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Evaluate and Learn Pentaho Data Integration (PDI)

As you explore Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), you will be introduced to the major components, watch videos, work through hands-on examples, and read about the different features. Review the documentation and contact Pentaho sales support if you have questions.

PDI Basics

This section familiarizes you with PDI and introduces you to basic terminology and concepts. Then, you learn how to start and configure Spoon and take a spin through the interface.

Get Acquainted with Spoon

Spoon is the PDI design tool. In this section you will set up Spoon, take a tour of the Spoon interface, and learn about the different Spoon perspectives.

Build Transformations and Jobs

Now that your environment is set up and you are familiar with Spoon, you are ready to build transformations and jobs. Work through the tutorial in this section.

Explore Big Data and Streamlined Data Refinery

In this section, you will learn how to use transformation steps to connect to a variety of Big Data data sources, including Hadoop, NoSQL, and analytical databases such as MongoDB. You can then try working through the detailed, step-by-step tutorials, and peruse the out-of-the-box steps that Spoon provides. Learn how to work with Streamlined Data Refinery. Then, you will have an opportunity to move beyond the basics and learn how to edit transformations and metadata models.

About Kitchen, Pan, and Carte

Kitchen, Pan, and Carte are command line tools for executing jobs and transformations modeled in Spoon.

Learn More

Now that you have completed an initial evaluation of PDI, dig a little deeper. Find out how to: