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2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering IBM InfoSphere DataStage?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM InfoSphere DataStage, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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18 Answers
Roshan Jayakodi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant - Data Engineering at South Asian Technologies
Consultant
Top 20
2022-08-30T10:49:18Z
30 August 22

I would advise others to identify the communication between servers and the client tools correctly. If working from a client environment and connecting to the server, configuration should be done correctly, otherwise you may encounter some issues. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Tirthankar Roy Chowdhury - PeerSpot reviewer
Teamlead at Tata consultancy services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-03T16:41:47Z
03 August 22

The last version of IBM InfoSphere DataStage which I've worked with was version 11.7. I work for an IT service company that works with multiple clients on multiple projects, so close to two hundred people use IBM InfoSphere DataStage for various clients. Per project, on average, three people take care of IBM InfoSphere DataStage deployment, maintenance, and support-related activities. My advice to people looking into implementing IBM InfoSphere DataStage is that it's a very good product. A lot of similar products have come up nowadays, but this product has a pretty good reputation as it's been in the market for quite a while. I do think other products such as Talend, Informatica PowerCenter, and Informatica Data Quality are better than IBM InfoSphere DataStage. My rating for IBM InfoSphere DataStage is eight out of ten. My company has a partnership with IBM.

Utkarsh Shrivastava - PeerSpot reviewer
ETL/Solution Architect at Crux
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-08T13:21:17Z
08 May 22

I would rate this solution 8 out of 10.

KirillSlivchikov - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at 7Spring Consult
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-23T14:58:04Z
23 September 21

We have had different projects with three of four clients. The average term per project has been nine months and one year. If you are working with an open-source solution or another solution, you can implement some features by yourself. For example, in the case of Amazon, which has Amazon Lambda, you can easily write your code in Python or Java, and it will orchestrate it. You can create your features yourself easily and gives you more abilities to make your solution run quicker, eliminating the dependence from the vendor. I would rate IBM InfoSphere DataStage an eight out of ten.

AG
Head of IT Integration & Finance Transformation at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-20T11:36:40Z
20 July 21

I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

JM
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-06T12:32:33Z
06 April 21

Informatica provides a cloud-based deployment but we only work with the on-premises version. This is a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

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PravasRay - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Integration Associate Director at NTT DATA
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-25T13:05:17Z
25 November 20

I am not a developer, I have a team within our company for that. There is a cloud migration strategy going on, so they are thinking of moving to the cloud. They want a tool that is not heavy and suitable for their budget. The recommendation for using this tool would depend on the requirements. I don't have anything bad to say about this product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Narasimhulu C - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-19T09:33:28Z
19 October 20

This product has a lot of good features. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

CO
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-09-16T08:18:36Z
16 September 20

My advice for anyone considering IBM Infosphere Datastage is to use a decent consulting house to help you once you get around to committing to the product. Do not assume that you will be able to go at this alone unless you have an extremely talented staff. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a seven-out-of-ten.

MU
Enterprise and Information Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
Real User
2019-12-11T05:40:00Z
11 December 19

I think DataStage is a product that one should look at as a good candidate in this segment. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.

PB
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
09 December 19

We use the on-premises deployment model. If you are comparing the solution to Informatica, this solution is much simpler. In Informatica, for example, there might be two to three ways to find a log, but with DataStage, they make it much easier. However, compared to other vendors, IBM's licensing costs are more expensive. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

it_user1093698 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Partner Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-12-05T06:53:00Z
05 December 19

Try to do a lot of training before beginning the project. I would rate this solution as seven out of ten because I think there are some problems with the design of the interface. They should also develop new connectors. The solution is quite complex for people and you need a lot of training to use it.

Muharrem Iseri - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner at Caligo
Real User
Top 20
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
27 November 19

I would rate InfoSphere an eight out of 10.

KirillSlivchikov - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at 7Spring Consult
Real User
Top 20
2019-09-26T04:11:00Z
26 September 19

It is the best solution in the IBM environment. It uses IBM data models, such as data quality tools.

it_user953511 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
31 July 19

The last version I interacted with was 11.3 because the later versions were cloud-based and usually our customers didn't want to use the solution on the cloud. In terms of advice, I would give to anyone trying to implement the solution is this: you to have accurate sizing. Clients always do the sizing wrong and they need more experience to get the sizing right. Setting up the environments takes sizing into account but it usually makes a lot of problems if the sizing is poor when it starts to operate. Then you have re-implement and it will require an increase in resources that will change your budget. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

Ursula Fladeruf - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at mip GmbH
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

I would rate this particular product as a nine out of ten. It is very powerful and very fast, but the problems with the interface make it less than perfect. As far as other advice that I would have for other people considering this as a solution, the first and most important is to examine your needs and decide on the processes you want to build. From that, you can immediately have a better idea of the type of solution that might be best for you. Then it is a good idea to get the advice of a consultant — like us.

TD
IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

The advice I would give to others is to make sure they define a framework for development and for management. This could be very useful for the future of the product in the company. I would rate the entire solution eight out of ten. I really like DataStage. The product fits our requirements perfectly. We are changing the product now, however, to a cloud-based approach for DataStage.

AM
CEO at DELOMID IT
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

This is a good product, but there is room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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TD
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Ursula Fladeruf - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at mip GmbH
29 July 19
It is very difficult to say how much the product costs because there are variables depending on the configuration. Normally it's priced according to use, so the price can vary quite a lot. The more you use, the more you pay. In comparison to other products, I would say it's not so expensive as Informatica, but it is intended to be an enterprise solution so it's not very cheap to deploy as products that are not enterprise solutions. The products we offer are really very different in pricing compared to open-source products. With open-source you have only the maintenance cost. For the software products we use, you have to invest in the software and then the maintenance costs are in addition to that. There are no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fee and the maintenance. With IBM, you typically pay for the licenses and the first 12 months of maintenance is included in that cost. Afterward, you pay for the maintenance year-to-year.
AM
CEO at DELOMID IT
29 July 19
Small and medium-sized companies cannot afford to pay for this solution.
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