There is a good article about Pentaho startup time, and how to speed it up at:
https://blog.twineworks.com/improvin...n-78d0803c559b

The 'remove plugins' method works for Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) versions 7.0 and 8.0, but no longer apply to version 8.1.

Has anybody done work with startup time in Kettle version 8.1?