Compare IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. SAP Data Services

IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 3rd in Data Integration Tools with 10 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 8th in Data Integration Tools with 10 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 8.0, while SAP Data Services is rated 7.4. 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 SAP Data Services writes "Helps us to collect and analyze data and has enabled us to increase our product line ". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter and Talend Open Studio, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with SSIS, SAP Data Hub and Informatica PowerCenter. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. SAP Data Services report.
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Pros
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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The most valuable feature is the logging capability.The reporting on the data, even from third-party software, is very good.The maintenance of data services is the solution's most valuable feature.The HANA database, which is very fast, is a valuable feature.It is a powerful product with a broad range of features.The user interface is ok.The fact that it's built on SQL, it makes it easy to write code. The database and the connection are quite smooth.The logic is also simple. It makes it easy to build your extraction.

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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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The interface is not quite user-friendly and is in need of improvement.The solution should offer more machine learning and automation.The pricing of the solution should be improved.Integration with other products could be improved.Newer feature integration is lagging behind the company acquisitions and the product could do more to service a broader range of devices.The initial setup is complex.The description of error messages isn't extensive, although they point to the problem. With other solutions, like Talend, I was able to use the debugger to get directly to the problem, but with SAP Data Services the debugger is not working. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the version specifically, but I'm using it in an enterprise environment and I can't do an upgrade.Scheduling of jobs in the sequence is not available. It's a very tedious process to do that particular task. If there was a tool to schedule in the sequence that would be extremely helpful.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.High-cost of ownership: They could take a page from open source software.

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The pricing is a little high to make the product more competetive in the marketplace.Pricing is good, there is no problem.

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Also Known As
SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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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.

You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAPĀ® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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Sample Customers
Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat EgyptEMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Insurance Company9%
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Manufacturing Company33%
Construction Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
University11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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