For a client I’m evaluating potential solutions for doing a specific ETL job. One of the contenders is Onyx, which seems like it could be a great match. There was some pretty positive buzz around it in 2014-2016, but since they’ve been acquired by Confluence things have gone eerily quiet. The site says ©2016, the twitter accounts went dead around 2018. It seems at least one person is keeping the lights on by merging stuff on Github from time to time, so that’s something, but it’s not a lot.
I’m curious to hear from people who have used/are using Onyx. How was the experience? Do you consider this an issue? And lastly, how complex would you say Onyx is?
This last question is of course hard to quantify, but I’d like to get a sense of it for two reasons. I don’t want to drag much more complexity onto this project than is justified for the size of the problem, and if Onyx is looking to be unmaintained then I need to feel comfortable that we’ll be able to do our own maintenance and troubleshooting, basically taking ownership of the code if necessary.