Compare IBM App Connect vs. IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM App Connect is ranked 9th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. IBM App Connect is rated 9.0, while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Can integrate using different interfaces". 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". IBM App Connect is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Boomi AtomSphere Integration and SSIS, whereas IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).
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It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.

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ETL is the most valuable feature.Finding logs is very easy on the solution.The most valuable feature is the product's versatility to inject data.The ETL tools are probably the most valuable feature. It has an IBM tool, a friendly UI and it makes things more comfortable.The data lineage report can be filtered for reporting. The reports are user-friendly and take less time to find what you need.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 most valuable feature is the ability to transfer information via notes.The product is a stable and powerful data management solution that can run in parallel mode for enhanced speed.

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It is not easy to deploy. It requires someone with a high level of knowledge in the solution to deploy it, not just anyone can do it.

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There are three things that could improve - the cloud, monitoring and cloud integration. It's a solid product but not a modern one and of course it depends what you're looking for.The template mapping could be easier.The interface needs improvement. It is really too technical. That is the main problem.Reduced cost would allow more customers to choose the product. It's quite expensive in relation to the cost of other similar solutions.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.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.The documentation and in-application help for this solution need to be improved, especially for new features.The interface needs work to be more user-friendly.

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It is very expensive if we want to scale.

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

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IBM Cast Iron

Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
• With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
• Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
• App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

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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Sample Customers
United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
Top Industries
Computer Software Company53%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company7%
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company8%
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