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ALSO CALLED: Data Extraction Software, Database Extraction Software, Extract Transform Load
DEFINITION: In managing databases, extract, transform, load (ETL) refers to three separate functions combined into a single programming tool. First, the extract function reads data from a specified source database and extracts a desired subset of data. Next, the transform function works with the acquired data - using rules or lookup tables, or creating combinations with other data - to convert it to the desired  … 
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E-Book: Best Practices for Buying Business Intelligence Technology
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: The BI market offers a dizzying array of technology options. From collecting organizational requirements, writing RFPs, conducting evaluations and running proof of concept projects, there is a lot involved in BI purchases. Read on to get straightforward advice from industry analysts and expert practitioners.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 13 Jan 2011

IBM

E-Book: Top Data Integration Trends and Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Data integration software is now much more than just extract, transform and load tools – it encompasses a wide range of platforms and technologies. Read this e-book to learn about the trends and emerging best practices that are shaping the data integration process at leading-edge organizations.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Book: Data Warehousing Technology Trends
sponsored by HP
EBOOK: Technological innovations are rapidly changing data warehouse architectures and providing the potential for substantial performance improvements. Read this e-book to get an update on the most important trends in data warehousing, including appliance technology, columnar databases, in-database analytics and more.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

HP

Oracle Database 11g for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white-paper provides an overview of Oracle Database 11g's capabilities for data warehousing, and discuses its key features and technologies. Discover how to integrate information, perform fast queries, scale to very large data volumes, and more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 23 Sep 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Performance Management and Business Intelligence: A Power Combination
sponsored by BeyeNETWORK
ANALYST REPORT: Since the beginning of the industrial age, company leaders and managers have sought to predict, plan, and control company performance. This recent research conducted by DecisionPath Consulting examines the adoption of BPM and BI to drive performance and profits.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

BeyeNETWORK

Accelerating Application Deployment with InfoSphere Foundation Tools
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Despite criticism of application development methodology over the years, some fundamental problems haven’t been addressed successfully. This paper examines a new direction supported by the IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools. These tools provide a coordinated approach well-suited to the special needs of contemporary information-centric development.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 13 Aug 2010

IBM

Open Source Data Integration: Learn to Address Limitations and Reduce Costs
sponsored by Talend
EGUIDE: With pressure on IT budgets, interest in open source data integration technology is growing yet implementations of open source data integration tools are rare compared with commercial deployments. Read this e-guide and learn to address such limitations and make open source data integration an attractive, lower-cost option for your organization.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Talend

DataFlux Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools
sponsored by DataFlux Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: DataFlux was recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2010 “Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools” report. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants evaluate vendors within a particular technology market based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Use this Magic Quadrant to understand the data quality tools market.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

DataFlux Corporation

BI on a Limited Budget: Strategies for Doing More with Less
sponsored by PivotLink
ANALYST REPORT: New research from TDWI ranks the strategies and tactics that BI and data warehousing teams have used to stretch their budgets in a down economy and charts the adoption rate of new technologies among small, midsize, and large companies. It also shows which types of incumbent BI/DW tools companies are most likely to replace in the next three years.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

PivotLink

Presentation Transcript: Common BI and ETL Process Management Pain Points and How to Handle Them
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses the most common BI and ETL process management pain points experienced by BI operations staff as well as strategies for addressing them. Learn how to face process issues, design processes that are efficient and resistant to common problems, and learn real-life examples of successful implementations.
Posted: 20 May 2010 | Published: 13 May 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Common BI and ETL Process Management Pain Points and How to Handle Them
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses the most common BI and ETL process management pain points experienced by BI operations staff as well as strategies for addressing them. Learn how to face process issues, design processes that are efficient and resistant to common problems, and learn real-life examples of successful implementations.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Premiered: May 13, 2010, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Cisco Systems, Inc.

