The 5 benefits of an open-source data integration framework

With an open-source data integration framework, it’s just like the WordPress CMS. If you can work well with WordPress, you can maintain any website based on it. Working with an open-source data integration platform offers several advantages, compared to a closed-source variant.

1. Own source code

For example, open-source means that if something happens to the supplier, you always have the source code as a basis. Suppose the supplier goes bankrupt or starts producing something else, then the source code will always remain available. So that you can always develop further yourself in case of an emergency. You are, as it were, the owner of the code.

2. Flexibility

Choosing an open-source data integration platform makes you flexible. That freely accessible source code also means that you are not necessarily tied to the data integration platform. So, you can always switch to another platform if desired. This prevents a vendor lock-in.

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3. No license fee

With an open-source data integration platform you have no license costs as with closed-source. That makes a significant difference in costs. If desired, you can take out a service subscription for support, but this is not mandatory.

4. Less Java programmers required

Building a data integration framework based on open source has another advantage. For example, less Java programmer or other skilled developers are required to build the data integration solution. This is also known as ‘low-code’ programming. So, you can enable complex data integration in a simple way. The framework is much more transparent than many other products in the market.


5. Own management console

Finally, an open-source data integration platform has its own management console. And because it’s open-source, it easily works with multiple applications. This way everything looks the same and the functions are in the same place in the management and administrators can have a much better view of the data integration process.


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