IBI-034-Free MySQL SeETL Software


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Way back in 2004, when I first released the C++ version of #SeETL, I was talking to MySQL users about the possibility of using #SeETL for MySQL Data Warehouses.

This was way back in the MySQL 4.0 days and there were no updatable views in 4.0

There was a lot of interest as the MySQL users did not want to pay for the likes of Informatica and DataStage.

So I had to wait until MySQL 5.0 came out and updateable views were supported.

Then I tested and released a Red Hat Linux version of the #SeETL C++ software.

And by the way? It took a LOT of work on my part to make sure that it ran on Red Hat Linux!!

I put the #MySQL version of #SeETL on the market for USD10,000 per company as an executable license and USD20,000 for a source code license.

Much to my surprise at the time I got a LOT of criticism for wanting to be PAID for my software!

“MySQL is free! Why isn’t your #SeETL Software free too!” they cried.

“Um, because I have a wife and two children still at home and I need to get paid, and when I am working I am getting paid USD150 per hour. That’s why I want to be paid.”

And the MySQLers derided me for wanting to be paid! LOL!

Now that it is 2020 and I have made #SeETL free and open source?

I guess the MySQLers might want to use it now! LOL!

So, for the benefit of all the MySQLers out there?

Here are the videos and downloads of my #SeETL software available as free and open source!

Knock yourselves out fellas!!

If you want some of my time?

I still charge fees for my time though not the USD150 per hour I used to charge.


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Peter Nolan is one of the worlds leading thought leaders in Business Intelligence. Across his 29+ years in BI Peter has consistently invented new and innovative ways of designing and building data warehouses. SeETL now stands alone as the worlds most cost effective data warehouse development tool.


  1. Hi Peter,

    I see you are quite a guru when it comes to DW and BI tools and have done extensive research all these years. I have a question and am hoping you could provide your input. (This has been posted on the MYSQL forum, but i dont think that people go on there that often).

    Im looking at using MYSQL as a Data Warehouse. Designing the database using Ralph Kimball methodologies. This would include de-nomalization, creating star schemas, aggregations, etc .. So, basically designing the DB using conventional DW metholdologies.

    Can i do this with mySQL ? Would the DB be able to handle queries from these tables containing large amounts of data? Or is it a bad idea to use MYSQL ? The market im looking at would be small to medium enterprises, so i wouldnt expect volumes like that of Walmart or Tesco for example.

    Your input would be greatly appreciated. You can also email directly.

    Thanks Kindly


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