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Installing Kettle

You can download Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), also known as Kettle, from

Go to if you are looking for Pentaho Enterprise Edition (EE) of PDI.


PDI _requires the _Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7. You can obtain a JRE for free from Oracle.


PDI does not require installation. Simply unpack the zip file into a folder of your choice. On Unix-like operating systems, you will need to make the shell scripts executable by using the chmod command:

cd data-integration
chmod +x *.sh


PDI _comes with a graphical user interface called _Spoon and with scripts to execute transformations, Jobs and other tools. Continue the tutorial to know them.

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