As of today, we are still enjoying our Informatica tool but in a few months we will need to change. Basically we do not use our software at its full capacity and don't feel we need it anymore. So we are trying to find a less expensive solution that would have the same features (or almost...).
We are looking at less expensive tools and Open source software. We have pretty much targeted a few companies and would like to know which ones would be the better solution compared to Informatica.
-Apatar -Expressor -Pentaho -Talend
Some are paying software, some are open source (but not free...), so i'm asking you to know which is the best software on the market.
Having used a few open source and proprietary solutions, my advice would be to go for open source. About the best company on the market, of course all of those you talk about are good. IMHO, I have a few favorites in the open source world.
I enjoy Talend Open Studio because the program has a well designed interface with technically advanced features, a good debugging team and a large community. You can look at all of the features here: http://www.talend.com/products-data-integration/talend-open-studio.php Hope this helps!
Well I have also tried Kettle from Pentaho Data integration suite. It is very easy to work complex Data integration operations through Pentaho Kettle, specially the incremental update I personally like that too much.