If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM InfoSphere DataStage, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We have had different projects with three of four clients. The average term per project has been nine months and one year. If you are working with an open-source solution or another solution, you can implement some features by yourself. For example, in the case of Amazon, which has Amazon Lambda, you can easily write your code in Python or Java, and it will orchestrate it. You can create your features yourself easily and gives you more abilities to make your solution run quicker, eliminating the dependence from the vendor. I would rate IBM InfoSphere DataStage an eight out of ten.
I rate this solution an eight out of 10.
Informatica provides a cloud-based deployment but we only work with the on-premises version. This is a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
I am not a developer, I have a team within our company for that. There is a cloud migration strategy going on, so they are thinking of moving to the cloud. They want a tool that is not heavy and suitable for their budget. The recommendation for using this tool would depend on the requirements. I don't have anything bad to say about this product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
This product has a lot of good features. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
My advice for anyone considering IBM Infosphere Datastage is to use a decent consulting house to help you once you get around to committing to the product. Do not assume that you will be able to go at this alone unless you have an extremely talented staff. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a seven-out-of-ten.
I think DataStage is a product that one should look at as a good candidate in this segment. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.
We use the on-premises deployment model. If you are comparing the solution to Informatica, this solution is much simpler. In Informatica, for example, there might be two to three ways to find a log, but with DataStage, they make it much easier. However, compared to other vendors, IBM's licensing costs are more expensive. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Try to do a lot of training before beginning the project. I would rate this solution as seven out of ten because I think there are some problems with the design of the interface. They should also develop new connectors. The solution is quite complex for people and you need a lot of training to use it.
I would rate InfoSphere an eight out of 10.
It is the best solution in the IBM environment. It uses IBM data models, such as data quality tools.
The last version I interacted with was 11.3 because the later versions were cloud-based and usually our customers didn't want to use the solution on the cloud. In terms of advice, I would give to anyone trying to implement the solution is this: you to have accurate sizing. Clients always do the sizing wrong and they need more experience to get the sizing right. Setting up the environments takes sizing into account but it usually makes a lot of problems if the sizing is poor when it starts to operate. Then you have re-implement and it will require an increase in resources that will change your budget. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.
I would rate this particular product as a nine out of ten. It is very powerful and very fast, but the problems with the interface make it less than perfect. As far as other advice that I would have for other people considering this as a solution, the first and most important is to examine your needs and decide on the processes you want to build. From that, you can immediately have a better idea of the type of solution that might be best for you. Then it is a good idea to get the advice of a consultant — like us.
The advice I would give to others is to make sure they define a framework for development and for management. This could be very useful for the future of the product in the company. I would rate the entire solution eight out of ten. I really like DataStage. The product fits our requirements perfectly. We are changing the product now, however, to a cloud-based approach for DataStage.
This is a good product, but there is room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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