I have been to two Oracle partner events recently, where I am mainly trying to ge tot he bottom of what their ETL tool strategy is.
The issue is on of platform AND application choice.
The fight is between Informatica, OWB and Data Integrator.
Informatica has a huge head start in the Siebel OLTP to warehouse ETL. The process is built and up-and-runnning in many companies.
However, Oracle just bought Sunopsis (and their Data Integrator tool). They also have OWB.
At one event the salesman assured me that Informatica was still the number one choice for CRM ETL, and there are no plans to replace it – it would just cost them too much money to rewrite everything.
At another event I saw this :
•OBI – Standard Edition
•Oracle Warehouse Builder
•Oracle Fusion Intelligence (Requires OBI-EE)
•. . . . . . . . . . .
•OBI – Enterprise Edition
•Oracle Data Integrator
•Oracle BI Applications
•. . . . . . .
No mention of Informatica!
I’m off to build a new databae and ETL using Data Integrator…