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What is Traditional ETL?

ETL stands for Extract, Transform, Load. Traditionally, it is a batch process used to move data from one or more sources into a destination system, such as a data warehouse or a data lake. The process is typically broken down into three stages:

Crosser ETL Extract Data


Data is extracted from various sources, such as databases, files, or APIs. This can include structured data, such as relational databases, and unstructured data, such as log files or social media feeds.

Crosser ETL Transform Data


The extracted data is then transformed, or cleaned and processed, to make it ready for loading into the destination system. This can include tasks such as filtering, sorting, and aggregating the data, as well as converting it into a format that can be loaded into the destination system.

Crosser ETL Load Data


The transformed data is then loaded into the destination system, such as a data warehouse or a data lake. ETL is commonly used in data warehousing and business intelligence, to integrate data from different sources and make it available for reporting and analysis. It can also be used in data integration projects, where data from different systems needs to be consolidated for reporting or other uses.

ETL Overview

ETL is a process that helps organizations to collect, integrate, and manage large and complex data sets from multiple sources. It is a critical part of data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives that allow organizations to make sense of their data and gain insights that can inform business decisions. During the extraction phase, data is retrieved from various sources such as databases, flat files, web services, and other external systems. 

The transformed data is then loaded into a destination system, such as a data warehouse or a data lake. This allows the data to be made available for reporting, analysis and decision-making. The destination system typically uses a data model that organizes the data in a way that makes it easy to access and query. ETL processes are typically automated and run on a regular schedule, such as daily or weekly, to ensure that the data in the destination system is up-to-date.

Real-time Event & Streaming ETL

Event Triggered Pipelines

The process can also be triggered by specific events, such as the arrival of a new file or the completion of a transaction. With the rise of big data and IoT, ETL process are becoming more complex and sophisticated, with more powerful tools, and more advanced techniques, like machine learning and natural language processing, are being used to automate the process.

New requirements calls for new Modern Solutions

9 Important Considerations

Crosser Connector Library

1. Connector library

A key requirement of Modern ETL tool is the ability to connect to many data sources. Examine the Crosser connector library and search among the +800 sources that is supported.

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Crosser Event Driven Integrations

2. Event-Driven Integrations

Event-driven architecture allows you to create powerful real-time integrations. Instead of waiting for a scheduled sync, your pipelines should be updated instantly across all your applications.

Crosser Intelligent and Rule Based Analytics

3. Intelligent and Rule based

Intelligent and condition-based pipelines allow you to update the specific data that should be updated. This will speed up your updates and make your business applications smarter and faster.

Crosser Hybrid Integration

4. Hybrid Integration

Modern platforms can connect and pre-process data anywhere. In the Edge, On-premises or in the Cloud. A hybrid platform increases your flexibility and enables your company to integrate to systems wherever they are located. 

Crosser Reliable and Speed

5. Reliability and Speed

Your ETL tool's arguably most important feature is its synchronization reliability and speed. For various use cases, you probably have multiple syncs pulling from the same connector.

Crosser Easy to Use Platform

6. Easy-to-Use

You must be able to use the tool, regardless of its theoretical superiority. Crosser offers a low-code drag-and-drop environment, that anyone to master.
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Crosser Secure Platform

7. Security

Your customers expect you to safeguard their sensitive information and your ETL tool must be build with a strong Security concept.

Crosser Cost of Platform

8. Cost of the Platform

Easy to understand pricing and the ability to calculate costs as the business grows is important to most business managers. Low entry points and a predictable price ceiling. 
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Crosser Support

9. Support

Equally crucial is the presence and expertise of the support team. You need a partner who will assist you in making the most of the upscaling of your data strategy.

Introducing Crosser

The All-in-One Platform for Modern Integration

Crosser is a hybrid-first platform that in one Low-code platform has all the capabilities that you traditionally would need several systems for.

In one easy-to-use platform:

  • Data Ingestion & Integration
  • Streaming ETL
  • Batch ETL/ELT
  • Reverse ETL - bidirectional
  • Event Processing
  • Stream Analytics
  • Functions & custom code (python, C#, JavaScript)
  • Inference of AI/ML models
  • Automation Workflows

Platform Overview

Crosser Solution for ETL, ELT and Reversed ETL

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  • Build and deploy data pipelines faster
  • Save cloud cost
  • Reduce use of critical resources
  • Simplify your data stack