Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen

There are more and more books being published on Pentaho these days. This time, a little book called Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen (ca. 76 pages) by Sergio Ramazzina is making its way into the hands of many eager Pentaho fans. This books provides a detailed overview of using the kitchen and pan utilities. It is a short practical book (everything is explained based on examples) that covers all the essential and some advanced topics (quite frankly, probably everything there is to say about these utilities) and I definitely give it big thumbs up! It makes a really nice introduction for somebody who is new to these utilities and even covers some advanced topics (like execution of archived jobs and transformations) for the seasoned user. All this is beefed up with some nifty tips and tricks!


  1. Nice to learn about this new book! Thanks for bringing it!

  2. TQ Steiner... Also can you suggest a good one for learning Pentaho Design studio.

    1. I don't know of any book that discusses PDS in great length. There are a few pages about in "Pentaho Solutions" book by Roland Bouman and Jos van Dongen.