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Pros
"It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.""Technical support is good."

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"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.""ETL is the most valuable feature.""Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.""The most valuable feature is the data integration for data warehousing.""The Hierarchical Data Stage is good."

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Cons
"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.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer."

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"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.""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 setup is extremely difficult.""The pricing should be lower.""The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is very expensive if we want to scale.""The price could be better."

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"The cost is too high.""It's very expensive.""Our internal team takes care of group licensing and cost. We don't have individual licenses. We have group licensing at the company level. Usually, IBM doesn't charge anything separately on the licensing side. For storage and everything else, we are paying around $6,000 per month, which is not very high. It includes Linux data storage, execution, and licensing. They're charging $40 for one-hour execution. Based on that, we are spending around $2,000 on the production environment and $1,000 on the lower environment for testing and development-side executions. For the mainframe, we are using the Db2 mainframe database, and we are spending around $1,000 on the Db2 mainframe database as well. All this comes out to be around $6,000. We, however, would like to have some cost reduction.""The price is expensive but there are no licensing fees.""It is quite expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
Top Answer: The solution is currently lacking virtualization ability. If they were to include it, it could be a good evolution on this framework. I'd like to see an improvement in support and a more customer… more »
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IBM Cast Iron
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Overview

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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company63%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise54%
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IBM App Connect is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews. IBM App Connect is rated 9.6, while IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6. 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 "A powerful tool with parallel data streams". IBM App Connect is most compared with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, Mule Anypoint Platform, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Boomi AtomSphere Integration, whereas IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

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