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jbleuel
01-11-2006, 11:56 PM
The case for open source ETL, Published: 23rd December 2005, By: Philip Howard
http://www.it-director.com/article.php?articleid=13073&quote=gen


Philip Howard discusses 4 different open source ETL tools.



Kettle is the only product with graphical user interface ("a graphical drag-and-drop style product") and "looks much more like an PowerCenter or DataStage". ;-)



As a conclusion he states: "In other words, each of the products has something different going for it, though none of them will trouble the likes of Informatica, IBM or Ab Initio."



What do you think about this?

MattCasters
01-12-2006, 12:09 AM
Hi Jens, you didn't ask, but here is my opinion on the article...





First, here is the link to the article (http://www.it-director.com/article.php?articleid=13073)




>In other words, each of the products has something different going for it, though
>none of them will trouble the likes of Informatica, IBM or Ab Initio.

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Well, none of them cost a milion dollars to buy, install, upgrade, maintain and support over a 5 year period of time. Going at 50-100 downloads a day of the Kettle distribution file, somehow I'm not too sure about Philips bold statement either.





Also, the article has already been published before here (http://www.it-analysis.com/enterprise/content.php?cid=8251) with my original reply below.





As a final thought I want to say that MIS is not about technology, but it's about user requirements. Pick whatever tool that feels right to you to bridge the gap between technological challenges and what your users whant.


Cheers,





Matt