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Pentaho Data Integration Quick Start Guide

By : María Carina Roldán
Book Image

Pentaho Data Integration Quick Start Guide

By: María Carina Roldán

Overview of this book

Pentaho Data Integration(PDI) is an intuitive and graphical environment packed with drag and drop design and powerful Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) capabilities. Given its power and flexibility, initial attempts to use the Pentaho Data Integration tool can be difficult or confusing. This book is the ideal solution. This book reduces your learning curve with PDI. It provides the guidance needed to make you productive, covering the main features of Pentaho Data Integration. It demonstrates the interactive features of the graphical designer, and takes you through the main ETL capabilities that the tool offers. By the end of the book, you will be able to use PDI for extracting, transforming, and loading the types of data you encounter on a daily basis.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Chapter 6. Orchestrating Your Work

In this chapter, you will learn how to organize your work with PDI jobs. By the end of the chapter, you will be able to use PDI jobs to sequence tasks, dealing with files, sending emails, and other useful tasks.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding the purpose of PDI jobs
  • Designing and running jobs
  • Combining the execution of jobs and transformations
  • Running jobs with the Kitchen utility