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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

It is well suited if your data is quite complex and many data rules are in place. You have to write real complex data joins to generate output. While DataStage can handle it and provide you an intuitive design for support and analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

When data is in a system that needs a complex transformation to be usable for an average user. Such tasks as data residing in systems that have very different connection speeds. It can be integrated and used together after passing through the SAS Data Integration Studio removing timing issues from the users' worries. A part that is perhaps less appropriate is getting users who are not familiar with the source data to set up the load processes.
Donald Wildeboer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.2
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1
Connect to traditional data sources
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.8
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.7
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1

Data Transformations

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.5
Simple transformations
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.4
SAS Data Integration Studio
9.0
Complex transformations
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.6
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.1

Data Modeling

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.1
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.6
Data model creation
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.4
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.0
Metadata management
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.9
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.0
Business rules and workflow
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
9.0
Collaboration
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.2
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Testing and debugging
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.2
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.0
feature 1
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0
SAS Data Integration Studio

Data Governance

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.2
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1
Integration with data quality tools
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.5
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1
Integration with MDM tools
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.9
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.1

Pros

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Connectivity.
  • Handling large numbers of records.
  • Varied partitioning algorithms.
  • Complementary packages of connectivity to applications, SAP, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

  • Features to embed user defines SAS code to extract and transform data as per business requirements
  • Good security standards to manage users access and maintain different repositories
  • Enhanced Job Scheduling
  • Versioning control
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Unified processing engine.
  • Pricing.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

  • Sometimes parts of the data are not available, although this is generally because it is connected to so many different systems.
  • Price, it's not the cheapest software, however the value for dollars spent does seem to be good.
  • Sometimes all the different systems and platforms and folders and so forth get a bit overwhelming for new users.
Donald Wildeboer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it is robust, and it is being continuously improved.DS is one of the most used and recognized tools in the market. Large companies have implemented it in the first instance to develop their DW, but finding the advantages it has, they could use it for other types of projects such as migrations, application feeding, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

SAS Data Integration Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 4.0
Based on 2 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

SAS Data Integration Studio

SAS Data Integration Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Good technical support from SAS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

We have very limited experience of using Informix and should not provide any comments. But datastage works real well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

Because SAS Data Integration Studio is the third party it seems to work equally well with all our systems. That is to say that it doesn't really work better with Microsoft or Oracle but really just seems to work equally well with all of them. It has a very powerful back-end that allows us to transform and load our data quickly and efficiently programmer time wise.
Donald Wildeboer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Reduce development time by 65% compared with hand coding.
  • Reduces ETL process maintenance times.
  • Better data governance for technical and non-technical people.
  • Improve time to market for initiatives that require data integration.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS Data Integration Studio

  • Can be used to automate SAS jobs
  • To extract and load data from multiple sources
  • Very high licensing cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

General

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

SAS Data Integration Studio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.3
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0

Usability

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0
SAS Data Integration Studio

Performance

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0
SAS Data Integration Studio

Support Rating

IBM InfoSphere DataStage
4.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
9.0

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