IBM InfoSphere Information Server Review

It provided us with data connections and partitioning, but don't run it on Unix if the primary database is a SQL Server.


Valuable Features

  • Data connections
  • Data partitioning
  • Flexibility
  • Performance

Improvements to My Organization

No improvements to the organization have been noticed so far.

Room for Improvement

  • Reporting
  • Training
  • GUI for developers - wizards would be very useful

Use of Solution

I've used it over seven years in various versions.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's poor.

Technical Support:

It's fair.

Initial Setup

It was medium complexity as there are many options available, and you need to know the license limitations.

Implementation Team

We used an IBM partner who were good.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Look at TCO not just the sticker price. Don't run on Unix if the primary database is a SQL Server.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were evaluated.

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Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're an IBM partner.
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