Pentaho Data Integration 4 Cookbook

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  • Configure Kettle to connect to databases, explore them, and perform CRUD operations
  • Read, write, and parse simple and unstructured files
  • Solve common Excel needs such as reading from a particular cell or generating several sheets at a time
  • Read, validate, and generate simple and complex XML structures
  • Manipulate files by copying, deleting, compressing, or transferring to remote servers
  • Look up information from different sources such as databases, web services, or spreadsheets among others
  • Work with data flows performing operations such as joining, merging, or filtering rows
  • Customize the Kettle logs to your needs
  • Embed Java code in your transformations to gain performance and flexibility
  • Execute and reuse transformations and jobs in different ways
  • Integrate Kettle with Pentaho Reporting, Pentaho Dashboards, Community Data Access, and Pentaho BI Platform

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI, also called Kettle), one of the data integration tools leaders, is broadly used for all kind of data manipulation such as migrating data between applications or databases, exporting data from databases to flat files, data cleansing, and much more. Do you need quick solutions to the problems you face while using Kettle?

Pentaho Data Integration 4 Cookbook explains Kettle features in detail through clear and practical recipes that you can quickly apply to your solutions. The recipes cover a broad range of topics including processing files, working with databases, understanding XML structures, integrating with Pentaho BI Suite, and more.

Pentaho Data Integration 4 Cookbook shows you how to take advantage of all the aspects of Kettle through a set of practical recipes organized to find quick solutions to your needs. The initial chapters explain the details about working with databases, files, and XML structures. Then you will see different ways for searching data, executing and reusing jobs and transformations, and manipulating streams. Further, you will learn all the available options for integrating Kettle with other Pentaho tools.

Pentaho Data Integration 4 Cookbook has plenty of recipes with easy step-by-step instructions to accomplish specific tasks. There are examples and code that are ready for adaptation to individual needs.

  • Manipulate your data by exploring, transforming, validating, integrating, and more
  • Work with all kinds of data sources such as databases, plain files, and XML structures among others
  • Use Kettle in integration with other components of the Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite
  • Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions packed with screenshots, tables, and tips to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 352
Course Length 10 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781849515245
Date Of Publication 22 Jun 2011


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.

Adrián Sergio Pulvirenti

Adrián Sergio Pulvirenti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1972. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences at UBA, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. He has dedicated more than 15 years to developing desktop and web-based software solutions. Over the last few years he has been leading integration projects and development of BI solutions.