Pentaho Big Data Integration Tools Go Open Source

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Chris Kanaracus from IDG News writes that Pentaho is open sourcing Big Data tools from its Kettle 4.2 data-integration platform.

Kettle’s big data features provide visual tools that can greatly boost developer productivity by cutting down on the amount of code they need to write to work with MapReduce, NoSQL data stores and other technologies, according to Pentaho. They also deliver a “super-easy on-ramp” to Pentaho’s BI suite, the company added. The move to the Apache 2.0 license from LPGL makes sense, since major big data projects like Hadoop already use it, said Forrester Research analyst James Kobielus. Therefore, life should get simpler from a licensing perspective for developers running big data projects that incorporate multiple technologies.

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