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Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen by Sergio Ramazzina

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Preface

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) is an ETL tool that was born 10 years ago. Its creator, Matt Caster, celebrated the 10th anniversary of this product, originally named Kettle (you can read the celebratory post on Matt's blog at: http://www.ibridge.be/?p=211), this year on March 8th 2013. The term K. E. T. T. L. E. is an acronym that stands for Kettle Extraction Transformation Transport Load Environment. When Pentaho acquired Kettle, its name was changed to Pentaho Data Integration, but actually, many developers continue to call it by the old name: Kettle.

How the story began…

The history of Kettle began in 2001 when Matt Caster, Pentaho Data Integration's chief architect and creator of Kettle, was working as a BI consultant. He had the idea ...

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