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Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen by Sergio Ramazzina

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Scheduling PDI jobs and transformations (Intermediate)

ETL processes are always batch processes; you will launch them, and then at the very end you expect to get back the results. There is no kind of user interaction during the process's execution. Often, ETL processes can take quite some time to execute because they either work with a lot of data or they implement complex process rules that take a long time to execute. It is always a good idea to schedule them so that they can run whenever the system load is low. This last recipe guides you through how to schedule PDI jobs and transformations on Unix/Linux. As usual, anything is applicable for both jobs and transformations; the only difference is in the name of the script's file that is to be ...

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