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IBM InfoSphere DataStage Room for Improvement

RT
Data/Solution Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

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.

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BB
DataStage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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PravasRay - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Integration Associate Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The interface needs improvement. The interface in Informatica is easier than in DataStage.

The licensing can be improved. Many companies are moving away from DataStage because it is expensive.

The biggest issue that is unclear is how are they integrating into DevOps when they are binary files.

We would like to see DataStage integrated with DevOps so that a pipeline can be created for auto-deployment. Right now we are all doing it manually.

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KirillSlivchikov - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at 7Spring Consult

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, we are currently working hard on several examples, and in a few years, open-source solutions will take the lead in the market. It will be used by large enterprises. 

Clients are looking for open-source solutions more and more.

It would be useful to provide support for Python, R, and Java.

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CO
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The product is pretty complex to set up. I think it is quite expensive. So, the set up could be simplified and the price could be brought in line.  

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JM
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

The initial setup could be more straightforward.

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Utkarsh Shrivastava - PeerSpot reviewer
ETL/Solution Architect at Crux

As a product, it needs to be more stable. It's a legacy product, so even though it's high-performing, it's not very stable compared to other products like Informatica or Talend. The UI also looks dated.

In the future, I would like to see more integration with cloud technologies. Technical support could be improved.

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AG
Head of IT Integration & Finance Transformation at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is currently lacking virtualization ability. If they were to include it, it could be a good evolution on this framework. I'd like to see an improvement in support and a more customer friendly and knowledgeable support staff.  

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Narasimhulu C - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services

The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved.

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Buyer's Guide
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM InfoSphere DataStage. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.