Complete list of ETL tools 2024: a vendor neutral ETL tools comparison

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Author: Daan van Beek MSc
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ETL tools automate and model the flows of (big) data from various sources with the goal of delivering clean management information. Among other things, an ETL tool handles the automated extraction, transformation, and loading of data into a data warehouse, data lake, or other type of database. Despite some acquisitions, the choice of ETL software is still wide. Below is a comprehensive list of the major vendors. Of course, you want to tailor the software as closely as possible to the users’ wants and needs and the IT standards that apply. We did extensive market research on all the major ETL tooling products available on the market and are now disclosing all the (confidential) details. You can read all about it in our 100% independent ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024.

The list of ETL tools

Below you will find the names of all important ETL tools, click on an ETL tool for more information. Or order and consult our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 and quickly make an objective comparison between all these parties. The list is compiled by alphabetical order. The scores of the various data integration solutions can be found in our vendor neutral research. Passionned Group is 100% independent, so we are in no way affiliated with the ETL software suppliers.

1. Actian

The most well-known products in the area of ETL & Data Integration of the company Actian are Actian Avalanche, Actian Dataconnect, Actian Dataflow, Actian Data Integration, and Actian Nosql Object Database. We analyzed and evaluated these ETL & Data Integration products in depth and meticulously. The ETL tools from Actian can be characterized by good support on the following topics:

  • nosql
  • data integration
  • data warehouse
  • windows
  • hadoop
  • data management
  • big data analytics
  • ETL
  • BLOB
Actian Avalanche Figure 1: Actian Avalanche
Actian Dataconnect Figure 2: Actian Dataconnect
Actian Dataflow Figure 3: Actian Dataflow

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2. Adeptia

The most well-known products in the area of ETL & Data Integration of the company Adeptia are Adeptia Connect, Adeptia Suite, Adeptia Integration, and Adeptia Server. We analyzed and evaluated these ETL & Data Integration products in depth and meticulously. The ETL tools from Adeptia can be characterized by good support on the following topics:

  • data integration
  • ETL
  • API
  • self-service data integration
  • SOAP
  • XML
  • FTP
  • JAR
  • windows
  • linux
Adeptia Connect Figure 4: Adeptia Connect
Adeptia Suite Figure 5: Adeptia Suite
Adeptia Integration Figure 6: Adeptia Integration

dossier Adeptia

3. Astera

Astera is widely known for its products Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder, Astera Data Stack, Astera API Management, and Astera ReportMiner. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Astera are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • API
  • data extraction
  • ETL
  • data management
  • PDF
  • data integration platform
  • data quality
  • data warehouse automation
Astera Centerprise Figure 7: Astera Centerprise
Astera DW Builder Figure 8: Astera DW Builder
Astera Data Stack Figure 9: Astera Data Stack

dossier Astera

4. CloverDX

CloverDX is widely known for its products CloverDX Server, CloverDX Designer, CloverDX Data Integration, CloverDX Data Management, and CloverDX Data Quality. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from CloverDX are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data management
  • data quality
  • ETL
  • data integration platform
  • API
  • data pipelines
  • AWS
  • JAR
  • JDBC
CloverDX Server Figure 10: CloverDX Server
CloverDX Designer Figure 11: CloverDX Designer
CloverDX Data Integration Figure 12: CloverDX Data Integration

dossier CloverDX

5. Elixir Tech

As far as we have been able to ascertain, Elixir Tech currently has only one primary product: Elixir Repertoire. Take a look at the screen shots below. The ETL tools from Elixir Tech are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • ETL
  • PDF
  • data integration
  • XML
  • data sources
  • windows
  • CSV
  • API
  • JDBC
  • linux
Elixir Repertoire Figure 13: Elixir Repertoire
Elixir Repertoire Figure 14: Elixir Repertoire
Elixir Repertoire Figure 15: Elixir Repertoire

dossier Elixir Tech

6. Fivetran

As far as we have been able to ascertain, Fivetran currently has only one primary product: Fivetran System. Take a look at the screen shots below. The ETL tools from Fivetran are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data integration
  • security
  • ETL
  • metadata
  • AWS
  • data sources
  • API
  • data pipelines
  • salesforce
  • file replication

