Pentaho Data Integration

Most of the Pentaho engines, including the engines mentioned earlier, were created as community projects and later adopted by Pentaho. The PDI engine is no exception—Pentaho Data Integration is the new denomination for the business intelligence tool born as Kettle.


The name Kettle didn't come from the recursive acronym Kettle Extraction, Transportation, Transformation, and Loading Environment it has now, but from KDE Extraction, Transportation, Transformation and Loading Environment, as the tool was planned to be written on top of KDE, as mentioned in the introduction of the book.

In April 2006 the Kettle project was acquired by the Pentaho Corporation and Matt Casters, Kettle's founder, also joined the Pentaho team ...

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