CloverETL's development team is preparing a new amazing feature, integration of CloverETL Designer with CloverETL Server. This feature shifts work with Clover to a much more comfortable level.
I was asked to participate on testing of it. And I decided to share my impressions.
The main feature of integration allows you to work with CloverETL's graph located on CloverETL Server in the same way as if it would be located on your desktop machine. So no more copying of files from desktop to server, no more out-of-date files, all items are located only on server and accesible and editable in the Eclipse with CloverETL on your desktop, transformation graphs are editable in graphic format.
All graphs are run on server machine but you don't lose any of advantages useful for developing and debugging, you can view debug data on edge, view data on reader without running of the graph, see tracking information in tracking view etc. In addition all runs of graphs are tracked on server so you can see all execution logs in the Executions History tab of server administration interface.
After initial doubts I have realized that it works and now I'm fascinated with it :-). You can expect it with many other improvement in version 2.8 of CloverETL Designer. So forget Informatica, forget DataStage, use CloverETL :-).