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Pros
"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.""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."

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"All ETL code is stored in repositories in underlying database schemas. The number of users can access and work on the same solution using a client tool. So distributed teams can work on this tool in an efficient manner.""The scalability is great. It's one of the reasons we chose the solution."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"There are certain things where it can be improved. Initial solution setup seems a bit complex at the start, it should be improved because it becomes bit tough for a novice to get started on this. Sometimes error description is not helpful to understand the problem it gives some generic type of errors which are at times not that helpful to understand the underlying root cause of the issue.""The resource management aspect of the solution could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Top Answer: The price is expensive but there are no licensing fees.
Top Answer: The initial setup could be more straightforward.
Top Answer: Depends upon the technologies being used. If you're using Oracle for both OLTP and OLAP then you'll get a lot of value from an Oracle solution. The other question is how up to date do you want your… more »
Top Answer: I know I'm late to the party but here are my comments to this. I would ask what version of ODI are you running, but for the most part it doesn't matter. I will say that since you are saying Mapping… more »
Top Answer: The scalability is great. It's one of the reasons we chose the solution.
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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.

Oracle Data Integrator is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements: from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven, trickle-feed integration processes, to SOA-enabled data services. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c, the latest version of Oracle’s strategic Data Integration offering, provides superior developer productivity and improved user experience with a redesigned flow-based declarative user interface and deeper integration with Oracle GoldenGate. 

ODI12c further builds on its flexible and high-performance architecture with comprehensive big data support and added parallelism when executing data integration processes.  It includes interoperability with Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) for a quick and simple migration for OWB customers to ODI12c.  Additionally, ODI can be monitored from a single solution along with other Oracle technologies and applications through the integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

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Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
Griffith University, Kansas City Power & Light, Keste, Raymond James Financial, Valdosta State University
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company63%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer10%
University10%
Hospitality Company10%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise54%
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IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 13 reviews while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "A powerful tool with parallel data streams". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) writes "I have used it to improve run-times of many corporations' overall integration run-times". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, IBM InfoSphere Information Server and SAP Data Services, whereas Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is most compared with Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS, Oracle GoldenGate and Azure Data Factory. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) report.

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