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hi friends

now am working data service 3.2. actually am in new ETL platform . i want one clarification.

what is the difference between other ETL and BODS?

What is the benefit of BODS?

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  • Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 05:17 AM

    Prabhu - You are at the right place 😊

    First of all ETL (Extraction Transformation Loading) is a framework. ETL is often an intermediate step to process data for data warehouse.

    BODS (Business Objects Data Services) is an ETL tool only. Which delivers a single enterprise-class solution for Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Profiling, and Text Data Processing that allows us to integrate, transform, improve, and deliver trusted data to critical business processes. That makes it differ from other ETL tool in the market. on the top of it this has become a hot cake in the market for major data migration & data warehousing projects.

    SAP BODS provides one development interface, metadata repository, data connectivity layer, run-time environment and management console enabling IT organizations to lower total cost of ownership and accelerate time to value. With BODS organizations can maximize operational efficiency with a single solution to improve data quality and gain access to heterogeneous sources and applications.

    Some capabilities and benifits of BODS

    Data Services helps to movement, improvement, government of Organization data.

    1. Movement - It provides ETL capabilities of data from almost any source

    2. Improvement - It cleanse, enrich, match and consolidate data from any domain

    3. Government - It understand and measure the quality of data in support of data stewardship.

    Now SAP BODS 4.1 is out and for more details around it you can go through below link

    Hope above information help you.


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  • Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 05:27 AM

    Hi Prabhu

    ETL is an acronym for Extract Transformation and Load. As the name implies, this mechanism is mainly used to extract the data from any heterogeneous environment and load in to the data warehouse

    BODS stands for Business Object Data service. This BODS is an ETL tool. Along with BODS, there are several ETL tools to extract the data from the several system. Look in to the below URL to know the other ETL tools available in the market


    BODS is the most user friendly tool suited for the GUI instance. This tool has the ability to extract the data from the SAP as well as from the NON SAP system



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  • Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 07:22 AM

    Prabhu - Let us know if you are looking some specific information around it, also you can close this thread.


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  • Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 02:26 AM

    Hi Prabhu,

    try this link.

    SAP Data Services Product Tutorials

    I'm also new to ETL BODs. Go through the link above and hopefully you'll find your answer.



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