Prasad BodduluriSenior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The solution offers very good data manipulation and loading."
"The solution is very stable."
"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."
"The transform tool has limited access. They should make it more flexible."
"So I would like to see improved integration with other software."
"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."
"It is an expensive program."
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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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