ETL (extract, transform, load) is a type of data integration process of moving raw data from multiple sources and loading it into a centralized data warehouse. This is a vital component in making the data analysis ready to have a smooth business intelligence system in place. It improves data professional’s productivity and makes it easier for business users to analyze and report on data relevant to their initiatives. ETL applications handle mobile and Web data very efficiently and be a part of large industry standards and norms.
ETL tools are applications/platforms that enable users to execute ETL processes. In simple terms, these tools help businesses move data from one or many different data sources to a destination. This helps make the data both digestible and accessible in the desired location – often a data warehouse. Deciding an ETL tool is hard work for companies as these tools automate most of the workflows without requiring human intervention, but if not careful, it can also become a large money pit.
Some of the best ETL tools in the market are Improvado, Xplenty, AWS Glue, Parabola, Alooma, Apache Nifi, StarFish, Clover DX, Pentaho DI, Jasper, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Power Center, Stitch, and Oracle Data Integrator. Informatica can publish the database process as web services, conveniently, easily, and speedily. Informatica helps to balance the load between the database box & ETL server, with coding capability. Astera Centerprise is the most accessible tool to learn for DI jobs.