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Choosing the Right Version

Pentaho Data Integration comes in two varieties:

  1. Community Edition (CE)
  2. Enterprise Edition (EE)

For more help in selecting the appropriate edition for your needs, see "Why Choose Enterprise Edition?"

Installing Kettle

You can download _Pentaho Data Integration Community Edition _from

For the Enterprise Edition, please use the Customer Support Portal, or go to for an Evaluation copy.


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 may 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, command-line scripts (Kitchen, Pan) to execute transformations and jobs, and other utilities.

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