An Engagement Mechanism

  • Participate in the Pentaho Community: By using Pentaho CE, you become part of an active and engaging Community and benefit from its open source contributions.
  • Make valuable contributions: The Pentaho open source projects deliver better, faster, and more reliable products that are time-tested by the community. Developers, testers, writers, implementers, and most of all users are directly involved as a team to make high-value software contributions.

A QA Environment

  • Test it: There are no better testers than people who actually use the Pentaho CE software, reporting bugs, making suggestions, and providing direction for the projects.

An Evaluation Platform

  • Build with CE: The flexibility of Pentaho CE enables you to jump-start your development, innovate, experiment, find a solution you like, and then upgrade to Pentaho EE when you are ready for production.

Pentaho 6.0 Release

  • Data Services: Ability to expose any point of a transformation as a virtual table that can be accessed from the outside through a JDBC interface - and this usage can be not only external but also internal. This feature comes with huge improvements on the concept, not only at a UI level, but also on global Caching abilities and Push Down Optimizations.
  • OSGi support: OSGi was included in the Pentaho stack, so now plugins can be built and deployed as OSGi bundles.
  • New PDI Marketplace: We were able to bring the BA Server Marketplace into PDI.
  • Named clusters testing framework: We built a set of test cases that will help you troubleshoot what happens within Hadoop, as well as guidelines on how to fix the open issues. Also, we built the beginning of a generic and pluggable test framework, which means that you'll be able to plug in your own test cases and you'll also see soon this "test framework" appear in other areas of the product.
  • Library upgrades: A bunch of libraries were upgraded, including Java 8, Tomcat 8, VFS2, etc.
  • Rest APIs for user management: Ability to use fully supported Rest APIs for automating user management.
  • Lineage in PDI: Organizations not only need to know which ETL and transformations they have, they need to know exactly what is happening at any point in time. What files, what parameters, when, by who, and so on. Now you can tell PDI to capture all that runtime information.

With Pentaho Marketplace you can easily download and install plugins developed by the Pentaho Community, extending the capabilities of your Pentaho platform.


  • Discover plugins: In Pentaho Marketplace you can browse and install the latest plugins in a very simple way.
  • Submit your plugins: You can contribute plugins and let everyone benefit from your work. This is a great way to get feedback and other community members involved in your work.
Visit the Pentaho Marketplace website. Find apps, PDI plugins and more.


Main Downloads

Pentaho's modern, simplified, and interactive approach empowers business users to access, discover and blend any data types regardless of their size. With a full spectrum of increasingly advanced analytics tools, from basic reports to predictive modeling, users can help themselves to analyze and visualize data across multiple measures and dimensions without being dependent on IT.

Pentaho’s Data Integration, also known as Kettle, delivers powerful extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) capabilities. You can use this stand-alone application to visually design transforms and jobs that extract your existingdata and make it available for easy reporting and analysis.

The Report Designer is a graphical tool that generates reports from data streamed through the Data Integration engine without the need for any intermediate staging tables. You can output your reports in several formats, includingPDF, Excel, HTML, rich-text-file, XML. and CSV.

Pentaho Marketplace allows users to explore and test the plugins that are most relevant for them. Download and install plugins developed by the Pentaho Community, extending the capabilities of your Pentaho platform.

Design Tools

The Aggregation Designer provides a simple interface that allows you to create and deploy aggregate tables to improve the performance of your Pentaho Analysis (Mondrian) OLAP cubes.

The Schema Workbench is a visual design interface that allows you to create and test Mondrian OLAP cube schemas. You can present your data multi-dimensionally and let users select which dimensions and measures to explore, interactively drilling into cross-tabulating data.

Metadata Editor is a tool that simplifies your experience when creating reports, and allows you to build metadata domains and relational data models.

Big Data

Pentaho uses an abstraction layer to facilitate supporting a broad set of Hadoop distributions and version updates. The plugins which enable compatibility with a specific distribution are called /shims/. Use the link below to get a list of the currently support distributions and versions.

Pentaho does not ship all available shims with the product and we generally do not have to update a shim for a minor or patch version change. Shims that support older distributions as well as new ones created after release are available for download here. If the note says that a later version of a shim also supports your version, Pentaho recommends using the later version.

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