Flexter 1.2.0 our ETL tool for JSON/XML has been released. 20x faster. Supports very large XML and JSON

Uli Bethke ETL, Flexter, JSON, XML

We have release Flexter 1.2.0 this week. We have added some significant new features and improvements.

Flexter now supports conversion of JSON to a database, text (CSV/TSV), and Hadoop/Spark (ORC, Parquet, Avro).

We now support the conversion of very large XML files of multi-GB sizes without any pre-processing.

We have made performance improvements to the core parser. Flexter has always been fast. 600 times faster than some ETL tools. We have made further performance improvements. Flexter 1.2.0 now runs 20 times faster than previous versions. We ran some tests on a small laptop with 2 CPU cores where we processed 500K of complex XML files based on the OTA standard in just under 10 minutes.

We now support conversion of OOXML, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

About the author

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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.

Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.