There are many ETL software solutions available to today's businesses - from enterprise level powerhouses to simple open-source integration suites. How do you go about choosing the right solution for your business? At Adeptia, we're committed to making data integration simple - and we want to make your decision simple, too. Below is a comparison of the most popular ETL vendors including IBM Datastage, Pentaho Kettle, Microsoft SSIS, Informatica Powercenter, and now.
IBM DataStage and Informatica are examples of Enterprise ETL solutions that have extensive background and experience in the ETL market with their ability to scale performance in handling very large data volumes in complex, heterogeneous environments. These products provide comprehensive features and functionality and so require extensive training to use effectively. Other solutions in this category are Oracle Warehouse Builder, SAS Integration Server and Business Objects Data Integrator. Considering the cost and the effort required in implementing these solutions, they are typically best suited for large, complex, enterprise-wide business intelligence scenarios in Fortune 1000 organizations.
On the other spectrum of the market are the Open Source vendors that offer ETL solutions which are now maturing into viable technology alternatives. Talend, Pentaho and CloverETL are examples of solutions available in this category. These providers typically offer a version of their software with a free, open-source license, however, most users find those editions to be too limited for real-life situations. They also typically offer a commercially licensed-version which is more feature rich although it is the same code as the open source, but includes support and warranty. Early adopters of Open Source solutions are typically independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) who view these solutions to be attractive alternatives to writing custom code.
Adeptia Cloud is a web-based integration solution designed to provide an alternative to open-source software such as Penatho Kettle or CloverETL. For less then $50/month, business professionals can easily integrate their data without the coding and technical expertise required by most open source solutions, and have access to world-class support to help them resolve any issues they run into. Adeptia Cloud is based on the powerful Adeptia platform - it's not watered down or weakened, simply a more compact version of the Adeptia platform designed for low-volume usage.
Adeptia Hybrid Cloud is a commercially-licensed packaged software that is targeted to the mid-market and large enterprises that need a good, easy-to-use solution for typical integration and ETL requirements. It is designed to build integration flows very quickly by reusing existing components. It is ideal for creating and centrally managing data flows from within one tool, rather than writing ad-hoc programs and scripts.
Both products provide rich functionality at a fraction of the cost of comparative solutions. Adeptia provides technical documentation, as well as training and support options. Adeptia has been in business for 10+ years and its commercial license approach also addresses any risks that customers may associate with open source software.