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Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable

kettle etl  on its Kettle project. Kettle stands for Kettle ETTL Environment, where ETTL is Pentaho's acronym for extraction, transformation, transportation, and loading of data. The ETL system supports: a variety of steps (a step represents the smallest unit in a transformation and contains either predefined or custom logic that is applied to each row as it makes its way from the source to the target); slowly changing dimensions (SCDs); connectors for a multitude of data sources (access to proprietary databases

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