Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration: Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Install Penataho Data Integration and get familiar with the graphical designer—Spoon
  • Work with files to get data from simple input sources, preview, and send it back in any of the common output formats
  • Perform basic transformation operations on data such as performing calculations, adding constants, counting, filtering, ordering, and searching data
  • Solve real-world problems by manipulating the flow of data by combining or splitting it
  • Solve sophisticated problems such as normalizing data from pivoted tables with ease
  • Explore the various PDI options to validate data and to handle errors
  • Connect to a database engine of your choice to get and store information coming from any source
  • Perform advanced operations with databases such as loading data dimensions
  • Create advanced processes such as nesting jobs, iterating on jobs and transformations, and creating subtransformations
  • Implement business processes by scheduling tasks, checking conditions, organizing files and folders, sending emails with alerts, and treating errors in a way that meets your requirements
About

Pentaho Data Integration (a.k.a. Kettle) is a full-featured open source ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) solution. Although PDI is a feature-rich tool, effectively capturing, manipulating, cleansing, transferring, and loading data can get complicated.

This book is full of practical examples that will help you to take advantage of Pentaho Data Integration's graphical, drag-and-drop design environment. You will quickly get started with Pentaho Data Integration by following the step-by-step guidance in this book. The useful tips in this book will encourage you to exploit powerful features of Pentaho Data Integration and perform ETL operations with ease.

Starting with the installation of the PDI software, this book will teach you all the key PDI concepts. Each chapter introduces new features, allowing you to gradually get involved with the tool. First, you will learn to work with plain files, and to do all kinds of data manipulation. Then, the book gives you a primer on databases and teaches you how to work with databases inside PDI. Not only that, you'll be given an introduction to data warehouse concepts and you will learn to load data in a data warehouse. After that, you will learn to implement simple and complex processes.
Once you've learned all the basics, you will build a simple datamart that will serve to reinforce all the concepts learned through the book.

Features
  • Get started with Pentaho Data Integration from scratch.
  • Enrich your data transformation operations by embedding Java and JavaScript code in PDI transformations.
  • Create a simple but complete Datamart Project that will cover all key features of PDI.
  • Part of Packt's Beginner's Guide series: Each task gradually develops from the previous task with an organized sequence of instructions accompanied with relevant explanation and a set of challenging tasks that the reader will be able to accomplish.
Page Count 492
Course Length 14 hours 45 minutes
ISBN
Date Of Publication 3 Apr 2010

Authors

María Carina Roldán

María Carina Roldán was born in Argentina and has a bachelor's degree in computer science.

She started working with Pentaho back in 2006. She spent all these years developing BI solutions, mainly as an ETL specialist, and working for different companies around the world.

Currently, she lives in Buenos Aires and works as an independent consultant.

Carina is the author of Learning Pentaho Data Integration 8 CE, published by Packt in December 2017. She has also authored other books on Pentaho, all of them published by Packt.