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"Data catalog and triggers are the two best features for me. AWS Glue has its own data catalog, which makes it great and really easy to use. Triggers are also really good for scheduling the ETL process.""Its user interface is quite good. You just need to choose some options to create a job in AWS Glue. The code-generation feature is also useful. If you don't want to customize it and simply want to read a file and store the data in the database, it can generate the code for you."

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"The solution has improved the time it takes to perform tasks related to batch applications.""The product is a stable and powerful data management solution that can run in parallel mode for enhanced speed.""The most valuable feature is the ability to transfer information via notes.""DataStage works better with Linux operating systems when the application services are hosted on Linux system equipment, but it's powerful on Windows too.""The data lineage report can be filtered for reporting. The reports are user-friendly and take less time to find what you need.""The ETL tools are probably the most valuable feature. It has an IBM tool, a friendly UI and it makes things more comfortable.""The most valuable feature is the product's versatility to inject data.""Finding logs is very easy on the solution."

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"The start-up time is really high right now. For instance, when you start up a new job, you have to wait for five or eight minutes before it starts. If the start-up time is reduced to one or two minutes, it will be great. It will be better to have a direct linkage to Redshift in AWS. If we can use data catalogs from Redshift, it will be so easy to create some data catalogs. Currently, we can only use data catalogs from S3.""Currently, it supports only two languages in the background: Python and Scala. From our customization point of view, it would be helpful if it can also support Java in the background."

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"The solution should be more user-friendly.""The interface needs work to be more user-friendly.""The documentation and in-application help for this solution need to be improved, especially for new features.""I really like this tool, but the administration should be on the same client application because a lot of administration features are not on the client-side, and they usually need to have administrative access. It's quite complicated to force IT teams to have separate administrative access from the developers.""We would be happy to see in next versions the ability to return several parameters from jobs. Now, jobs can return just one parameter. If they could return several parameters, that would be great.""Reduced cost would allow more customers to choose the product. It's quite expensive in relation to the cost of other similar solutions.""The interface needs improvement. It is really too technical. That is the main problem.""The template mapping could be easier."

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"The pricing is a bit higher than other solutions like Athena and EC2. If the pricing becomes more scaled or flexible, it will be good because you have to pay 44 cents just for one DPU for an hour. If you increase DPUs to 5 or 10, the pricing gets multiplied. There are also some time limits like 0 to 10 minutes or 10 to 20 minutes. If the pricing is according to the minutes, it would be better because you have to limit your job to 10 minutes or 20 minutes.""It is not expensive. AWS Glue works on the serverless architecture. We get charged for the time the server is up. For our use case, we have to use it once in a day, and it is not expensive for us."

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"Pricing varies based on use, and it is not as costly as some competing enterprise solutions.""Small and medium-sized companies cannot afford to pay for this solution.""The cost is too high."

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Top Answer: AWS Glue and Azure Data factory for ELT best performance cloud services.
Top Answer: The solution is quite expensive in comparison to similar solutions.
Top Answer: I think that performance monitoring could be improved. I know that my colleagues don't give good monitoring. I'm not sure if it's because of the product or because they don't do it normally, but… more »
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Overview

AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data for analytics. You can create and run an ETL job with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. You simply point AWS Glue to your data stored on AWS, and AWS Glue discovers your data and stores the associated metadata (e.g. table definition and schema) in the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Once cataloged, your data is immediately searchable, queryable, and available for ETL.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage integrates data across multiple systems using a high performance parallel framework, and it supports extended metadata management and enterprise connectivity. The scalable platform provides more flexible integration of all types of data, including big data at rest (Hadoop-based) or in motion (stream-based), on distributed and mainframe platforms.
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bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workdayDubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
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Computer Software Company32%
Media Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Seeburger, MuleSoft, Matillion and others in Cloud Data Integration. Updated: November 2020.
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AWS Glue is ranked 9th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 11 reviews. AWS Glue is rated 8.0, while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Glue writes "It can generate the code and has a good user interface, but it lacks Java support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "Powerful, reliable and the ability to run it in parallel mode makes it very fast". AWS Glue is most compared with Talend Open Studio, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and AWS Database Migration Service, whereas IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio and Oracle GoldenGate.

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