WhereScape RED Initial Setup

Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The tool relies on ODBC connections requiring complications in security in an AD environment over using OLEDB. It requires a developer to either access the server directly or setup file shares. It was often confusing when doing development from a PC but working with a scheduler on a server and knowing what files need to be available from the PC verses from the server. The tool requires a great deal of attention to disk usage and location especially when using native database load utilities as it unloads all the data first into temporary files during the load which can easily consume your servers available space in unpredictable ways. Getting the environment functioning just for the training class was unexpectedly difficult. The metadata repository is unique to a single target database and cannot be shared with any other target which prevents use beyond a silo datamart. This means data lineage is a silo repository for each target. View full review »
Kevin Marshbank
BI Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I felt the setup was fairly straightforward. I've seen better and I've seen worse. As with most things, it's just wrapping your head around the architecture and methodology WS has implemented. View full review »
Kenneth Edwards
Data Technology Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is very easy and we were able to begin development almost immediately. View full review »
Jim Mihalick
Sr. Technical Consultant/Architect with 11-50 employees
Setup is straightforward, but sometimes the environment being installed does not have some of the basic things the system needs for WhereScape to install properly. WhereScape might want to consider evaluating the system for missing things that need to be in place before the install and recommend how to fix those situations to make a successful install. View full review »

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