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IBM InfoSphere DataStage Pros and Cons

IBM InfoSphere DataStage Pros

RT
Data/Solution Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
As a data integration platform, it is easy to use. It is quite robust and useful for volumetric analysis when you have huge volumes of data. We have tested it for up to ten million rows, and it is robust enough to process ten million rows internally with its parallel processing. Its error logging mechanism is far simpler and easier to understand than other data integration tools. The newer version of InfoSphere has the data catalog and IDC lineage. They are helpful in the easy traceability of columns and tables.
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BB
DataStage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We are mostly using transmission rules. It has a lot of functions and logic related to transmission. It is a user-friendly tool with in-built functions.
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Systems Integration Associate Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The Hierarchical Data Stage is good.
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Owner at 7Spring Consult
It is quite useful and powerful.
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PB
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Finding logs is very easy on the solution.
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Managing Partner at Caligo
The ETL tools are probably the most valuable feature. It has an IBM tool, a friendly UI and it makes things more comfortable.
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MU
Enterprise and Information Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
ETL is the most valuable feature.
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CO
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.
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RC
Technical Partner Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the product's versatility to inject data.
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JM
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a robust solution.
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IBM InfoSphere DataStage Cons

RT
Data/Solution Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Its documentation is not up to the mark. While building APIs, we had a lot of problems trying to get around it because it is not very user-friendly. We tried to get hold of API documentation, but the documentation is not very well thought out. It should be more structured and elaborate. In terms of additional features, I would like to see good reporting on performance and performance-tuning recommendations that can be based on AI. I would also like to see better data profiling information being reported on InfoSphere.
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BB
DataStage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It doesn't have any big data connections. It would be good to have them because most of the systems are moving towards big data. There should also be a user-friendly way to interact with the cloud. Its loading process is very slow. It takes a lot of time for around 5 or 6 million records, and we are not able to provide real-time data to the vendors due to this delay. Its performance needs to be improved. It is also like a legacy system. It is not updated much. In higher versions, they only do small changes. We would like to have new features and new technologies.
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Systems Integration Associate Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The interface needs improvement.
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Owner at 7Spring Consult
It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.
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PB
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The template mapping could be easier.
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Managing Partner at Caligo
Reduced cost would allow more customers to choose the product. It's quite expensive in relation to the cost of other similar solutions.
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MU
Enterprise and Information Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
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.
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CO
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The setup is extremely difficult.
The pricing should be lower.
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RC
Technical Partner Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The interface needs improvement. It is really too technical. That is the main problem.
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JM
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup could be more straightforward.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM InfoSphere DataStage. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.