My post last week on a tool selection project attracted lots of interest, at least from the two vendors whose tools I looked at: Pentaho and Talend. I am actually impressed (and proud!) to have gotten comments from Matt Casters and Fabrice Bonan – respectively founders of Kettle and Talend. Thanks for your interest in my blog!
Something nice Matt said (“the way Talend is handling all their database operators is pretty horrible”) got my attention. I did not feel this way when looking at Talend… but you may have a point. Both tools have very different approaches, and it’s likely that each of them might have pluses and minuses, depending on the situation.
If Matt and Fabrice are still reading, I would be very interested in getting their perspective on how differently the tools handle database operators. I already know which one each of you will find best but some factual elements would be interesting. Please reply as comments but if I get interesting stuff I will summarize it in another post.