Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Review

It handles metadata management efficiently and exports data loads from our ERP system to our finance data warehouse.

What is most valuable?

It's highly flexible, and can interface with almost any technology. One of the best ETL tools.

How has it helped my organization?

It has streamlined and automated data loads, and exports from our ERP system to our finance data warehouse and to Hyperion Essbase. The post-data load tie-back to the source system was also performed using this tool. The tool has also made metadata management more efficient, and automated the process from relational source to Hyperion Essbase.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It used to crash with large datasets.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never had to contact them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the only ETL tool I have used and never found a need to look for another. It met all our needs.

How was the initial setup?

Straighforward except for DBA involvement during installation for schema creation.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was done in-house.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarBrian Dandeneau
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Great review. I agree that it can streamline the Metadata loading process for EPM applications. Especially if you have DRM installed you can automate the front to end process just by kicking off a few batch scripts. You just have to make sure you have the licensing to do it.