ETL Automation And Data Warehousing

Optimize your ETL processes for real-time data warehousing with ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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Orchestrate End-to-End Data Warehouse Processes

Business doesn’t get far without data. Day-to-day operations, the customer experience and business intelligence all depend on the information that IT collects, processes and protects. That information is collected from dozens of applications, siloed systems and external data sources. 

To make this work, IT teams often rely on a variety of ad-hoc solutions, automation scripts and ETL tools to enable data integration. This fragmented approach makes it difficult to design end-to-end processes and makes IT less responsive to dynamic business requirements. The proliferation of applications, cloud systems and IoT touch-points is making data warehousing even more complex.

Workload automation can help simplify data warehouses by consolidating and coordinating multiple data management tools, including testing solutions and data analytics software, giving IT a single dashboard for automating, monitoring and managing critical data processes.

  • Automate data lake updates for improved data quality and reporting
  • Manage and control large data sets across different IT systems to ensure the on-time delivery of accurate reports
  • Set constraints to wait for file completions before starting dependent workflows to ensure reliable data
  • Streamline ETL testing by incorporating and automating tools needed for data validation, data profiling and testing processes

ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library

The ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library provides hundreds of prebuilt connectors, enabling IT to simplify and streamline data warehousing and ETL processes without having to write scripts. ActiveBatch also features an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow designer so users can quickly build reliable, end-to-end workflows that manage data and dependencies across disparate, heterogeneous systems and technologies.

The ActiveBatch Service Library extends the power of the Integrated Jobs Library with full API accessibility that allows users to load and execute WSDLs, SOAP Web Services, RESTful Services, and more, expanding the reach of ActiveBatch to any application or technology with an API. Some popular Job Steps include:

ActiveBatch's Super REST API Adapter gives DevOps the ability to rapidly build connections into virtually any endpoint, enabling IT to easily manage source data, regardless of underlying technology. 

Advanced Scheduling

Trigger data warehousing and ETL processes based on external conditions using ActiveBatch’s rich, event-driven architecture. Job triggers can include email, file events, FTP file triggers, data transformations, message queues and more.

Reduce delays and false starts with constraint-based scheduling and granular date/time scheduling. With ActiveBatch, IT teams worry less about routine processes and focus more on innovation.

Auditing and Governance

By automating and orchestrating processes from a single platform, users can standardize compliance policies for data across the enterprise. 

  • Streamline business rules and transformation rules across teams, departments and geographic locations
  • Drive governance throughout the enterprise with full audit trails on all jobs and workflows
  • Prevent unauthorized access with granular permissioning, multi-factor authentication, and privileged access management
  • Minimize the impact of unwanted changes with complete revision histories and version rollbacks

Big Data and Hadoop Automation

ActiveBatch simplifies the development and ongoing maintenance of processes through a unique, templated approach to automating and integrating the Hadoop Ecosystem. ActiveBatch Workload Automation runs within the framework of a Hadoop grid or cluster from prominent distributors such as Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Amazon, and others.

ActiveBatch Supports Numerous Hadoop Subsets

  • Pig

  • HBase

  • Sqoop

  • Spark

  • Oozie

  • Hive

  • HDFS

  • MapReduce

Big Data and Hadoop Automation Benefits

  • Reduce the time and cost spent on data migrations, data testing and maintenance
  • Minimize the risk of manual errors by decreasing dependence on custom scripts
  • Optimize the efficiency and speed of ETL and MFT workloads for accurate, up-to-date business reports
  • Eliminate wait times with an HDFS file trigger to instantiate workloads beyond interval, date and time, or constraints

Data Warehousing/ETL and BI Integrations

Frequently Asked Questions

ETL automation tools enable IT teams to perform ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tasks without manual intervention. ETL is a data integration process that is used to transfer raw data into a data warehouse or other data system. ETL processes are increasingly complex as data sources become more numerous and more diverse. In order to manage ETL at scale, IT teams must be able to build reliable, automated ETL processes. This can be done with extensible workload automation software that provides automated ETL tasks out-of-the-box. See what you can achieve with ActiveBatch.

A database is a collection of structured data stored within a computer system, while a database is a computer system that are used to perform queries, reporting and analysis. Databases typically support Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) while data warehouses typically support Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) using data from a variety of sources. Workload automation solutions can readily integrate common data warehouse systems, enabling IT to streamline data pipelines across the enterprise. See what you can achieve with ActiveBatch.

Yes, you can automate ETL processes with workload automation solutions. Workload automation solutions can provide prebuilt integrations with Big Data platforms, data warehouse systems and more, while simplifying the creation of REST API adapters that allow IT to connect virtually any endpoint. Workload automation solutions such as ActiveBatch provide a centralized control panel for building, monitoring and managing data processes across the enterprise. See what you can achieve with ActiveBatch.

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