Pentaho 8.3 CE

The third release of Pentaho under Hitachi was made on July instead of the usual date that was October. Pedro Alves describes lots of improvements, specially to PDI. The community version can be downloaded from SourceForge.

The Client Tools folder contains the superb ETL (pdi-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip). And the Report Editor (prd-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip), also the metadata editor (pme-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip) and tools for multidimentional database design such as the schema workbench editor (psw-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip) or aggregation designer (pad-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip).

The Web Server to assign access rights to users, schedule automatic runs from ETL or reports and design dashboards is directly under the server folder (pentaho-server-ce-8.3.0.0-371.zip).

Edited 2020:
Edited: Remember that you only need to unzip the files to run the tools. The only requirement is java. To install the OpenJDK 8 version it you can:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

or:

  1. Browse to https://adoptopenjdk.net/ or https://openjdk.java.net/install/ and download
    (Java 8 & HotSpot options):
    OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64_linux_hotspot_8u252b09.tar.gz.
  2. Uncompress it into a DIRECTORY:
    sudo tar -C /<ANY-DIRECTORY> -zxf ~/Downloads/OpenJDK8U-jdk_x64_linux_hotspot_8u252b09.tar.gz
  3. Change its user:
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/jdk8u252-b09
  4. Add it to your path:
    sudo gedit /etc/profile
    adding at the end two lines:
    export JAVA_HOME=”/opt/jdku8222-b10
    export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
  5. Adding at the beginning of startup files (start-pentaho.sh, spoon.sh):
    export PENTAHO_JAVA_HOME=”/ANY-DIRECTORY/jdk8u252-b09″

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