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Perl and Informatica, or, Applications, like curves, may be open, closed, both, or neitherby adamsj (Hermit)
|on Dec 27, 2001 at 23:41 UTC||Need Help??|
adamsj has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Okay, granted, my favorite pseudonym is Paul E. Anna, but I'm convinced that an event being seen as disastrous for us locally is actually a great opportunity, if we can only grasp it.
Our data warehouse is undergoing rapid expansion, and a management decision has been made to eliminate "all that Perl and SQL" by bringing in Informatica, Perl being considered a non-approved tool.
What makes this an opportunity is that Perl is specifically recommended by Informatica as an extension language!
So--has anyone else worked with Perl and Informatica? Any advice?
On a larger level (and I guess this might be a Meditation topic), what about putting together proprietary technology and open source products? Is this combination a threat, or a menace? And to whom?
They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it. --Gracie Allen