IBM InfoSphere Information Server Overview

IBM InfoSphere Information Server is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Metadata Management tools. It is most often compared to IBM InfoSphere DataStage: IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs IBM InfoSphere DataStage

What is IBM InfoSphere Information Server?
IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a market-leading data integration platform which includes a family of products that enable you to understand, cleanse, monitor, transform, and deliver data, as well as to collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. InfoSphere Information Server provides massively parallel processing (MPP) capabilities to deliver a highly scalable and flexible integration platform that handles a variety of data volumes (big, small, and everything in between).

IBM InfoSphere Information Server is also known as InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information Server.

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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Customers
Canadian National Railway Company, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, Swedish Armed Forces, BG RCI, Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., University of Arizona, Biogrid Australia
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Bob Edis
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Top 20Leaderboard
It provided us with data connections and partitioning, but don't run it on Unix if the primary database is a SQL Server.

Valuable Features

Data connections Data partitioning Flexibility Performance

Improvements to My Organization

No improvements to the organization have been noticed so far.

Room for Improvement

Reporting Training GUI for developers - wizards would be very useful

Use of Solution

I've used it over seven years in various versions.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: It's poor. Technical Support: It's fair.

Initial Setup

It was medium complexity as there are many options available, and you need to know the license limitations.

Implementation Team

We used an IBM partner who were good.

Pricing, Setup Cost and

ITCS user
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Ideal tool for Datawarehouse and Data Integration projects

Valuable Features

Implementing SCD using SCD stage or Change Capture. RCP and Multiple instance jobs. Handling partitioned databases. Bulk loads Parameter sets.

Improvements to My Organization

Reduces the loading and development time for Datawarehouse ETL. Makes it easy for coding Complex business rules.

Room for Improvement

Better Index handling in connector stage with different loading patterns. Heavy use of scratch disk which sometimes leads to failure.

Use of Solution

9 years

Deployment Issues

I have seen issues with an Enterprise stage to connector stage migration

Stability Issues

The only issue I have seen is job locks (It depends on the internet speed).

Scalability Issues

No

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: It is excellent.Technical…
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it_user5589
Director of Architecture/Design at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Supporting Data Governance
One of the selling points of the IBM InfoSphere data management suite is that its modules share the “XMETA repository” (a common metadata repository). This is useful in supporting two key data governance functions: data lineage reporting and the linking of metadata assets to business term definitions. Its 2005 acquisition of Ascential Software Corporation provided IBM with most of the modules it would later use in InfoSphere. IBM has invested considerable effort in integrating those modules with data management products acquired elsewhere as well as ones they developed. Their integration has been fairly successful, but in some cases  they were forced to design “bridges” between modules which have separate repositories (e.g., Metadata Workbench and Information Analyzer). Therefore, it is…