This book is the result of the efforts of many individuals. By convention, authors receive explicit credit, and get to have their names printed on the book cover. But creating this book would not have been possible without a lot of hard work behind the scenes. We, the authors, would like to express our gratitude to a number of people that provided substantial contributions, and thus help define and shape the final result that is Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
First, we'd like to thank those individuals that contributed directly to the material that appears in the book:
Ingo Klose suggested an elegant solution to generate keys starting from a given offset within a single transformation (this solution is discussed in Chapter 8, "Handling Dimension Tables," subsection "Generating Surrogate Keys Based on a Counter," shown in Figure 8-2).
Samatar Hassan provided text as well as working example transformations to demonstrate Kettle's RSS capabilities. Samatar's contribution is included almost completely and appears in the RSS section of Chapter 21, "Web Services."
Thanks to Mike Hillyer and the MySQL documentation team for creating and maintaining the Sakila sample database, which is introduced in Chapter 4 and appears in many examples throughout this book.
Although only three authors appear on the cover, there was actually a fourth one: We cannot thank Kasper de Graaf of DIKW-Academy enough for writing the Data Vault chapter, which has benefited greatly from his deep expertise ...