K.E.T.T.L.E (Kettle ETTL Environment) is a meta- data driven ETL (Extraction, Transformation, Transportation, and Loading) tool. This means that no code has to be written to perform complex data transformations. It is possible to create plugins to do custom transformations or access proprietary data sources. Kettle supports most databases on the market, and has native support for slowly changing dimensions on most database platforms.
Ice is a modern alternative to object middleware such as CORBA or COM/DCOM/COM+. It is easy to learn, yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical applications. It features an object-oriented specification language, easy to use C++ and Java mappings, a highly efficient protocol (including protocol compression), asynchronous method invocation and dispatch, dynamic transport plug-ins, TCP/IP and UDP/IP support, SSL-based security, a firewall solution, and much more.
ObjectDB for Java/JDO is a powerful yet compact Java Data Objects (JDO) Object Database (ODBMS), written entirely in Java, and compliant with the Java Data Objects (JDO) standard developed by Sun (JSR12). ObjectDB for Java/JDO is designed to efficiently handle databases of various sizes, ranging from a few KBs to hundreds of GBs. Among its features are small footprint, high performance, rapid development, easy deployment, and flexible architecture (1-Tier, 2-Tier, or N-Tier).