Pragmatic Works’ strives to help Microsoft SQL Server Developers and DBA’s operate more efficiently with innovative products that support the entire SQL Server data platform. The company accomplishes this by offering software that simplifies the development and management of SQL Server, along with top-tier SQL Server training offerings and consulting services to assist with your most complex data management, big data, cloud, and business intelligence projects. Pragmatic Works has served more than 4,500 companies globally across multiple industries, including banking, insurance, financial, automotive, and education.
Traditionally, organizations have focused on market leaders, who were often seen as visionaries, to understand what IT professionals needed to have in an enterprise ETL solution. These organizations assumed that they had automatically made the right choice if they purchased a tool from one of these market leaders. Since the late nineties, however, the market has changed substantially. Practically all of the Business Intelligence (BI) vendors have purchased or developed their own ETL tools. Since a centralized data warehouse is one of the cornerstones of a successful BI solution, this has turned out to be a wise choice. Market estimates show that 70-80% of the costs of a successful BI system relate to the creation of a reliable ETL processes and data integration.
Each year from 2008 to 2013, Pragmatic Works has regularly investigated market leading ETL tools based on best practices, ease of development, community involvement, cost, monitoring, integration and performance from this data. The purpose of these “gap analysis” reviews are to identify the shortcomings within Microsoft’s enterprise ETL Solution, SQL Server Integration Services, and help build solutions to match functionality found within other, much more costly, ETL tools. Pragmatic Works has worked closely with Microsoft’s development team to successfully develop tools which simplify the development of a Microsoft BI solution, also adding the ability to monitor and report on the whole Business Intelligence Stack (SSIS, SSAS, & SSRS). Our development efforts have focused on products that could easily be integrated into Visual Studio to increase the performance, productivity, data quality, security, and connectivity with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Because Pragmatic Works’ software solutions seamlessly plug into the familiar Visual Studio interface, the learning curve for these tools are minimal, allowing DBAs and Developers to effectively start using immediately.