Excellent book – Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration : Beginner’s Guide
Packt Publishing has released their book on PDI – Pentaho 3.2 Data Integration : Beginner’s Guide
The book was written by María Carina Roldán, a valued member of the PDI community. She does a great job of fulfilling the promise of the book’s title – it is a great introduction and ‘getting started’ book for Pentaho Data Integration. I have worked with PDI for the last few years, so I’m hardly a beginner, but I still learned useful techniques and tips from the book.
The book starts with basic information about the tool and installation instructions, then, chapter by chapter, it introduces features and techniques that build upon each other. By the end of the book you’ll know how to perform all the standard ETL operations using Pentaho Data Integration and then some. There are tutorials and exercises throughout the book that really you understand the tool and its features.
If your organization uses Informatica, Ab Initio, IBM/Ascential Data Stage, Business Objects Data Integrator, or Cognos Decision Stream, this $45 book could lead to savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars with Pentaho Data Integration, and make you a hero in the process. If your organization can’t afford those products, this $45 book could lead to solutions at a fraction of their cost, and make you a hero in the process.
Almost everything in the book applies just as well to PDI V4.0 as it does to V3.2
Disclosure: I was one of the reviewers of the book during its writing so I might be a little biased – but I was not paid for that effort, nor am I being paid to review the finished book.