TDWI Checklist Report: Data Requirements for Advanced Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This checklist lists and explains data requirements that are unique to advanced analytics. This report focuses on the data requirements of advanced analytics so organizations may become better equipped to populate a data warehouse or analytic database with data and data models that ensure the success of advanced analytic applications.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

SAS

Business Intelligence on a Budget: Is Software as a Service Business Intelligence right for your organization?
sponsored by Indicee
WHITE PAPER: With no upfront cost and minimal effort required for set up, SaaS BI solutions are ideal for small to mid-sized businesses, for addressing specific business needs or when few IT resources are available. SaaS BI solutions quickly provide access to critical reporting and analysis without the time needed for a full-blown on-premise BI implementation.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

Indicee

BeyeNETWORK Research Report: Open Source Solutions: Managing, Analyzing and Delivering Business Information
sponsored by Pentaho Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This survey report examines the usage of open source solutions within the BI and data warehousing market, describes what software is being deployed and presents the benefits and challenges of adopting open source technologies. Learn the rationale, practices and benefits that are driving use of open source as an alternative to traditional vendors.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2010

Pentaho Corporation

Open Source Master Data Management - The Time is Right
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Proper master data management (MDM) is very valuable when available to enterprise business processes and analytics. However, master data projects are often challenging, architecturally complex, time intensive and expensive. This paper explains why the time is right for open source MDM, and predicts the effects of open source on the MDM marketplace.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Talend

How to Populate Your CMDB in Four Steps
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that start small, and do it right, the gains achieved with their initial CMDB population will serve as a foundation for optimal data management results in other departments and other service areas. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

E-Book: How to Evaluate Data Warehouse Appliances
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EBOOK: Business Intelligence and analytics remain top priorities for organizations seeking to increase revenues and cut costs, but these systems often require a data warehouse to feed them correct and relevant information. This E-Book provides detailed expert advice on how to evaluate, select and prepare your organization for a data warehouse appliance.
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 | Published: 21 Oct 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Automated Business Intelligence: Delivering Real Business Value, Quickly, Easily, and Affordably
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper explores how traditional approaches fall short, what the automated solution and its benefits look like, how the on-demand delivery model best represents the integrated stack necessary for automation, and how the automated, on-demand model brings the benefits of BI to a far broader audience than ever before.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

Birst

IT Briefing: How to Optimize ETL for Demanding Data Environments
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: This document is based on a Syncsort/TechTarget Webcast entitled "How to Optimize ETL for Demanding Data Environments."
Posted: 21 Oct 2008 | Published: 21 Oct 2008

Syncsort

The Return on Investment of Open Source Data Integration
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the different alternatives to open source data integration, and presents the visible and hidden costs of these alternatives, on several types of projects.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Talend

Offshoring ETL Development in EPM Projects
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn why ETL development projects place a particular emphasis on quick turnaround, optimal performance and iterative development. Explore how you can execute EPM projects smoothly and with utmost efficiency, coordination and cost effectiveness.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hexaware Technologies

Complex Data: A New Challenge for Data Integration
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: A data warehouse isn't the whole truth without data from complex sources. Learn how complex data gives analytic applications greater accuracy and enables new operational applications.
Posted: 29 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Informatica

Comprehensive Data Warehousing & BI Solution with Oracle Database 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white-paper provides an overview of Oracle Database 11g's capabilities for data warehousing, and discuses its key features and technologies. Discover how to integrate information, perform fast queries, scale to very large data volumes, and more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Oracle Corporation

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2006
sponsored by Pervasive Integration
WHITE PAPER: Gartner's Magic Quadrant for data integration tools evaluates vendors offering broad data integration capabilities through an integration platform. Discover the ranking of capabilities and functionality, including data quality and profiling.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 22 Nov 2006

Pervasive Integration

Speeding ETL Processing in Data Warehouses
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how two operations in particular -- joins and aggregations -- play an integral role during preprocessing as well in manipulating and consolidating data in a data warehouse.
Posted: 19 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Syncsort
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ETL (SOFTWARE) DEFINITION (continued): …  state. Finally, the load function is used to write the resulting data (either all of the subset or just the changes) to a target database, which may or may not previously exist. ETL can be used to acquire a temporary subset of data for reports or other purposes, or a more permanent data set may be acquired for other purposes such as: the population of a data mart or data warehouse; conversion from one database type to another; and the migration of data from one database or platform to another.Getting started with ETLTo explore how ETL is used in the enterprise, here are some additional resources:ETL … 
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