[OSGeo-Discuss] A new version of GeoKettle released!

Thierry Badard Thierry.Badard at scg.ulaval.ca
Mon Nov 3 20:49:15 PST 2008


The GeoSOA research group (http://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

GeoKettle is a "spatially-enabled" version of Pentaho Data Integration
(Kettle, http://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 (http://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.

For further details, to download GeoKettle and to join the active
GeoKettle community through the different mailing lists, please visit
the GeoKettle project page:


Hoping you will enjoy GeoKettle.


Prof. Thierry Badard, Ph.D.

Professeur au Département des sciences géomatiques
Chercheur régulier au Centre de Recherche en Géomatique
Chercheur régulier du Réseau de Centres d'Excellence GEOIDE
Chercheur collaborateur de la chaire de recherche
industrielle en base de données géospatiales décisionnelles
Responsable du projet de formation sur les normes
internationales en géomatique
Administrateur des projets open source GeOxygene et GeoKettle
(http://oxygene-project.sourceforge.net &
Membre votant de la fondation OSGeo

Département des sciences géomatiques
Faculté de foresterie et de géomatique
Pavillon Louis-Jacques Casault
1055, avenue du Séminaire
Local 1343
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Tél.: +1.418.656-7116 - Fax: +1.418.656-7411
Courriel : Thierry.Badard at scg.ulaval.ca
Web: http://geosoa.scg.ulaval.ca


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