I'm happy to see that Doug Laney has joined us here in the blog space. Not to take anything away from his valuable services, but I also would like to say that we are offering a free ETL score-carding mechanism. This is a very short entry to show you where the score-card lives. The downloadable score-card is free/empty. and has no vendors.
The free ETL/ELT scorecard is downloadable at: www.MyersHolum.com
My thoughts on the ETL/ELT scorecard are as follows: ETL and ELT are two different utilities and really shouldn't be compared except in areas of metadata, GUI development (no-code environment during development), flexibility, connectivity. Unfortunately comparing ETL to ELT in the transformation areas is unfair, but necessary. It is important to evaluate which transformations are provided to you by the RDBMS vendors, and which you have to add to the RDBMS (UDF - User Defined Functions) yourself.
However, the true nature of this scorecard looks at sourcing, targeting, metadata, transformations, market stability, cost, number of outside consulting firms, cost of available consulting knowledge, and a few other key metrics. Please feel free to download, and post your comments, questions, remarks or improvements here.
CTO, Myers-Holum, Inc.
Posted May 27, 2005 4:29 AM
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