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"It is quite useful and powerful.""It's a robust solution.""The Hierarchical Data Stage is good.""Offers great flexibility.""As a data integration platform, it is easy to use. It is quite robust and useful for volumetric analysis when you have huge volumes of data. We have tested it for up to ten million rows, and it is robust enough to process ten million rows internally with its parallel processing. Its error logging mechanism is far simpler and easier to understand than other data integration tools. The newer version of InfoSphere has the data catalog and IDC lineage. They are helpful in the easy traceability of columns and tables.""We are mostly using transmission rules. It has a lot of functions and logic related to transmission. It is a user-friendly tool with in-built functions.""Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.""The most valuable feature is the data integration for data warehousing."

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"The integration with different technologies is the most valuable feature."

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"It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.""The interface needs improvement.""The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved.""It doesn't have any big data connections. It would be good to have them because most of the systems are moving towards big data. There should also be a user-friendly way to interact with the cloud. Its loading process is very slow. It takes a lot of time for around 5 or 6 million records, and we are not able to provide real-time data to the vendors due to this delay. Its performance needs to be improved. It is also like a legacy system. It is not updated much. In higher versions, they only do small changes. We would like to have new features and new technologies.""The initial setup could be more straightforward.""The pricing should be lower.""Currently lacking virtualization ability.""The setup is extremely difficult."

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"Their technical support needs improvement."

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  • "The cost is too high."
  • "It's very expensive."
  • "Our internal team takes care of group licensing and cost. We don't have individual licenses. We have group licensing at the company level. Usually, IBM doesn't charge anything separately on the licensing side. For storage and everything else, we are paying around $6,000 per month, which is not very high. It includes Linux data storage, execution, and licensing. They're charging $40 for one-hour execution. Based on that, we are spending around $2,000 on the production environment and $1,000 on the lower environment for testing and development-side executions. For the mainframe, we are using the Db2 mainframe database, and we are spending around $1,000 on the Db2 mainframe database as well. All this comes out to be around $6,000. We, however, would like to have some cost reduction."
  • "The price is expensive but there are no licensing fees."
  • "It is quite expensive."
  • "It's quite expensive."
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    Also Known As
    InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information Server
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    Overview
    IBM InfoSphere DataStage integrates data across multiple systems using a high performance parallel framework, and it supports extended metadata management and enterprise connectivity. The scalable platform provides more flexible integration of all types of data, including big data at rest (Hadoop-based) or in motion (stream-based), on distributed and mainframe platforms.
    IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a market-leading data integration platform which includes a family of products that enable you to understand, cleanse, monitor, transform, and deliver data, as well as to collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. InfoSphere Information Server provides massively parallel processing (MPP) capabilities to deliver a highly scalable and flexible integration platform that handles a variety of data volumes (big, small, and everything in between).
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    Sample Customers
    Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
    Canadian National Railway Company, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, Swedish Armed Forces, BG RCI, Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., University of Arizona, Biogrid Australia
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company63%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while IBM InfoSphere Information Server is ranked 39th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while IBM InfoSphere Information Server is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "Robust, easy to use, has a simple error logging mechanism, and works very well for huge volumes of data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere Information Server writes "Has good integration with different technologies but its support needs improvement". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and Talend Data Management Platform, whereas IBM InfoSphere Information Server is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog, Qlik Replicate, Palantir Gotham and SSIS.

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