Prasad BodduluriSenior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company
Pritam VidulkarSenior Associate at Cognizant Technology pvt. Ltd.
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 is an established product with powerful data analysis and varied options for user entry points."
"The solution is very stable. We haven't faced any issues with glitches or bugs. We haven't had any crashes."
"If you compare it to SQL, the memory and development times are very quick."
"The technical support is excellent."
"In terms of which features I have found most valuable, I would say the importing and exporting features. Additionally, the data sorting, categorizing and summarizing features, especially how it can summarize based on categories. These are the key features."
"The product offers very good flexibility."
"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."
"Very little needs to improve but perhaps a nicer graphic interface and remaining competetive in the growing field of data analytics."
"The pricing of the solution needs to be improved. They need to work to make it more affordable."
"We find we often have to go back and re-train users when there are changes made to the solution because the changes are not intuitive."
"With SAS Data Management, you have to purchase an external driver, configure all of the tables for all of the data that you will extract from Salesforce. It's not a straightforward process."
"One problem is accessing the data using a solution other than SAS. The SAS data, which we create in the SAS, cannot be accessed by other tools. We can't open those data in other applications. So we need to have that application in place."
"The solution could use better documentation."
"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."
"While it is even free for personal use on the cloud, it can be expensive for desktop installations and enterprise use."
Every decision, every business move, every successful customer interaction - they all come down to high-quality, well-integrated data. If you don't have it, you don't win. SAS Data Management is an industry-leading solution built on a data quality platform that helps you improve, integrate and govern your data.
IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 13 reviews while SAS Data Management is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 6 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.8, while SAS Data Management is rated 8.6. 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 SAS Data Management writes "One-stop-shop solution for sorting, categorizing and summarizing your data". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Talend Open Studio, Informatica PowerCenter and IBM InfoSphere Information Server, whereas SAS Data Management is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Palantir Gotham, SAP Data Services, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and Collibra Governance. See our IBM InfoSphere DataStage vs. SAS Data Management report.
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