Chapter 1. Getting Started with Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration is an engine along with a suite of tools responsible for the processes of extracting, transforming, and loading—best known as the ETL processes. This book is meant to teach you how to use PDI.

In this chapter you will:

  • Learn what Pentaho Data Integration is
  • Install the software and start working with the PDI graphical designer
  • Install MySQL, a database engine that you will use when you start working with databases

Pentaho Data Integration and Pentaho BI Suite

Before introducing PDI, let's talk about Pentaho BI Suite. The Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite is a collection of software applications intended to create and deliver solutions for decision making. The main ...

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