IBM InfoSphere DataStage Initial Setup

Ursula Fladeruf
Owner at mip GmbH
The initial setup of the product is straightforward. The first deployment may be more complex in one case than another. It depends on the complexity of the processes an organization is building and what they need to consider in future planning. Normally you can install it without much trouble and have your first processes live within a few days. After that, the project is ongoing and it becomes more complex as you build it out. Normally everything does not have to be in place from the beginning as the solution may be deployed to solve new or future issues. In other words it is not replacing something that is already functioning, it is providing something new. As you build out, you get more processes going and the setup becomes more complex. But the initial setup is quite simple. View full review »
KirillSlivchikov
Executive Director and Co-Founder at 7Spring Consult
It was straightforward technically. View full review »
Ahmed Adel
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution has one of the most straightforward setups. It's even easier than Office. View full review »
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RomLinhares
Partner with 11-50 employees
Depends on type of environment that is being installed. I have seen fairly simple to overly complex initial setups due to the environment, not due to the tool. View full review »
Amir Miandarbandi
CEO at DELOMID IT
The initial setup is not easy. You have to be an expert to install DataStage. Sometimes I get calls from clients who ask me to install this solution because their Unix administrator is not able to do it. You have to configure your OS, Database, Web server, and more. There are a lot of things to install. If you are not experienced then it is not possible to install. View full review »
Prasad Bodduluri
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup is easy for the DataStage, but for billing and metadata, it gets more complicated. In our case, before installing the metadata, the proper documentation was not there, which complicated things a bit. View full review »
Muharrem Iseri
Managing Partner at Caligo
I recall that the setup was quite difficult. We had to call in some IBM people. It's possible that they have improved that aspect. I know there's a difference in installation depending on whether it's on-prem or cloud. It's possible that the cloud version is easier to install but I don't have experience with that. View full review »
reviewer1248066
Enterprise and Information Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
I've never done an installation but I believe it's relatively complex, IBM usually is. View full review »
Admin677
IT Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
It's a straightforward process. In terms of deployment from the data stage, it takes about a week. View full review »
reviewer1093698
Technical Partner Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is quite complex. Actually, it is probably very quick to deploy, but a difficult project. Typical projects about ETL or extracting some information take dozens of days. View full review »
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