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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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"The solution offers very good data manipulation and loading.""The solution is very stable."

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Cons
"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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"The transform tool has limited access. They should make it more flexible.""So I would like to see improved integration with other software."

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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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Also Known As
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server, Enterprise Data Integration Server
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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.
SAS Data Integration Server is a powerful, configurable and comprehensive solution that can meet a wide variety of data integration requirements, from small tactical projects to strategic business initiatives. It can access virtually all data sources, support data warehousing, migration, synchronization, federation and provisioning initiatives. It can support both batch-oriented and real-time master data management solutions. It can create reusable data integration services in support of service-oriented architectures and data governance and extract, cleanse, transform, conform, aggregate, load and manage data.
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Sample Customers
Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
Credit Guarantee Corporation, Cr_dito y Cauci‹n, Delaware State Police, Deutsche Lufthansa, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, DSM, Livzon Pharmaceutical Group, Los Angeles County, Miami Herald Media Company, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Nippon Paper, West Midlands Police, XS Inc., Zenith Insurance
Top Industries
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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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise54%
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IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews while SAS Data Integration Server is ranked 35th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while SAS Data Integration Server is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "A powerful tool with parallel data streams". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Data Integration Server writes "Enables us to maintain customer data, policy, and products but it should have better integration into other software". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and IBM InfoSphere Information Server, whereas SAS Data Integration Server is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Informatica PowerCenter and Qlik Replicate. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. SAS Data Integration Server report.

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