Big Data Transformation Goes Open Source with Pentaho Kettle
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Open source business intelligence vendor Pentaho is bringing Big Data transformation capabilities into the open source fold. Pentaho announced today the new Kettle 4.3 release, which includes new capabilities for transforming and working with Big Data.
Kettle is an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) technology, which enables applications to take data from outside sources, transform it into a usable format and make it available for loading in a database or business intelligence application. Pentaho has had an open source edition of Kettle for several years, but previous to the new 4.3 release Big Data capabilities were only available to paying enterprise customers. Pentaho is opening up its Big Data ETL capabilities as open source now to capitalize on what it sees as a market opportunity.