dossier Fivetran

7. Hitachi Vantara ETL & Data Integration

Hitachi Vantara is widely known for its products Pentaho Data Integration, Lumada Data Catalog, Lumada Edge Intelligence, Lumada Data Optimizer, and Lumada Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Hitachi Vantara are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • dataops
  • data catalog
  • data integration
  • hadoop
  • data management
  • PDF
  • metadata
  • ETL
  • big data
  • data infrastructure
Pentaho Data Integration Figure 16: Pentaho Data Integration
Lumada Data Catalog Figure 17: Lumada Data Catalog
Lumada Edge Intelligence Figure 18: Lumada Edge Intelligence

dossier Hitachi Vantara ETL & Data Integration

8. IBM ETL & Data Integration

The ETL tools from the ETL & Data Integration vendor IBM focus on the support of the following functionalities:

  • data quality
  • data replication
  • data management
  • data integration
  • master data management
  • z/os
  • CDC
  • data warehouse
  • ETL

IBM serves the market with the following products, among others: Tivoli, IBM Infosphere Information Server, Infosphere Information Analyzer, and Q Replication (see the images below). We took a closer look at them.

IBM Infosphere Figure 19: IBM Infosphere
IBM Infosphere Information Server Figure 20: IBM Infosphere Information Server
Infosphere Information Analyzer Figure 21: Infosphere Information Analyzer

dossier IBM ETL & Data Integration

9. Informatica

The most well-known products in the area of ETL & Data Integration of the company Informatica are Powerexchange, Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services, Informatica Big Data, and Informatica Data Quality. We analyzed and evaluated these ETL & Data Integration products in depth and meticulously. The ETL tools from Informatica can be characterized by good support on the following topics:

  • data integration
  • data management
  • data quality
  • data profiling
  • metadata
  • data replication
  • big data management
  • master data
  • cloud data integration
Powerexchange Figure 22: Powerexchange
Informatica PowerCenter Figure 23: Informatica PowerCenter
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services Figure 24: Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

dossier Informatica

10. Integrate.io (Xplenty)

As far as we have been able to ascertain, Integrate.io (Xplenty) currently has only one primary product: Xplenty Platform. Take a look at the screen shots below. The ETL tools from Integrate.io (Xplenty) are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • ETL
  • API
  • security
  • ELT
  • CDC
  • big data
  • data warehouse
  • data integration platform
  • data sources

dossier Integrate.io (Xplenty)

11. Microsoft ETL & Data Integration

Microsoft is widely known for its products Azure Data Factory, Microsoft Azure, Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse Analytics, and DQS. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Microsoft are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • SQL
  • sql server
  • data quality
  • BLOB
  • data catalog
  • windows
  • data warehouse
  • security
  • big data
  • data governance
Azure Data Factory Figure 25: Azure Data Factory
Microsoft Azure Figure 26: Microsoft Azure
Azure Data Lake Figure 27: Azure Data Lake

dossier Microsoft ETL & Data Integration

12. OpenText

The ETL tools from the ETL & Data Integration vendor OpenText focus on the support of the following functionalities:

  • big data analytics
  • security
  • file transfer
  • managed file transfer
  • AWS
  • data sources
  • data transformation
  • data integration
  • API

OpenText serves the market with the following products, among others: OpenText Gupta, OpenText Business Network, OpenText Connect, OpenText Contivo, and OpenText Big Data (see the images below). We took a closer look at them.

OpenText Gupta Figure 28: OpenText Gupta
OpenText Business Network Figure 29: OpenText Business Network
OpenText Connect Figure 30: OpenText Connect

dossier OpenText

13. Oracle ETL & Data Integration

Oracle is widely known for its products Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Goldengate, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Warehouse Builder, and Oracle Streams. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Oracle are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data quality
  • data integration
  • data warehouse
  • data catalog
  • metadata management
  • autonomous data warehouse
  • data profiling
  • ETL
  • data management
Oracle Data Integrator Figure 31: Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle Goldengate Figure 32: Oracle Goldengate
Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Figure 33: Oracle Enterprise Data Quality

