Extract Transform Load (ETL) is such a data management method that many organizations are now relying on for this purpose. Retailers who need to see sales data regularly, recording business mergers and collecting partnership details are few of the fields of application for these tools. ETL can combine transaction data from multiple warehouses, compile it and make it more decipherable to executives. It’s often used to consolidate data from business mergers, and to collect and join data from external partners.
Below are the open source and paid tools we will be comparing:
- Talend Open Studio for Data Integration [Open Source]
- Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle) [Open Source]
- CloverDX [Open Source]
- Informatica – PowerCenter
- Data Oracle Integrator
- Microsoft SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS)
- IBM Infosphere Information Server
- SAP – BusinessObjects Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio for Data Integration
Talend Data Studio provides data integrations processes and is built on the Eclipse graphical environment which makes the mapping between source and destination easy. You can drag and drop components into your workspace and configure them accordingly. You can save your work to the repository to reuse the components. Talend has a dynamic pricing model which can be upgraded if you require more features and capabilities for a project.