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
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.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Customer Service: 5/5Technical Support: 5/5
We used the Data Stage.
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.
Stopped using it. Took a loss.
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.
Sep 29 2014