SAP data extraction using Xtract Universal and Pentaho Data Integration (PDI)

Xtract Universal is a standalone SAP connector that enables you to extract data from SAP (e.g. ERP and BW) systems to different destination environments, and thereby significantly reduce development time, thanks to a high degree of automation. Xtract Universal can be easily integrated with different ETL tools, especially when customers are using the ETL tools for data transformation and the integration of non-SAP source systems. In this blog, we will discuss the integration with Pentaho Data Integration (PDI).   Pentaho Data Integration, codenamed Kettle, is a data integration product with many built-in capabilities.…continue reading →

How to build perfect SAP Integration using Xtract Universal and Kettle

In this blog I will show how to use Kettle to run SAP extractions created with Xtract Universal to load it into an Oracle Database. Xtract Universal is an SAP connector by Theobald Software, a leading vendor of SAP Integration products. Xtract Universal supports integration of your SAP data in the most different target systems, like SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, Teradata, flat files and others – fast, straight-forward and user-friendly. Kettle (aka Pentaho Data Integration (PDI)) is an open source data integration (ETL) engine that allows the user to define data integration…continue reading →