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"In StreamSets, everything is in one place.""It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.""StreamSets’ data drift resilience has reduced the time it takes us to fix data drift breakages. For example, in our previous Hadoop scenario, when we were creating the Sqoop-based processes to move data from source to destinations, we were getting the job done. That took approximately an hour to an hour and a half when we did it with Hadoop. However, with the StreamSets, since it works on a data collector-based mechanism, it completes the same process in 15 minutes of time. Therefore, it has saved us around 45 minutes per data pipeline or table that we migrate. Thus, it reduced the data transfer, including the drift part, by 45 minutes.""StreamSets data drift feature gives us an alert upfront so we know that the data can be ingested. Whatever the schema or data type changes, it lands automatically into the data lake without any intervention from us, but then that information is crucial to fix for downstream pipelines, which process the data into models, like Tableau and Power BI models. This is actually very useful for us. We are already seeing benefits. Our pipelines used to break when there were data drift changes, then we needed to spend about a week fixing it. Right now, we are saving one to two weeks. Though, it depends on the complexity of the pipeline, we are definitely seeing a lot of time being saved."

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"IBM InfoSphere Information Server is stable."

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"The most useful functions of Qlik Replicate are the data manipulation to transformations.""Low-priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability. It has on-premises and cloud versions that are cohesive and can integrate well.""A valuable feature of Qlik Replicate is that you do not need ETL. It's easy to use—you choose two systems and it automatically replicates them. Even if there is no CDC available, if you insert it and update it, and there is nothing to find out, then you can use Qlik Replicate. It's a good product."

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"If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data.""We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem.""The logging mechanism could be improved. If I am working on a pipeline, then create a job out of it and it is running, it will generate constant logs. So, the logging mechanism could be simplified. Now, it is a bit difficult to understand and filter the logs. It takes some time.""Currently, we can only use the query to read data from SAP HANA. What we would like to see, as soon as possible, is the ability to read from multiple tables from SAP HANA. That would be a really good thing that we could use immediately. For example, if you have 100 tables in SQL Server or Oracle, then you could just point it to the schema or the 100 tables and ingestion information. However, you can't do that in SAP HANA since StreamSets currently is lacking in this. They do not have a multi-table feature for SAP HANA. Therefore, a multi-table origin for SAP HANA would be helpful."

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"IBM InfoSphere Information Server should be more scalable. It should have the option to change the configuration to run on a single, non-multiple node, or multi-threading processing."

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"Support for this product is not great. It needs to be improved.""This product could be improved by providing more insight regarding errors. One of our customers that uses Qlik Replicate has had an issue. We tried to debug it, but we could not trace the error message. The infrastructure site should give us more insight about errors. Qlik Replicate is not a business solution, it's an IT solution. The reporting tools and bug site should be improved.""When you remote into it the Qlik Replicate UI a lot of times it just freezes. We set up the EC2, to allow them to go to the server and click on the Replicate icon, it just opens up and just sits there. At that point, we have to go into the EC2 and then reboot the server. This should be fixed, it is frustrating."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are running the community version right now, which can be used free of charge."
  • "StreamSets Data Collector is open source. One can utilize the StreamSets Data Collector, but the Control Hub is the main repository where all the jobs are present. Everything happens in Control Hub."
  • "It has a CPU core-based licensing, which works for us and is quite good."
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  • "The licensing cost of IBM InfoSphere Information Server depends on how many users there are."
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  • "Qlik Replicate is not expensive, compared to GoldenGate."
  • "Pricing for this solution is very reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.
    Top Answer:We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem. It grows for a bit and then… more »
    Top Answer:We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.
    Top Answer:The integration with different technologies is the most valuable feature.
    Top Answer:We use this solution for enterprise-level Data Integration.
    Top Answer:Low-priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability. It has on-premises and cloud versions… more »
    Top Answer:As Qlik Sense is filling all the use cases that we need it to do, the only area for improvement I could think of for… more »
    Top Answer:We use Qlik Sense for consolidating and bringing together data across multiple sources, so our business users can get… more »
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    Also Known As
    InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information Server
    Replicate, Qlik Replicate
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    StreamSets
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    Overview

    StreamSets offers an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines that deliver continuous data for DataOps, and power the modern data ecosystem and hybrid integration.

    Only StreamSets provides a single design experience for all design patterns for 10x greater developer productivity; smart data pipelines that are resilient to change for 80% less breakages; and a single pane of glass for managing and monitoring all pipelines across hybrid and cloud architectures to eliminate blind spots and control gaps.

    With StreamSets, you can deliver the continuous data that drives the connected enterprise.

    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).

    Qlik Replicate empowers organizations to accelerate data real-time replication, ingestion and streaming via change data capture, across a wide range of heterogeneous databases, data warehouses and data lake platforms.

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    Sample Customers
    Availity, BT Group, Humana, Deluxe, GSK, RingCentral, IBM, Shell, SamTrans, State of Ohio, TalentFulfilled, TechBridge
    Canadian National Railway Company, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, Swedish Armed Forces, BG RCI, Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., University of Arizona, Biogrid Australia
    American Cancer Society, Fanzz, SM Retail, Smart Modular, Tangerine Bank, Wellcare
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    IBM InfoSphere Information Server is ranked 39th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while Qlik Replicate is ranked 18th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews. IBM InfoSphere Information Server is rated 7.0, while Qlik Replicate is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere Information Server writes "Prompt support, reliable, but lacking scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Replicate writes "Reasonably priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability". IBM InfoSphere Information Server is most compared with IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Oracle GoldenGate, SSIS, IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog and IBM Cloud Pak for Data, whereas Qlik Replicate is most compared with AWS Database Migration Service, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Compose and SAP Data Services.

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