dossier Oracle ETL & Data Integration

14. Precisely

Precisely is widely known for its products Precisely Connect, and Precisely Data Integration. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Precisely are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data integration
  • ETL
  • data integrity
  • CDC
  • API
  • big data
  • data pipelines
  • data quality
  • data migration
  • AWS
Precisely Connect Figure 34: Precisely Connect
Precisely Connect Figure 35: Precisely Connect
Precisely Connect Figure 36: Precisely Connect

dossier Precisely

15. Qlik

Qlik is widely known for its products Qlik Replicate, Attunity, Qlik Compose, Qlik Data Integration, and Qlik Catalog. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Qlik are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data integration
  • cloud data integration
  • salesforce
  • data sources
  • data warehouse
  • data pipelines
  • API
  • data replication
  • CDC
  • real-time data
Qlik Replicate Figure 37: Qlik Replicate
Attunity Figure 38: Attunity
Qlik Compose Figure 39: Qlik Compose

dossier Qlik

16. SAP ETL & Data Integration

The most well-known products in the area of ETL & Data Integration of the company SAP are SAP BW, SAP Data Services, SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, and SAP Master Data Governance. We analyzed and evaluated these ETL & Data Integration products in depth and meticulously. The ETL tools from SAP can be characterized by good support on the following topics:

  • data integration
  • data governance
  • data quality management
  • data warehouse
  • data management
  • master data integration
  • sybase
  • MDG
SAP HANA Figure 40: SAP HANA
SAP BW Figure 41: SAP BW
SAP Data Services Figure 42: SAP Data Services

dossier SAP ETL & Data Integration

17. SAS

The ETL tools from the ETL & Data Integration vendor SAS focus on the support of the following functionalities:

  • data integration
  • metadata
  • data quality
  • data management
  • business rules
  • data governance
  • OLAP
  • hadoop
  • teradata
  • data sources

SAS serves the market with the following products, among others: SAS Viya, SAS/ACCESS, SAS Data Integration Studio, and SAS Data Quality (see the images below). We took a closer look at them.

SAS Viya Figure 43: SAS Viya
SAS Data Integration Figure 44: SAS Data Integration
SAS/ACCESS Figure 45: SAS/ACCESS

dossier SAS

18. Sesame Software

The ETL tools from the ETL & Data Integration vendor Sesame Software focus on the support of the following functionalities:

  • data management
  • data integration
  • data warehouse
  • salesforce
  • data sources
  • security
  • ETL
  • data protection
  • data migration
  • PDF

Sesame Software serves the market with the following products, among others: Relational Junction, and Sesame Software Relational Junction (see the images below). We took a closer look at them.

dossier Sesame Software

19. Skyvia

As far as we have been able to ascertain, Skyvia currently has only one primary product: Skyvia ETL. Take a look at the screen shots below. The ETL tools from Skyvia are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • ETL
  • data integration
  • CSV
  • data sources
  • SQL
  • data quality
  • salesforce
  • cloud data integration
  • AWS
  • ELT
Skyvia ETL Figure 46: Skyvia ETL
Skyvia ETL Figure 47: Skyvia ETL
Skyvia ETL Figure 48: Skyvia ETL

dossier Skyvia

20. SnapLogic

SnapLogic is widely known for its products SnapLogic Intelligent Integration, SnapLogic Fast Data Loader, SnapLogic Flows, SnapLogic Patterns Catalog, and SnapLogic Data Catalog. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from SnapLogic are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data warehouse
  • data catalog
  • metadata
  • data integration
  • salesforce
  • ETL
  • data pipelines
  • data sources
  • API
  • AWS
SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Figure 49: SnapLogic Intelligent Integration
SnapLogic Fast Data Loader Figure 50: SnapLogic Fast Data Loader
SnapLogic Flows Figure 51: SnapLogic Flows

dossier SnapLogic

21. Snowflake

The most well-known products in the area of ETL & Data Integration of the company Snowflake are Snowflake Data Cloud, Snowflake Data Warehouse, Snowflake Marketplace, Snowflake Cloud Data Platform, and Snowflake Data Platform. We analyzed and evaluated these ETL & Data Integration products in depth and meticulously. The ETL tools from Snowflake can be characterized by good support on the following topics:

