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This month,  we’d like to introduce – webSpoon, a contribution to the Pentaho Community from the Global Center for Social Innovation – North America.

 

Pentaho Kettle is the open source ETL engineering tool from Pentaho. It has a graphical designer called Spoon, a great tool that allows data integration from flat files and RDBMS to Hadoop and beyond to be intuitively designed. To address the needs of developers for a browser-based tool, CSI-NA developed webSpoon, an alternative to Spoon with the same look & feel. WebSpoon allows you to design and execute data integration tasks in a web browser over a network. It could also be used to expand use cases of Spoon and PDI to data security and privacy, managed PDI development environment (either on the cloud/on-premise), data integration embedded in other web apps, online collaboration, etc.

 

Figure 1. webSpoon in a web browser

 

This project has been open-sourced in GitHub [1] and a Docker image is available to download from Docker Hub [2]. This is just one of many developments taking place in the Pentaho community, and is a very popular path for advanced features to reach a high level of stability and maturity while providing early access to cutting edge technology.

Figure 2. Dr. Hota Talked at Pentaho Community Meeting 2016 (PCM16)

 

Please give it a try and let us hear your opinion. Your feedback and comments are very important to the maturity of this exciting new development.

 

For more details, please contact  hiromu.hota@hal.hitachi.com or http://www.hitachi-america.us/rd/contact_us/, or follow @HiromuHota.

 

[1] https://github.com/HiromuHota/pentaho-kettle

[2] https://hub.docker.com/r/hiromuhota/webspoon