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IBM InfoSphere DataStage

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage is a leading ETL platform that integrates data across multiple enterprise systems. It leverages a high performance parallel framework, available on-premises or in the cloud.

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by MohanRaj K.
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"Review"

What do you like best?

Having good Connectivity.

It can Handling large numbers of records.

Regarding data Varied partitioning algorithms available.

It has Complementary packages of connectivity to applications, SAP, etc.

What do you dislike?

You must have understand and know the algorithms, since the wrong use of them, it generates more time in processing.

Metadata. You need to develop with connectors, and taking all the Metadata from the menu, all the data that you complete manually, you can't track it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DS is one of the most powerful ETL tools on the market. Its connects to different bases plus the pack make it a solid tool, and complete. It can support different sources like SKP, Oracle, SQL. It has a great number of functions, and the work with a big amount of data with DS is not complex (as long as you have the knowledge and know how to handle the partitioning algorithms, etc).

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Prasanth K.
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"Integration at its Beast"

What do you like best?

We use Infosphere Datastage to extract and load data into our Data Warehouse meant for Financials and Supply chain. We have about 400+ jobs that runs on a daily basis to load the data from various different sources. We have been using this product for many years and eventually support went to IBM. Oracle used to provide the support as we had implemented as part of Oracle PeopleSoft EPM and now it's moved over to IBM.

What do you dislike?

The only issue we had was we never got HA working with this product. Although we had shared storage but when there is a failure we had to manually fail over to the other node. We configured HA for this installation on an IBM AIX infrastructure and it never worked the way we wanted. It was not seamless but had to manually intervene for it to resume jobs for the other node. The cost of the tool and desire of the development staff to move to more Hive and MapReduce have limited the products use in the last year.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stable, we are able to complete jobs within the SLA that we have committed to the business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have about 400+ jobs that runs on a daily basis to load the data from various different sources.Overall our experience has been very good except for couple of need for improvement. Ease of Integration. Capacity analysis of your database would be significant feature. Please make sure

What Big Data Integration Platform solution do you use?

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Fernando V.
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"I sold Datastage & Quality stage to an helthcare & Insurance company to improve their data quality "

What do you like best?

Engine is great, you can make complex projects and the engine steel work as you need.

The on line quality functionality is easy to configure and is excelent to improve the data charge and the self data administration. But the best of the productis that is very easy to define the ROI of the projects that need it.

What do you dislike?

Its inicial setup is complex and need very specialized technicians to make it work correctly.

It need a lot of work about security policies that needs to be modify.

It has some issues that makes bottlenecks so fine tunning is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

complex proceses of ETL for DataLakes or Datawarehouses.

Batch proceses for Data quality, especialy merging customer information between aquisition companys and the main company.

online data quality en web sites and mobile apps.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Cheng G.
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"Ease of Use"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and learn.It has alot of modules that can help in your ETL jobs. My favorite module in the program is the transform tool. It makes my job alot easier,

What do you dislike?

It does not handle really large volumes of data really well. The error log is sometimes hard to decipher. It is not as easy to know what went wrong, although it is really eay to use the program

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We mainly use it to normalize large volume of data for our clients. The standardized data is then sent to our analysts to review. It makes their job smoother

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Sal U.
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"Infosphere Datastage"

What do you like best?

Product easly transforms data into our data warehouse.. Have been using for several years about to upgrade to version 11.7.

What do you dislike?

patches could be easierto install (we are currently using 11.3 planning an upgrade)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

getting data into our warehouse, tranforming and gathering data from other product databases.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Teja T.
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"ETL with rocket boosters"

What do you like best?

Easy to use tool to massage and transform data to best suite business needs.

What do you dislike?

no think clint, no check in/check out directly baked into the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Baked in TEST Suite to achive complete DevOps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pretty much every thing that can be performed with data.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User
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"Excellent ETL Tool"

What do you like best?

Drag and drop build GUI. Items are easy to find and easy to align to build process flows. DataQuality is built in a maintainable at the load level.

What do you dislike?

Some data conversion tasks are not as straight forward and they appear to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good universal ETL platform for multiple types of data sources and data destinations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DataStage is being used to perform ETL for multiple projects, Used for data warehouse input as well as processes that are extracting data warehouse data.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Jamion W.
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"An Amazing ETL Experience"

What do you like best?

The barrier of entry to using Datastage is incredibly low, making it easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Legacy architecture makes certain features buggy. It is hard to separate OS faults from those of the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Intensely fast ETL for data integration batch cycles.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Travis P.
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"Datastage user"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to learn and use. It has pretty good logging to be used in troubleshooting.

What do you dislike?

Might be a license thing but it times to quick of no use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automating data movement for data management.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Datastage Review at Flagstar Bank"

What do you like best?

Scalability of Datastage is amazing . It also runs fairly well in all platforms .

What do you dislike?

Auditing capabalities could have been better .

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would request anyone using the other ETL tools to migrate to Datastage for its ability to scale .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Datastage is used for Data Integration and TRanslations. We use Datastage to read the flatfiles from source systems and then create a Data Lake, Landing, Atomic Warehouse and respective business unit data marts

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User
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"One of the best ETL tools"

What do you like best?

It is easy to learn and develop. The support for number of databases and data sources is huge and they also come up with custom plugins which are very useful.

What do you dislike?

The latest web interface is very limited in funcitionality and it can mature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We maintain one of our datamarts with Datastage and that datamart is very critical for the company. The ease of use and the support provided by IBM are very useful.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Kevin M.
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"DataStage is the most mature product in the industry for all of my ETL needs"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that this product is fully matured and keeping up with industry trends.

