Towards a Benchmark for ETL Workflows
Extraction-Transform-Load (ETL) processes comprise complex data work-flows, which are responsible for the maintenance of a Data Warehouse. Their practical importance is denoted by the fact that a plethora of ETL tools currently constitutes a multi-million dollars market. However, each one of them follows a different design and modeling technique and internal language. So far, the research community has not agreed upon the basic characteristics of ETL tools. Hence, there is a necessity for a unified way to assess ETL work-flows.