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Where can I find a product that does the following:

    Ask The Experts published in DMReview.com
September 1, 1999
 
  By David Marco

Q:  

Where can I find a product that does the following:
1) Extracts data from any platform
2) Cleanses the data and reformats in a consistent manner
My friends suggest this product called Autoload from Digital Motorworks. Would you recommend this product and, more importantly, are there other similar products on the market?

A:  

David Marco's Answer: I have never heard of Autoload, however, there are several established companies that have product suites that have ETL tools that can be programmed to perform data quality tasks. The vendors that I am aware of are Ardent, ETI and Informatica. Of these vendors Ardent has a product suite that incorporates a data quality tool in with their ETL tool. I should mention that none of these products are inexpensive.

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For more information on related topics visit the following related portals...
Data Acquisition, Replication, Data Quality and ETL.

David Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of enterprise architecture, data warehousing and business intelligence and is the world's foremost authority on meta data. He is the author of Universal Meta Data Models (Wiley, 2004) and Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository: A Full Life-Cycle Guide (Wiley, 2000). Marco has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and in 2004 he was selected to the prestigious Crain's Chicago Business "Top 40 Under 40."  He is the founder and president of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc., a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and meta data repository technologies. He may be reached at (866) EWS-1100 or via e-mail at DMarco@EWSolutions.com.

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