  • data warehouse
  • data lakes
  • SQL
  • AWS
  • cloud platforms
  • authentication
  • data management
  • big data
  • ETL
  • data marts
Snowflake Data Cloud Figure 52: Snowflake Data Cloud
Snowflake Data Warehouse Figure 53: Snowflake Data Warehouse
Snowflake Marketplace Figure 54: Snowflake Marketplace

dossier Snowflake

22. Talend

Talend is widely known for its products Talend Data Fabric, Talend Open Studio, Talend Data Catalog, Talend Data Integration, and Talend Data Preparation. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Talend are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data integration
  • metadata
  • data catalog
  • data quality
  • ETL
  • data management
  • big data
  • CDC
  • AWS
  • data governance
Talend Data Fabric Figure 55: Talend Data Fabric
Talend Open Studio Figure 56: Talend Open Studio
Talend Data Catalog Figure 57: Talend Data Catalog

dossier Talend

23. Tibco

Tibco is widely known for its products Omni-Gen, Tibco Webfocus, Tibco Data Virtualization, Tibco Cloud Integration, and Tibco MDM. The company is 100% specialized in ETL & Data Integration. Take a look at the images below. The ETL tools from Tibco are strong in the following areas, among others:

  • data quality
  • data virtualization
  • data management
  • master data management
  • apache
  • data integration
  • API
  • metadata
  • streaming data
Tibco Webfocus Figure 58: Tibco Webfocus
Tibco Data Virtualization Figure 59: Tibco Data Virtualization
Tibco Cloud Integration Figure 60: Tibco Cloud Integration

dossier Tibco

ETL tools and the data warehouse

Today, the top ETL tools in the market have vastly expanded their functionality beyond data warehousing and ETL. They now contain extended functionalities for data profiling, data cleansing, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Big Data processing, data governance, and master data management. Learn more about the top ETL tools in our 100% vendor-neutral guide, or discover the 9 reasons why you should build a data warehouse.

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ETL is not enough, you need BI software too

ETL and data integration software are primarily meant to perform the extraction, transformation, and loading of data. Once the data is available, for example in a data warehouse or OLAP cube, Business Intelligence software is commonly used to analyze and visualize the data. This type of software also provides reporting, data discovery, data mining, and dashboarding functionality. Passionned Group also follows the Business Intelligence market closely. Learn more about our research on Business Intelligence software.

What are the 7 biggest benefits of using ETL tools?

We now generally recommend using an ETL tool, but a custom-built approach can still make sense, especially when it is model-driven. This paragraph summarizes the seven biggest benefits of ETL tools and offers guidance on making the right choice for your situation.

1. Visual flow

The single greatest advantage of an ETL tool is that it provides a visual flow of the system’s logic (if the tool is flow-based). Each ETL tool presents these flows differently, but even the least appealing of these ETL tools compare favorably to custom systems consisting of plain SQL, stored procedures, system scripts, and perhaps a handful of other technologies.

2. Structured system design

ETL tools are designed for the specific problem of data integration: populating a data warehouse or integrating data from multiple sources, or even just moving the data. With maintainability and extensibility in mind, they provide, in many cases, a metadata-driven structure to the developers. This is a particularly big advantage for teams building their first data warehouse.

3. Operational resilience

Many of the home-grown data warehouses we evaluated are rather fragile: they have many emergent operational problems. ETL tools provide functionality and standards for operating and monitoring the system in production. It’s certainly possible to design and build a well-instrumented, hand-coded ETL application. Nonetheless, it’s easier for a data warehouse/business intelligence team to build on the features of an ETL tool to build a resilient ETL system.

4. Data-lineage and impact analysis

We would like to be able to right-click on a number in a report and see exactly how it was calculated, where the data was stored in the data warehouse, how it was transformed, when the data was most recently refreshed, and from what source system(s) the numbers were extracted. Impact analysis is the flip side of lineage: we’d like to look at a table or column in the source system and know which ETL procedures, tables, cubes, and user reports might be affected if a structural change is needed.

Graph showing the support of ETL tools for impact analysis and data lineage
Figure 61: Graph showing the degree of support of impact analysis and data lineage of the major ETL tools in the market.

In the absence of ETL standards that hand-coded systems could conform to, we must rely on ETL vendors to supply this functionality – though, unfortunately, just half of them score above 50% which indicates good support. More results in our survey.

