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"It's a robust solution.""Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.""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.""The most valuable feature is the data integration for data warehousing.""It is quite useful and powerful.""The Hierarchical Data Stage is good."

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"I have found it to be a very good, stable, and strong product.""As long as you pick the solution that best fits with your requirements, you won't find that performance is a problem. It's good."

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Cons
"Its documentation is not up to the mark. While building APIs, we had a lot of problems trying to get around it because it is not very user-friendly. We tried to get hold of API documentation, but the documentation is not very well thought out. It should be more structured and elaborate. In terms of additional features, I would like to see good reporting on performance and performance-tuning recommendations that can be based on AI. I would also like to see better data profiling information being reported on InfoSphere.""The interface needs improvement.""The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved.""The setup is extremely difficult.""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.""It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.""The pricing should be lower.""Currently lacking virtualization ability."

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"I believe that visual data flow management and the transformation function should be improved.""The solution has room for improvement in the ETL. They have an ETL, but when it comes to the monitoring portion, Qlik Compose doesn't provide a feature for monitoring."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
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    Comparable solutions will have common disadvantages, which is the total cost of the project. It's quite expensive.
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    From a practice point of view, solutions such as IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Oracle Data Integrator are losing ground, whereas open-source solutions are becoming increasingly powerful. For example… more »
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    There are two products I know about * TimeXtender : Microsoft based, Transformation logic is quiet good and can easily be extended with T-SQL , Has a semantic layer that generates metat data for… more »
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    I have found it to be a very good, stable, and strong product.
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    When you replicate data, you need to transform the data into formats that are easier for querying and reporting, or data warehousing. I think the set of transformation functions can be improved. In… more »
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    Compose, Attunity Compose
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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.

    Qlik Compose comes in two offerings: Qlik Compose for Data Warehouses and Qlik Compose for Data Lakes. Qlik Compose for Data Warehouse automates and streamlines the design, creation, loading, management, and update of data warehouses including Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse, Google BigQuery, Snowflake and Oracle. Qlik Compose for Data Lakes automates the process of providing continuously updated, accurate, and trusted data to big data platforms like Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Customer Data Platform and Databricks Unified Data Analytics Platform.

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    Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
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    Computer Software Company63%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Qlik Compose and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while Qlik Compose is ranked 37th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while Qlik Compose is rated 6.0. 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 Qlik Compose writes "Excellent data integration but needs better scheduling and monitoring features". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and AWS Glue, whereas Qlik Compose is most compared with Qlik Replicate, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Palantir Foundry and SSIS. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Qlik Compose report.

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