Difference between Traditional ETL and Modern ETL

While Traditional ETL is designed for relational databases and other data sources, Modern ETL is designed to handle both structured and semi-structured data.


  • Traditional ETL is less flexible about type of sources and targets.
  • But in Modern ETL, data is seamlessly integrated from many types of sources to many types of targets both on premise and cloud.

Method of processing:

  • Traditional method follows batch data processing.
  • Modern ETL follows real time streaming and rapid batch data processing.


  • Security systems can be handled with your own resources on your network in traditional ETL.
  • In modern ETL, with SaaS you can opt for the vendor to manage security in the cloud.

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