Ab Initio is suite of applications containing the various components, but generally when people name Ab Initio, they mean “Ab Initio Co>operation system”, which is primarily a GUI based ETL Application. It gives user the ability to drag and drop different components and attach them, quite akin to drawing.
The strength of Ab Initio-ETL is massively parallel processing which gives it capability of handling large volume of data.
Let’s componentise Ab Initio
1. Co>operation System
2. EME(Enterprise Meta>Environment)
3. Additional Tools
a. Data profiler
b. Plan-IT etc