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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS DataFlux

No answer on this topic is available.

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

DataStage is well suited for any size of company that's looking to move, transform, clean data and easily create data-warehouses that would help to make data ready to be presented for decision making. Data Stage would easily integrate with companies that use IBM DB2 as their main RDBMS.A scenario where it less suited could be cost. I have noticed IBM tools tend to be a little more costly than average.
Herber Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.6
Connect to traditional data sources
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.9
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
4.3

Data Transformations

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.9
Simple transformations
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.3
Complex transformations
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.4

Data Modeling

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.8
Data model creation
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.9
Metadata management
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.1
Business rules and workflow
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.3
Collaboration
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.2
Testing and debugging
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.1
feature 1
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0

Data Governance

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.3
Integration with data quality tools
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.4
Integration with MDM tools
SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.1

Pros

SAS DataFlux

  • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
  • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
  • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Very reliable in handling data extraction, data transformation and loading
  • Flexibility in connecting to different type of databases, relational or non-relational
  • Great features such as parallel processing, hash handling, etc.
  • You can also take advantage of its FTP functions, and scheduling features if you need to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS DataFlux

  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • You must understand and know the algorithms, since the wrong use of them generates more time in processing.
  • Metadata. You need to develop with connectors, and taking all the Metadata from the menu, all the data that you complete manually, you can't track it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAS DataFlux

SAS DataFlux 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Our development teams in the company can easily achieve and develop any ETL scripts that are needed to massage and move the data as needed. The company has also maintain this tool for a very long time making it automatic when it comes to ETL needs. We are currently trying to make DataStage our main and probably unique ETL tool
Herber Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could load thousands of records in seconds. But in the Parallel version, you need to understand how to particionate the data. If you use the algorithms erroneously, or the functionalities that it gives for the parsing of data, the performance can fall drastically, even with few records.It is necessary to have people with experience to be able to determine which algorithm to use and understand why.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 5.7
Based on 4 answers
I believe that IBM generally has one of the worst and most complex assistance systems (physical and online) that exists.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAS DataFlux

No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

DataStage offers better integration capabilities without the need to write code manually. It also has a native ETL engine whereas MSIS requires a SQL Server. It has better integration capabilities with data quality, data profiling and data governance tools. The main drawback of DataStage vs. MSIS is pricing.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAS DataFlux

  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Provides us an excellent ETL application
  • Made our data handling easy
  • Provide the business with high quality reports
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS DataFlux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS DataFlux
9.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAS DataFlux
10.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage

Usability

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Performance

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Support Rating

SAS DataFlux
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.7

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