ETL Conversion

ETL Conversion

Why Organisations want to migrate from one ETL environment to the Other?

Many Data-driven organizations today rely on their decision support systems and data warehouses to provide real-time access and analysis of business-critical information, in order to provide the most comprehensive data insights. They utilize multiple data integration processes, SQL based or ETL applications -that require specific support resources and pocket friendly budgeted costs. They typically invest in COTS ETL software to address this need.

While there are many reasons why an Organization like yours might look to convert from one ETL Tool to Other or completely migrate from a COTS based ETL Tool to a Open Source ETL Tool, here are some of the key reasons for considering a migration / conversion.

  • Your Organization might be using several ETL Tools across their different business units or when organizations merge into a larger conglomerate there could be several ETL Tools coming into picture and managing each ETL Tool requires specialized knowledge and expensive IT skills along with licensing costs for each ETL Tool
  • Your Organization might have purchased the current ETL Tool more than a decade and probably that ETL Tool is no longer marketed or has been acquired and is not being supported by the new vendor who acquired it. Also maintaining a legacy system is much costlier compared to moving to a latest application and to migrate from legacy to a new environment there is lot of manual efforts, huge cost and time.
  • The ETL tool in use is not able to scale up to support the increasing demands within the organization and has some performance degrade seen along with existing features becoming less adequate to handle future needs.
  • The cost of the ETL Tool in use is increasing year after year due to increased licensing costs / upgrade costs which become mandatory for the Organizations to go for in case they wish to continue with the same ETL Tool

Standav Solution Approach for ETL Migration / Conversion

With a decade of experience and understanding about ETL Management, knowledge of various ETL Tools in the market and the nuances involved in typical ETL migrations in terms of effort and time, Standav developed an Accelerator called SEAC (Standav ETL Automatic Conversion) which is expected to handle ETL conversion automation to an extent of 50 – 80% depending on the complexity of the ETL job to be converted

SEAC follows the below conversion methodology

Benefits of using SEAC Accelerator to perform ETL Conversion

  • Standav ETL Automate Conversion Engine is an Automated ETL Job conversion Engine that has pre-defined conversion mechanisms built from one to another ETL Tool
  • SEAC also comes with necessary Custom Templates apart from Generic ones to handle specific ETL job scenarios
  • ETL Automate is going to integrate with another Accelerator – The Standav Data Mapper which holds all the transformation and conversion logic that includes source to target column mapping, business rules and Meta Data and this further helps in future enhancements and reuse.
  • Depending on the complexity of the jobs, SEAC enables a decent amount of reduction in conversion times ranging between 50 – 80%
  • Overall the Automation and Customization process of ETL Conversion will certainly help to reduce TIME, COSTS and necessity of large number of RESOURCES.

Featured Case Study


Customer is a leading provider of communication services to consumers and businesses

Deployed Standav ETL Automate Conversion Engine (SEAC) to accelerate the process of ETL components conversion from informatica to Talend

Deployed Talend Big Data Edition, Configured KAFKA , FLUME, HADOOP, RDBMS, TERADATA, Flat files and Couch Base.

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