ETL – migration puzzle

by Alena SemeshkoJune 25, 2008

John Morris’s latest post, where he highlights the difference between data migration and ETL is, in fact, very much to the point. ETL is a much larger concept that needs more effort and time than data migration. Data migration, if properly defined, is a one-way long-term trip of data from one system to another. While ETL not only can be a repeated procedure, but is also much larger in scope, as it includes all sorts of data transformations (from data cleansing and data quality checking to certain elements of business intelligence).

So, if you look closely, the two are considerably different, not even parts of the same process.

  •  
  •  
  •