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

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"Talend lets you do everything — mapping, workflow, and orchestration — in a single place.""The solution has a good balance between automated items and the ability for a developer to integrate and extend what he needs. Other competing tools do not offer the same grade of flexibility when you need to go beyond what is provided by the tool. Talend, on the other hand, allows you to expand very easily.""Talend is safe to use because it is very restrictive. It is easy to use when one learns how to manipulate data with SQL.""The most valuable features are definitely data integration, data preparation, and data stewardship.""This is a user-friendly solution that is easy to use.""I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields. It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool.""Talend can connect to multiple data sources, including relational data sources, ERP, CRM, and others.""The data integration aspect of the solution is excellent."

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Cons
"The initial setup could be more straightforward.""The pricing should be lower.""Currently lacking virtualization ability.""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 setup is extremely difficult.""The interface needs improvement.""It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.""The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved."

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"As for improvement or additional features, I would like to know how to use Java in Talend and also how to use Talend in the cloud or in big data. I would prefer to have storage directly on Talend.""In terms of what can be improved, the scheduling is not there in the sister version, while it is there in the cloud one, which is a paid version. If all kinds of scheduling could be available on the Open Studio that we generally use and practice on, that would be great. The scheduling of the data migration is currently not available in the sister version of Talend Open Studio that we are working on. It is available in the advanced version of the Talend. This is the one thing that can be improvised.""Technical support and customer service need to be improved.""Talend should improve the log and error handling to better track the errors you find during development. Sometimes it's challenging to see what's causing an issue, and tracking that on Talend is complicated.""It gets the job done but it's a bit slow.""The user interface could be made simpler.""The pricing could be lower. They should work to make it more affordable.""The server-side should be completely revamped."

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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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  • "The paid version of this solution has a very high price, but even with the limitations, the Community version works fine."
  • "Price could be lower. It is getting too expensive when compared to some other solutions, which is actually a little bit concerning."
  • "There are many versions available and one is open-sourced which is free."
  • "The cost for one year for the ETL tools, not for the big data, is 6K per year. It is a good price."
  • "It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    We reviewed AWS Glue before choosing Talend Open Studio. AWS Glue is the managed ETL (extract, transform, and load) from Amazon Web Services. AWS Glue enables AWS users to create and manage jobs in… more »
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    Talend can connect to multiple data sources, including relational data sources, ERP, CRM, and others.
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    We use the open-source version. It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product.
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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.
    Talend's open source products and open architecture create unmatched flexibility so you can solve integration challenges your way. Talend reduces the learning curve and lowers the barrier to adoption for data integration, data profiling, big data, application integration, and more.
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    Sample Customers
    Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
    Almerys, BF&M, Findus
    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%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Insurance Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Integrator10%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Talend Open Studio and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 3rd in Data Integration Tools with 16 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while Talend Open Studio is rated 7.6. 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 Talend Open Studio writes "A complete product with good integrations and excellent flexibility". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, AWS Glue and IBM InfoSphere Information Server, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, Talend Data Fabric and Lumada Data Integration. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Talend Open Studio report.

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