What do you dislike?

My one complaint is that the product is not easily upgradeable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best in the industry!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data movement and integration.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Elder C.
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"Best ETL solution"

What do you like best?

Best MDM option there is in the market!

What do you dislike?

The price we have to pay for each developer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a MDM solution: Customer Data Integration, and it helps us to have a unique customer view

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Michael C.
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"data stage"

What do you like best?

integration with kafka and the availability of the skillset in the job market

What do you dislike?

support is really hard to use and the tech docs are hard to find

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ETL for data governance

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Brandon E.
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"Enterprise standard"

What do you like best?

The visual development IDE is easy to train new developers on and understand the data flow

What do you dislike?

job logging, it can be very difficult to troubleshoot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to perform ETL

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User
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"Good ETL tool"

What do you like best?

Good ETL tool for data integration from various sources with capability to administer, monitor and schedule ETL workflows.

What do you dislike?

It’s hard to automate error handling and recovering mechanisms. It’s an expensive ETL tool when compare to other ETL solutions available in market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of the data pipelines to pull data from variety of data source and push into dataware house were developed in datastage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Paul S.
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"Wide ranging applicability"

What do you like best?

Excellent connectivity and good capabilities for flat, unstructured data

What do you dislike?

Complex set up to perform simple tasks. Limited support for complex data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

n/a

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Mike L.
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"Data Stage"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and integration.

What do you dislike?

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ETL of multiple platforms into a sngle source

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Executive Sponsor
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"Data Stage Driving Increased Data Processing"

What do you like best?

The product allows my team to deliver critical data processing for tera bytes of data capturing changes and processing those with high speed

What do you dislike?

Setting up some of the mechanisms can be challenging and not easy to navigate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Team is able to solve complex business critical problems that typically required intense processing.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by ram m.
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"datastage"

What do you like best?

durability, scalability, extensibility,

What do you dislike?

dependency, maintainability, flexibility

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data integrations

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Consultant
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"datastage for data management"

What do you like best?

the process flow for data processing is the best and works wonders.

What do you dislike?

the scheduler is not user-friendly and tends to be complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

DataStage has improved tremendously and is now comparable to ETL and Data Warehouse tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data integration and data quality through data warehouse development.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Administrator
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"World Class ETL"

What do you like best?

Powerful parallel processing and so many options for sources and targets

What do you dislike?

Lack of slimmed down / restricted developer edition that can be used for free

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Datastage is the primary environment used to support the data extracts and loads for our enterprise warehouses and various datamarts.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Executive Sponsor
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"great for traditional etl work"

What do you like best?

great parallel processing and 'T' work. Ablility to scale with grid.

What do you dislike?

IBM hasn't moved as fast as competition for cloud solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

more focus on the future of integration on public clouds (ETL anywhere - regardless of platform).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

creating curated data for purposeful business reporting.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Consultant
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"integration made simpler"

What do you like best?

Graphic interface is intuitive. Provides good visual repressentations of data flows.

What do you dislike?

I have not come accross any dislikes. Take a bit to get the hang of the process, but training materials help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aggregation of multiple sources for preparation of analytic consumption layer.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good and serve the purpose"

What do you like best?

Single interface to integrate heterogeneous

Flexible dev environments

Works well on windows and unix servers

What do you dislike?

Expensive for small size company as compare to other competitors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data mapping between different APIs. Also to apply business rules from within a single interface.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Internal Consultant
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"Useful for data movement for Big Data"

What do you like best?

Provides a great way to get large volumes of data to your SAP or other ERP environment

What do you dislike?

Still more of a point to point solution than a many to many solution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data movement, ETL and data loading

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Consultant
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"DataStage with AI"

What do you like best?

DataStage on Hadoop Engine integration,

What do you dislike?

Not all connector / plugin readily available in the defaullt installation

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need more integration to cloud storage and big data eco system tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data Integration, Data Migration, Data consolidation

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User in Law Enforcement
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"DataSage"

What do you like best?

The visuals with how the data is interfaced is the best characteristic.

What do you dislike?

Instructions on how to begin using the system could be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me connect and schedule other employees hours of work.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Agency
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"The Enterprise Data Integration Platform"

What do you like best?

Unparalleled connectivity, flow-based UI, modern capabilities like Spark

What do you dislike?

Latest Git integration is poor, needs better data profiling integration

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at third party DevOps solutions for DataStage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data integration, data quality, and cloud migration

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Administrator
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"The batch based replication integration is a big sucess"

What do you like best?

Integration of technology with multiple heteogeneous data sources.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see tight integration with new tech. like kafka

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To be able to perform data inetegration and ETL.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Consultant
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"datastage"

What do you like best?

I like he modern UI for dastage which eliminates/minimizes coding

What do you dislike?

not as lightweight or advanced as some of the other modern data integration tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data integration

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Internal Consultant
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"ETL for the enterprise "

What do you like best?

Tightly coupled with other IBM data product.

What do you dislike?

Inability to integrate with core products outside of IBM suite

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data integration- ETL - Optimized some complex sql queries

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by Internal Consultant
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"scaleability"

What do you like best?

smooth transition between versions, stable application

What do you dislike?

can be simplified more. Migration between versions has to templatized more

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data feeds from several source to target systems

IBM InfoSphere DataStage review by User in Automotive
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"ibm infosphere datastage is an excellent for tansformation and loading data "

What do you like best?

ease of use and best etl tool ever worked so far

What do you dislike?

upgrades are slow compared to other tools in market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data transformation

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