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What DWA tools are on the market


The 5 top most searched Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) tools compared with GoogleTrends is telling you that WhereScape is first before TimeXtender and BiReady (new Attunity Compose) over the last year. See the picture in full size or go directly to GoogleTrend comparison and change to your own needs.

Although the analysis is not representative, it still gives some insights and a good overview to size and presumably usage compared to each other, worldwide.
Please consider that WhereScape and TimeXtender have more search results as the company name is the same as their product, meaning some of them are dedicated to the company name rather the DWA tool itself. And BimlFlex just published their first release and biGENiUS is rather new to market their product actively, they will probably increase slightly in the soon future.
Tools on the market
As you can imagine, there are plenty of tools on the market. From open-source, to very expensive… Read more

The 5 top most searched Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) tools compared with GoogleTrends is telling you that WhereScape is first before TimeXtender and BiReady (new Attunity Compose) over the last year. See the picture in full size or go directly to GoogleTrend comparison and change to your own needs.

Although the analysis is not representative, it still gives some insights and a good overview to size and presumably usage compared to each other, worldwide.
Please consider that WhereScape and TimeXtender have more search results as the company name is the same as their product, meaning some of them are dedicated to the company name rather the DWA tool itself. And BimlFlex just published their first release and biGENiUS is rather new to market their product actively, they will probably increase slightly in the soon future.
Tools on the market
As you can imagine, there are plenty of tools on the market. From open-source, to very expensive…

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Why Data Warehouse Automation is not more popular


Data Warehouse Automation

I was working with a Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) tool for a little more than a year, and I have to say I loved it. As a BI developer you could focus on the challenges you had in dimensional modelling, what granularity should you have the fact tables and going crazy with the business requirements and everything fast, consistent and tested!
But why is DWA not used more often? I’m asking that myself more and more. That’s why I’m writing a series of blog posts all about DWA. In this first blog, I’m trying to find possible reasons behind and also argue for DWA, and why we should use it more often.
Every one needs to make data driven decision faster, why not use a generator which gives you answers in days instead of months..?
Losing control
What do I mean by that? Many people and therefore many companies fear to lose control in general,…

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