Many organization, both private and public, are currently evaluating or deploying Open Source ETL tools like Talend, CloverETL or Pentaho. These leading open source ETL suites offer a range of ETL capabilities, ranging from ETL to ad-hoc analysis and reporting.
Adoption increases for open source ETL tools
On a feature by feature comparison, many open source ETL tools still can’t beat the leading closed source offerings, but, as a leading analyst firm recently stated in a research paper: open source adoption increases, because it is often considered ‘good enough’. The functionality of Pentaho has increased so rapidly in the last two years that it has become a major competitor for the closed source tools.
Open source ETL tools are worth considering
If you combine the ‘good enough’ factor with an attractive price point and the support delivered by the vendors, open source ETL is certainly worth considering. In the ETL tools comparison report there is a thorough evaluation of the most common open source ETL tools listed like Talend, CloverETL and Pentaho.
Order the comparison: open source ETL tools included
Since 2003, the consultancy and analyst company Passionned Group has been closely monitoring the market for both data integration and open source ETL tools.