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We performed a comparison between IBM InfoSphere Optim and IDERA ER/Studio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Database Development and Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM InfoSphere Optim vs. IDERA ER/Studio report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I feel the solution to be a bit faster than the traditional methods, which makes it easy to customize.""We like that we can easily restore the database with just a few clicks. The database is linked as well."

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"It does the job.""Using this product has improved the way we maintain our models because they have a place where we can keep all of them, and they can be viewed using the web interface."

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Cons
"We're looking for a solution that can be implemented on AWS. IBM InfoSphere Optim can be implemented on AWS, but it costs more than double what we're currently paying. So, it's not really of good value for us.""While the solution is very supportive of Db2, it is not so friendly when it comes to IMS databases."

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"The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big.""What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "IBM InfoSphere Optim is a very expensive solution. Actually, it's the most expensive archiving solution that we have."
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  • "The price of this product is okay."
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    Top Answer:We like that we can easily restore the database with just a few clicks. The database is linked as well.
    Top Answer:IBM InfoSphere Optim is a very expensive solution. Actually, it's the most expensive archiving solution that we have. The cost is per license and per gigabytes.
    Top Answer:The cost needs to be reduced. It is a very expensive solution. We're looking for a solution that can be implemented on AWS. IBM InfoSphere Optim can be implemented on AWS, but it costs more than… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Optim, Optim
    IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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    Overview
    IBM Optim solutions manage data from requirements to retirement. They boost performance, empower collaboration, and improve governance across applications, databases and platforms. By managing data properly over its lifetime, organisations are better equipped to support business goals with less risk.

    IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases easily from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between the organization and Information Technology. Organizational stakeholders can take part in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

    Unlike its competition, it provides the broadest range of data platform support, industry-leading enterprise-level capabilities, visual data lineage and flow modeling, full dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence, and business data objects to bridge the gap between developers and data architects. It also provides a complete solution for enterprise architecture and data governance, extensive model change management, unique incorporation of true enterprise data dictionaries, unique linking of constructs across models, integrated visual data lineage import, and integrated data and business process modeling.

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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Continental, KCE Electronics Public Company Limited, The University of Adelaide, Migros Zurich, COPROB
    Newmont Mining, Entrust, Accolade, TalkTalk, Catalina, Protective Life, NTT Data, dir systèmes, Microsoft; American Express, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Coriant, Fedex, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Prudential, Wells Fargo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
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    Government20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise82%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM InfoSphere Optim vs. IDERA ER/Studio
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM InfoSphere Optim vs. IDERA ER/Studio and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM InfoSphere Optim is ranked 19th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews while IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 7th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews. IBM InfoSphere Optim is rated 6.0, while IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere Optim writes "Very supportive of Db2 and easy to customize, but IMS features are not user friendly and the support of these features is lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA ER/Studio writes "Scales easily and the support is good, but the performance for large models should be improved". IBM InfoSphere Optim is most compared with Informatica Data Archive, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Solix Enterprise Data Management, whereas IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler by Quest, erwin Evolve by Quest, SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Redgate SQL Toolbelt. See our IBM InfoSphere Optim vs. IDERA ER/Studio report.

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