Trends Report

Market Overview: Open Source ETL Tools

An Attractive Alternative To Custom Code

November 6th, 2007
With contributors:
Mike Gilpin , Norman Nicolson

Summary

As open source, community-driven software continues its evolution from an interesting experiment to a viable technology alternative for enterprises, additional market segments develop open-source alternatives. The latest segment in the trend is open source extract, transform, and load (ETL) data integration. While the vendors and projects leading the way in this emerging market have their sights set on creating an alternative to commercially available packaged solutions, expect early adopters to be independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs), as well as end users in both midmarket and enterprise-sized organizations that are looking for a more productive and efficient alternative to writing custom code.

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