This is the starting point for the blog Fun Stuff about the Open Source ETL Tool Kettle aka Pentaho Data Integration (PDI).
The short history: Five years ago, in early December 2005, Matt Casters released the initial open source version of Kettle. I knew Kettle already before this time, developed a plug-in to get data out of SAP in 2005, did a lot of things around this great tool and joined Pentaho in mid 2007. You can read a bit more about the story in the blog post Some Historic Cornerstones of Kettle & Pentaho and in the book Pentaho Kettle Solutions by Matt Casters, Roland Bouman and Jos van Dongen.
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