When supporting ETL processes, one of the things you have to be conscious of is job failures. To get timely notification of those failures you can include email messages within your workflows that are generated when a failure occurs. Another way that is available, that many Pentaho Data Integration users may not be aware of, is the ability to send Push notifications out from your workflows. A developer named Joel Latino has supplied plugins to the Pentaho Marketplace that can be used to send notifications to Android and Apple iOS devices.
In this post, I’ll look at sending them to Android devices, and in a followup article I hope to cover sending to iOS using Joel’s plugins.