A new version of GeoKettle released!

A new version of GeoKettle released!

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Canada – The GeoSOA research group (https://geosoa.scg.ulaval.ca) of the Centre for Research in Geomatics at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada is proud to announce the release of a new version of GeoKettle (https://www.geokettle.org).

GeoKettle is a “spatially-enabled” version of Pentaho Data Integration
(Kettle, https://kettle.pentaho.org). Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle)
is a powerful, metadata-driven ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) tool
dedicated to the integration of different data sources for building
data warehouses. It is part of the open source BI (Business
Intelligence) software suite designed by Pentaho (https://www.pentaho.com).

This special distribution of Kettle includes extensions which enable the
use of geospatial (GIS) data. Like Kettle, GeoKettle is released under
the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

GeoKettle v3.1.0-20081103 is still in alpha version but demonstrates the
potential of this ETL tool dedicated to spatial data warehouses and
Spatial OLAP (SOLAP) applications.

What’s new since release 2.5.2-20080531 ?

  • The GeoKettle extensions were ported to the new Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) version 3.1.0-GA. As such, this release of GeoKettle includes all the improvements from the new PDI version.
  • Changed the core Geometry object framework from GeOxygene to the Java
    Topology Suite (JTS).
  • Added native support for Oracle Spatial and MySQL geospatial DBMS.
  • Speed improvements: due to the upgrade of PDI core and to the JTS library, GeoKettle now offers better throughput. We measured a typical speedup of row throughput between 15% and 60% (depending of the transformation) when using geospatial data.