RFD: comp.databases.etl

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  1. Cara Altman

    Cara Altman Guest

    REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
    unmoderated group comp.databases.etl

    [ Note: This document is multiposted in 4.75 copies because too many
    large service providers implement crossposting limits and
    would otherwise drop it.

    - n.a.n moderation team ]

    This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
    world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.databases.etl. This is
    not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time. Procedural
    details are below.

    Newsgroups line:
    comp.databases.etl Extraction, transformation, loading issues.

    RATIONALE: comp.databases.etl

    This newsgroup will be for the discussion of topics related to ETL: the
    extraction, transfer, and loading of data from one database to another.
    ETL is a known acronym to people who work with databases. It is
    used to represent the acquisition, integration used and mobility of
    data between systems and organizations.

    This newsgroup will be useful to those involved in the complex task
    of implementing data warehousing, customer relationship
    management (CRM), business intelligence (BI) and other data-centric
    projects. The newsgroup comp.databases touch on ETL issues, but
    these messages are scattered. When searching for ETL messages,
    postings were discovered scattered about numerous newsgroups:

    comp.databases
    comp.databases.ibm-db2
    comp.databases.sybase
    comp.databases.oracle.tools
    comp.databases.oracle.server
    comp.databases.oracle.misc
    comp.databases.olap
    comp.databases.informix
    comp.infosystems.www.databases
    comp.infosystems.intranet
    comp.text.xml
    comp.infosystems.search
    comp.realtime
    comp.soft-sys.khoros
    comp.sys.hp.mpe
    microsoft.public.sqlserver.datawarehouse
    microsoft.public.oledb.olap
    microsoft.public.data.oledb.olap
    microsoft.public.sqlserver.olap
    microsoft.public.commerceserver.datawarehousing

    This is not a complete list. There were so many messages to pour
    through, and the end of the search list seemed very far away.
    Messages were found dating back to 1997, but most seemed to be
    from the last two years. A commonly repeated question found was
    "Why use ETL tools? Which ones are good?"

    There are many complex issues surrounding the purchase or
    development of an ETL tool, cost, schedule, and effectiveness are
    probably the most common. This forum will aid those who are
    weighing their options about whether to build or buy. It will give
    users a place to express their opinions on what factors to consider
    when implementing an ETL solution, and what ETL tools best suit
    specific ETL needs.

    CHARTER: comp.databases.etl

    This forum will provide a place for people to discuss ETL
    architectures. Participants will be able to correspond regardless of
    the type of project on which they are focused. Information will be
    exchanged on evaluations of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf
    Software) ETL tools, as well as the scope of developing custom ETL
    solutions. The term ETL has an industry track record of better than
    five years, and is commonly known in the RDBMS (relational
    database management system) market.

    The ETL knowledgebase can be expanded through the creation of its
    own forum. Additionally, it will be a single source for ETL users
    to go when they face a difficult ETL challenge and wish to obtain
    independent feedback.

    Commercial postings will be discouraged.

    Sample topics for discussion include:

    Data quality assessment/resolution
    Complex transformation templates
    Load balancing/management
    Data mapping
    XML support
    Error management
    Tool evaluation
    Custom solutions
    Technology tips & tricks

    END CHARTER.

    PROCEDURE:

    This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes. In this phase
    of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
    should be raised and resolved. The discussion period will continue
    for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this
    proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call
    For Votes (CFV) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the
    discussion warrants it. Please do not attempt to vote until this
    happens.

    All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

    This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
    guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and
    "How to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal". Please refer to
    these documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have
    any questions about the process.

    DISTRIBUTION:

    This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

    news.announce.newgroups
    news.groups
    comp.databases
    comp.databases.olap
    comp.databases.ibm-db2
    comp.databases.sybase
    comp.databases.oracle.misc
    comp.databases.oracle.tools
    comp.databases.oracle.server
    comp.databases.informix
    comp.infosystems.www.databases
    comp.infosystems.intranet
    comp.text.xml
    comp.infosystems.search
    comp.realtime
    comp.soft-sys.khoros
    comp.sys.hp.mpe

    Pointers will be posted to these newsgroups:

    microsoft.public.sqlserver.datawarehouse
    microsoft.public.oledb.olap
    microsoft.public.data.oledb.olap
    microsoft.public.sqlserver.olap
    microsoft.public.commerceserver.datawarehousing

    Proponent: Cara Altman <>
    Cara Altman, Sep 5, 2003
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