Good news Kettle fans!
Our community is bound to become a bit larger as a whole group of students (38) at the Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen (Batchelor level) will receive a one day workshop with Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle). This workshop will take place in early November, most likely the 4th.
It’s interesting to see that during that day we’ll be able to go through most of the work involved in reading and staging the data, data cleansing and a few slowly changing dimensions with a fact table. On top of that we’ll explain how to use Pentaho Data Integration in that setting. When time permits we’ll show how to set up a metadata model on top of that data to create reports on it. On top of that the students will get an idea about what exactly open source is all about.
Obviously, the fact that PDI is very easy to install, has an easy learning curve, runs on any system and works on virtually any database (for free!) makes that possible. Compare this to other proprietary ETL tools and in the same time you might just get the software installed.
It’s my sincere hope that other schools will follow suit. If anyone interested reads this, feel free to contact me for more information.
Until next time,