5. Advanced data profiling and cleansing

Most data warehouses are structurally complex, with many data sources and targets. At the same time, requirements for transformation are often fairly simple, consisting primarily of lookups and substitutions. If you have a complex transformation requirement, for example, if you need to de-duplicate your customer list, you should buy an additional module on top of the ETL solution (data profiling/data cleansing). At the very least, ETL tools provide a richer set of cleansing functions than those available in SQL. Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide to see how the ETL tools compare on these aspects.

6. Performance

You might be surprised that performance is listed as one of the last under the advantages of the ETL tools. It’s possible to build a high-performance data warehouse whether you use an ETL tool or not. It’s also possible to build an absolute dog of a data warehouse whether you use an ETL tool or not. We’ve never been able to test whether an excellent hand-coded data warehouse outperforms an excellent tool-based data warehouse; we believe the answer is that it’s situational. But the structure imposed by an ETL platform makes it easier for a (novice) ETL developer to build a high-quality system. Furthermore, many ETL tools provide performance-enhancing technologies, such as Massively Parallel Processing, Symmetric Multi-Processing, and Cluster Awareness.

7. Big Data

A lot of ETL tools are now capable of combining structured data with unstructured data in one mapping. In addition, they can handle very large amounts of data that don’t necessarily have to be stored in data warehouses. Nowadays, Hadoop-connectors, or similar interfaces to big data sources, are provided by almost 80% of the ETL tools. And the support for Big Data is growing continually.

Open our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024

Adoption increases for open-source ETL tools

On a feature-by-feature comparison, many open-source ETL tools still can’t beat the leading closed-source offerings, but, as a leading analyst firm recently stated in a research paper: open-source adoption increases, because it is often considered ‘good enough’. When cutting-edge functionalities are not of the essence, these offerings provide a robust and complete alternative. The functionality of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) for example, has increased so rapidly in the last two years that it has become a major competitor for commercial ETL tools.

Open-source ETL tools are worth considering

If you combine the ‘good enough’ factor with an attractive price point and the support delivered by the vendors, open-source ETL is certainly worth considering. In the ETL tools comparison report there is a thorough evaluation of the most common open-source ETL tools listed like Talend, CloverDX, and Pentaho.

Commercial ETL tools comparison

In total, twenty ETL & Data Integration tools are sold commercially, meaning they aren’t open source. The best-known commercial ETL tools are Informatica PowerCenter, SAP Data Services, Microsoft SSIS, and IBM’s Information Server.

Open source ETL tools comparison

We have researched three ETL & Data Integration tools that have an open source license structure. Take note, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay for the software and/or service, but some have interesting licensing structures. All the vendors of the three open source ETL tools have a paid enterprise product offering. The open source ETL tools are: CloverETL, Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), and Talend Open Studio.

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Do you want to purchase software from one of these ETL vendors?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why buy an ETL tool?
More than a two decades ago the vast majority of data warehouse systems were handcrafted, but the market for ETL software has steadily grown and the majority of practitioners now use ETL tools in place of hand-coded systems. Does it make sense to hand-code (SQL) a data warehouse today, or is an ETL tool a better choice?
What if your favorite ETL tool is not in the list?
If you think that a certain ETL tool is missing from the list above and should be included in our research, please fill out the request form and we'll look into it straight away.
How to compare the ETL vendors?
In our 100% vendor independent ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024 we compare these ETL vendors as well as their solutions on 250+ key criteria that are important for selecting the right software for your organization. Do you need a solution that runs on Unix? Or Linux? Do you need a very user-friendly ETL tool? Is Data Quality important for your organization? Our guide provide all the answers to the important questions you'll have when planning to purchase an ETL tool or data integration solution.
Which vendors provide open-source ETL?
Most of the vendors listed above are commercial vendors, which means that the software is not for free and that the source code isn't available for developers. Only Pentaho, Talend, and CloverETL provide an open source ETL tool and on some aspects, they score on par with the commercial offerings.
Should you use open-source ETL tools?
Many organizations, both private and public, are currently evaluating or deploying Open-Source ETL tools like Talend, CloverETL, and Pentaho. These leading open-source ETL suites offer a range of ETL capabilities, ranging from ETL to ad-hoc analysis and reporting.

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