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The solution has a free to use community version.

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The debugging capabilities are great, particularly during data flow execution. You can look into the data and see what's going on in the pipeline.Built in reports show package execution and messages. Logging can also be customized so only what is needed is logged. There is also an excellent logging replacement called BiXpress that provides both historical and real-time monitoring which is more efficient and much more robust than the built-in logging capabilities. And none of this requires custom coding to make it useful unlike many other ETL tools.The most valuable features of this solution are the fast insert and fuzzy logic matching.This solution is easy to implement, has a wide variety of connectors, has support for Visual Basic, and supports the C language.The initial setup of this solution is very straightforward.The setup is straightforward. It's very easy to install.With this solution, there is the potential to expand, so that you can immediately write code onto the SQL server.The workflow features have been very valuable. You can have automated workflows and all the steps are controlled. The workflow functionality of integration services is excellent.

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It's not very stable, at least not in the case of the community edition. I'm working with the community edition right now and I think perhaps it is because of that it is not very stable, it causes the system to sometimes hang. I'm not sure if this is the case for pair tiers.

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It should have other programming languages supported as well from a scripting perspective. Currently, only C# and VB.NET are supported, which limits it to .NET. It should have Java support as well.You have to write push down join & lookup SQL to the database yourself via stored procedures or use of the SQL Task to get very high performance. That said, this is a common complaint for nearly all ETL tools on the market and those that offer an alternative such as Informatica offer them at a very expensive add-on price.Generic processes should be used instead of custom code for each table.Tuning using this solution requires extensive expertise to improve performance.The performance of this solution is not as good as other tools in the market.Video training would be a helpful addition.The solution should work on the GPU, graphical processing unit. There should also be piping integration available.It needs more integration tools, so you can connect to different sources.

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t's incredibly cost effective, easy to learn the basics quickly (although like all ETL tools requires the traditional learning curve to get good at) and has an immense user base.This solution is included with the MSSQL server package.My advice is to look at what your configuration will be because most companies have their own deals with Microsoft.This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers.

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RajneeshShukla
author avatarAThiré
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There are two products I know about
* TimeXtender : Microsoft based, Transformation logic is quiet good and can easily be extended with T-SQL , Has a semantic layer that generates metat data for cubes . price approx 40K$, works with tables
. Attunity (Bought by Qlik) : technology agnostic , nice web interface , expensive > 100K€. Works with transaction logs

There are many other pure ETL tools
* ERWIN has a nice one ,

author avatarKaroly Krokovay
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Hi Rajneesh,
yes here is the feature comparison between the community and enterprise edition : https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/brochure/leverage-open-source-benefits-with-assurance-of-hitachi-overview.pdf

And a short description of the community edition: https://www.predictiveanalyticstoday.com/pentaho-community-edition/

And the download link: https://community.hitachivantara.com/s/article/downloads

You can ask more from the great community: https://forums.pentaho.com/

Regards
Károly

author avatarKaroly Krokovay
User

We have experiences only in Pentaho Data Integrator (open source competitor of the Oracle Data Integrator).
But OLAP exporting wasn't in our scope until now.

author avatarRajneeshShukla
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Hi Karoly, Thanks for your input. community: https://forums.pentaho.com/ is not allowing new registrations for new users. I guess they accept queries from customers only and not from any one. Do you know any other forum, community, SMEs contacts who can help on queries?

author avatarRajneeshShukla
Real User

Hi Karoly,

Thanks for your response !!!
Is Pentaho Data Integrator available as freeware/open source tool? Does it come in basic, standard and enterprise editions flavors?

It integrates data from various heterogeneous systems like multiple variety of databases (SQL server, Oracle, DB2 etc), files (XML, XLS, CSV, text etc)? Targets can be any type of DB , file etc.?

What all flavors available like Basic, Standard, Enterprise editions? All editions are free/ open source?

Thanks,
Rajneesh

author avatarRajneeshShukla
Real User

Hi AThire ,
Thanks for your response, I am looking for open source tools.

Regards,
Rajneesh

author avatarRajneeshShukla
Real User

Thanks Stefan !!!
May I know if Talend is opensource /free ? It is available in all 3 editions - basic , standard end enterprise? it is capable to read data from all heterogeneous system like various types of data bases and files etc..?

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Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

SSIS is a package is an organized collection of connections, control flow elements, data flow elements, event handlers, variables, parameters, and configurations, that you assemble using either the graphical design tools that SQL Server Integration Services provides, or build programmatically. You then save the completed package to SQL Server, the SSIS Package Store, or the file system, or you can deploy the ssISnoversion project to the SSIS server. The package is the unit of work that is retrieved, executed, and saved.
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Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 12th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while SSIS is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Pentaho Data Integration is rated 8.0, while SSIS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Free to use, easy to set up, and has a great metadata injection feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Azure Data Factory and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and WhereScape RED.

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