PravasRaySystems Integration Associate Director at a computer software company
Claudio FreireChief Enterprise Architect at a non-profit
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"This solution has a well-known procedure for troubleshooting and tuning the performance, providing for smooth operation."
"This solution provides us with real-time replication and it does not affect the performance of other operations, which is very important to us."
"When we are replicating data between similar databases then it is straightforward."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It doesn't take too much time or effort to implement the solution."
"This is a powerful solution provided by one of the most respected companies in the computer industry."
"The most valuable feature is data replication capability."
"The CDC feature is interesting."
"They've recently improved the ease of implementation."
"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."
"Additional performance metrics should be added and visible in a dashboard, displayed in a detailed manner."
"I find the user interface to be difficult for non-technical people."
"The process of transforming the data between two different databases is inefficient and needs to be improved."
"The solution, in general, should be easier to use, with less need to perform workarounds within the system."
"Technical support for Oracle products needs to be more efficient (at least locally in Egypt)."
"It should be easier to integrate this solution with non-Oracle databases, including cloud-based solutions hosted on Azure."
"We struggle with memory. It's limited. However, it may be because of our unique business case and how we use it that it's limiting for us."
"The solution is quite costly, and if they could reduce their pricing, it would be more economical to implement."
"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."
"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."
"The licensing model should be improved to be more cost-effective for the end users."
"We do like the price of this solution."
"Pricing is based on anual licensing with additional costs for support packages."
"The price of this solution is good."
"We have an enterprise license for it. It might be for three years or so. I'm not aware of any additional costs to the standard licensing fee."
IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 15 reviews while Oracle GoldenGate is ranked 8th in Data Integration Tools with 10 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.8, while Oracle GoldenGate is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "Powerful, reliable and the ability to run it in parallel mode makes it very fast". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle GoldenGate writes "Powerful solution that centralizes our data and has a user-friendly interface ". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Talend Open Studio, IBM InfoSphere Information Server and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas Oracle GoldenGate is most compared with AWS Database Migration Service, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Qlik Replicate, Quest SharePlex and IBM InfoSphere Information Server. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. Oracle GoldenGate report.
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