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Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is the in-line masking feature for Oracle & Teradata, which works just like normal DB functions, thus giving us a lot of… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement we achieved via the Optim in-line masking process is to enable an automated data masking process, by which we have minimized the manual… more »

What needs improvement?

* The masking process in SQL Server using Optim still requires using the Extract-Convert-Load process via a GUI tool, which again consumes lot of manual hours to set up &amp… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As the product pricing & licencing is maintained by the client's software team, I do not have enough information to comment on this subject.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The client used to use a different tool for masking, which currently is moving out of the company after they had started using Optim. The switch happened because the older… more »

What other advice do I have?

Optim is an excellent tool for masking PII information in both distributed & z/OS systems. IBM is also trying to include data security & masking for big data environments… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do not have much information about this subject.

What is IBM InfoSphere Optim?

IBM Optim solutions manage data from requirements to retirement. They boost performance, empower collaboration, and improve governance across applications, databases and platforms. By managing data properly over its lifetime, organisations are better equipped to support business goals with less risk.
Also known as
IBM Optim, Optim
IBM InfoSphere Optim customers
Durham Police Department, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Continental, KCE Electronics Public Company Limited, The University of Adelaide, Migros Zurich, COPROB
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