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"We are mostly using transmission rules. It has a lot of functions and logic related to transmission. It is a user-friendly tool with in-built functions.""ETL is the most valuable feature.""It's a robust solution.""Finding logs is very easy on the solution.""Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.""The most valuable feature is the data integration for data warehousing.""It is quite useful and powerful.""As a data integration platform, it is easy to use. It is quite robust and useful for volumetric analysis when you have huge volumes of data. We have tested it for up to ten million rows, and it is robust enough to process ten million rows internally with its parallel processing. Its error logging mechanism is far simpler and easier to understand than other data integration tools. The newer version of InfoSphere has the data catalog and IDC lineage. They are helpful in the easy traceability of columns and tables."

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"Mule Anypoint Platform is our preferred platform for integration.""This is the easiest and best tool available.""The monitoring capabilities of this product are very good because of the feedback it supplies in statistics.""The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization.""We are very satisfied with the DevOps support.""I have found several things most valuable, including its very quick implementation that you can use a lot of out of the box templates, and lastly that it is a very mature product, especially in hybrid integration.""Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable.""It is very easy to use for building connectors. It comes with a lot of connectors. For example, it has different adapters for NetSuite, which are very easy to use. It also has Salesforce connectors. The object store feature is also really easy to use. Mule Anypoint Platform is also good in terms of performance and how it is managed behind the scenes."

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"The template mapping could be easier.""It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.""The initial setup could be more straightforward.""The pricing should be lower.""The response time from support is slow and needs to be improved.""It doesn't have any big data connections. It would be good to have them because most of the systems are moving towards big data. There should also be a user-friendly way to interact with the cloud. Its loading process is very slow. It takes a lot of time for around 5 or 6 million records, and we are not able to provide real-time data to the vendors due to this delay. Its performance needs to be improved. It is also like a legacy system. It is not updated much. In higher versions, they only do small changes. We would like to have new features and new technologies.""The setup is extremely difficult.""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."

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"The runtime management and connectors could use some work and are vulnerable to breakage after upgrades.""An on-premise setup requires special skills and you need a lot of professional services.""The terms of use and how it's priced has become very difficult to manage, which is forcing us to look for alternatives already - and we haven't even been using it for that long just yet.""Better documentation, in particular with respect to the initial setup, would be helpful.""It has different types of subscriptions. For platinum or lower subscriptions, there are not too many things that can be done. We don't see many features. They should release a basic version that has logging and monitoring features. These features should come with Mule Anypoint Platform for free instead of making customers pay separately for these features. Its dashboard can be improved to have a lot of charts so that it is easy to visualize information. The utilization part can be improved. The dashboard is good currently, but it can be better. Other solutions like Elastic have a good dashboard, and they allow you to administer the product from the UI. Currently, for RTF, there is a different dashboard or utility. It would be good to include the same utility in the cloud solution. It would be good if there is a centralized repository that includes the links to the information about various troubleshooting issues. The documentation is there currently, and it is good, but the troubleshooting information is too scattered. We have to go to different links to find troubleshooting information. This kind of centralized repository would be helpful for new customers who are implementing this solution. It will be helpful to see different kinds of issues that can occur.""Lacks intelligent management data and intelligent mappings.""It doesn't work well when you try using it for the processing layer.""Pricing is one aspect of the solution that is troublesome. It's too expensive for smaller organizations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is expensive but there are no licensing fees.""The cost is too high.""It's quite expensive.""It is quite 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.""It's very expensive."

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"Mule is not the cheapest integration platform out there, but it deserves the price we are paying.""The product comes complete at one set price including support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Comparable solutions will have common disadvantages, which is the total cost of the project. It's quite expensive.
Top Answer: From a practice point of view, solutions such as IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Oracle Data Integrator are losing ground, whereas open-source solutions are becoming increasingly powerful. For example… more »
Top Answer: I architected solutions using Oracle SOA/OSB, Spring Boot, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes; What I see is though if you are an enterprise and have enough money… more »
Top Answer: Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether TIBCO BusinessWorks or Mule Anypoint platform integration and connectivity software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Mule… more »
Top Answer: We are very satisfied with the DevOps support.
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Overview
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.

With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.

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Sample Customers
Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
VMware, Gucci, MasterCard, Target, Time Inc, Hershey's, Tesla, Spotify, Office Depot, Intuit, CBS, Amtrak, Salesforce, Gap, Ralph Lauren
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company63%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise63%
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IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 10 reviews while Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 12 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "Robust, easy to use, has a simple error logging mechanism, and works very well for huge volumes of data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and AWS Database Migration Service, whereas Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with TIBCO BusinessWorks, SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Mule ESB and Informatica PowerCenter.

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