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GaryM
Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Documentation has excellent potential as it provides the capability to generate data lineage and a complete set of rich… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It did not pass usability, reliability, sustainability or performance tests so there was no potential benefit other than… more»

What needs improvement?

In my opinion, the tool requires a much different architectural approach to be effective. It has fundamental architectural… more»

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

Factor in the price of specialized consulting who know this product. They're hard to find and expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Currently use a traditional ETL tool that meets our requirements. The test scenario involved around 250 GB of source data… more»

What other advice do I have?

The compelling selling point for this and similar tools as "datamart in a box" providers is that they are pre-built… more»
Kevin Marshbank
Real User
BI Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Automated creation of documentation, quick time to market, ease of use, code standardization and support for Data Vault… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can focus on the data itself (data quality, MDM, metrics) instead of spending time building code to move and transform… more»

What needs improvement?

Since WS supports Data Vault 2.0, I would like to see automated support for hash keys on the appropriate Data Vault… more»

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

Because WS builds native SQL code you don't have to worry about vendor lock-in as with other solutions. If you decide to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

1. Information Builders iWay Data Migrator 2. SQL Server Integration Services 3. Hand coded SQL procedures Data Migrator… more»

What other advice do I have?

No solution is perfect and I could probably find nits here and there, however, I find WhereScape RED to be exactly what I… more»
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Jim Mihalick
User
Sr. Technical Consultant/Architect with 11-50 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* It does all the code generation for you. It has very easy code to read, and it is efficient. * Auto documentation feature * Plenty of additional custom documentation features * It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to produce consistently created, well-documented, easy to maintain DW solutions for our clients. This is a fantastically, robust DW tool that will make you at least… more»

What needs improvement?

Here are some things that could improve the overall experience: * A tool to diagnose what is missing from the environment for WhereScape to install successfully. * Improve the object… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

* DataStage * SSIS
Daniel Sprague
Real User
Director Information Systems & Software Development at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

Documentation (both user and technical): With so many moving parts, it is hard to keep track of the gazillion databases, tables, columns, and sources. RED generates comprehensive documentation and regenerates it as quickly as things changes, but… more»

How has it helped my organization?

RED has provided us the ability to integrate, stage, and transform data from diverse sources into an enterprise-grade data warehouse which meets the needs of my organization, but it also enables us to easily and quickly make ETL or DW changes… more»

What needs improvement?

Jobs cannot be deleted via the deployment package. When deploying from dev to QA or production, a job has to be retired. The job has to be manually removed from the target environment.
Chris S
User
Software Developer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

WhereScape's deployment package is a fantastic feature. The application allows for selecting specific objects that you would like to deploy from one environment to another rather than deploying the entire database. This allows us to easily work… more»

How has it helped my organization?

WhereScape RED has improved our business's ability to generate needed reporting without requiring a large team of developers to manually code all of the necessary plumbing. WhereScape does a good job of handling this on its own.

What needs improvement?

The scheduled jobs which are run by the WhereScape scheduler seem to be a strangely separate animal. Unlike all other WhereScape objects, jobs cannot be added to WhereScape projects. Also, unlike all other objects, jobs also cannot be deleted… more»
Angel Johnson
User
Director, Corporate Systems with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Documentation and the ability to track back/forward from fields, processes, etc. Data transformations and rollups are easy to accomplish.

How has it helped my organization?

Speed to market of a warehouse solution at a relatively inexpensive price point. We used a consultant to get us started, but the tutorials offered by product were very helpful as well.

What needs improvement?

A more robust support center. It has been a bit difficult to find solutions to problems that are out-of-the-box. It would be nice to have user groups available on their website. The ability to execute SSIS projects within WhereScape would be… more»

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What is WhereScape RED?

WhereScape RED is data warehouse software to help build data warehouses faster. But it is more than that. It also helps you to build data warehouses that are easy to support, change and extend. It is an integrated development environment, or IDE, especially designed to build great data warehouses faster in SQL Server, Teradata, DB2 and Oracle.
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Jersey Electricity, Man Group Plc, Learning Care Group, First Data, Hunter Douglas, The City of Shoreline, ASB
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