Appendix E. Introducing PDI 4 Features

While writing this book, version 4.0 of PDI was still under development. Kettle 4.0 was mainly created to provide a new API for the future—the API that is cleaned up, flexible, more pluggable, and so on. Beside those architectural changes, Kettle 4.0 also includes some new functional features. This appendix will quickly introduce you to those features.

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