Preface

Pentaho Data Integration (aka Kettle) is an engine along with a suite of tools responsible for the processes of Extracting, Transforming, and Loading—better known as the ETL processes. PDI not only serves as an ETL tool, but it's also used for other purposes such as migrating data between applications or databases, exporting data from databases to flat files, data cleansing, and much more. PDI has an intuitive, graphical, drag-and-drop design environment, and its ETL capabilities are powerful. However, getting started with PDI can be difficult or confusing. This book provides the guidance needed to overcome that difficulty, covering the key features of PDI. Each chapter introduces new features, allowing you to gradually get involved with ...

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