IBM Information Analyzer Review

Product had purported features that fell short of how they were hyped, or didn't work at all.


Valuable Features

3 - Best used in tandem with other IBM Infosphere products

Improvements to My Organization

For basic Business Rule Creation to cleanse Legacy data, it worked as intended. Lacked functionality to get creative.

Room for Improvement

Business Rule builder needs to be worked on - if we jointed tables (even if we create virtual tables) from other modular areas the function would time-out.

Use of Solution

1 year

Deployment Issues

Yes - it would go down constantly until IBM spent a better part of several weeks (and our budget to pay their consultants) stabilizing it. Seriously freaky stuff - data on screens shaking...no joke.

Stability Issues

Many.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: 5/5Technical Support: 5/5

Previous Solutions

We used the Data Stage.

Implementation Team

Vendor team - Expertise high - but selling us the product seemed to be their primary objective - our ability to realize the program's potential (Viability wise) was definitely secondary.

ROI

Stopped using it. Took a loss.

Other Advice

Be sure your people on the ground who will be using it are in the room with IBM making sure their needs are represented and addressed. They'll know the legacy data landscape, and where it's going...not management.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
IBM InfoSphere Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

To be honest I didn't understood if the user is reffering to business rules in Information Analyzer or QualityStage rules, if is rules in IA it helps filter specific data and can then be used in a DataStage job to split data streams based on rules validation and as well capture exceptions in the data quality console. With regards to server performance as mentioned there are several topologies to implement the product and some perhaps include IADB installation in a separated DB server to avoid performance downgrade, it all depends on the data volumes to profile.

06 December 16
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