IBM InfoSphere DataStage Review

It has unlimited database connectors and free-of-charge application connectors.


Valuable Features

  • Unlimited database connectors and free-of-charge application connectors - Siebel in our case
  • Lot of transformation components
  • High scalability

Improvements to My Organization

It's standardized our batch integration.

Room for Improvement

It needs a better scheduling mechanism.

Use of Solution

I've been using it as a customer for six years.

Deployment Issues

We had no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

We had issues with Java on AIX platform (version 8.7) - currently migrated to Linux platform without issues.

Scalability Issues

It's highly scalable.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We have close contact with support in their Polish lab.

Initial Setup

The initial setup is easy as it's done through a web installation process with an HA setup option.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Check the Information Server bundle offering, especially with InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration.

Other Solutions Considered

Our customer checked AbInitio and Informatica PowerCenter – DataStage was best as it could be delivered quickest.

Other Advice

You should also look at Redbooks and DeveloperWorks articles for knowledge gathering.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a BP of IBM.
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