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Configure the PDI Design Tools and Utilities

Overview

Explains how to configure Spoon and utilities.

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Before you can use the Pentaho Data Integration tools, you need to perform configuration tasks for each workstation that runs the tools and utilities. Just follow the Guide Post graphics to ensure you complete the entire process. It should take you less than 1 hour for each workstation running the design tools.

If you used the Pentaho Trial Download and the Installation Wizard, the DI Server and its tools and utilities reside on the same workstation. If you used any of the other installation techniques, the DI Server and its tools and utilities may reside on separate workstations.

Here is the list of the Pentaho Data Integration tools and utilities and what they do.
Tool or Utility What It Does
Carte
  • Enables remote execution of jobs and transformations continuously in the background
  • Enables distribution and coordinated job execution across a collection of computers, a process known as clustering
Kitchen
  • Provides a command-line method to run jobs immediately
  • Typically used after the ETL development phase for production environments
Pan
  • Provides a command-line method to run transformations immediately
  • Typically used after the ETL development phase for production environments
Spoon Allows users to design and manage complex ETL workloads with a graphical user interface