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IBM InfoSphere is an enterprise grade master data management solution used by over 700 customers. It competes with Oracle's Siebel UCM product and Informatica.IBM InfoSphere, product family for your IT family!We use infosphere for 1-Load Data Warehouse: I design ETL jobs for load data to our ODS, DWH and DM tables 2-Design DWH with Data Architect: I use data architect for creating DWH and DM tables. Create diagrams for business flow, table relationships etc. 3-Analysis to OLTP with Information Analyser: I use IA to check our OLTP system. 4-Information Governance Catalog: see the big picture of business and infostructure. We use IGC as a data dictionary, data lineage, and business lineage tool.,IIS best for ETL ,not ELT , and many and diffrent source systems. It also can process big data , unstuctured data It is not only DWH , you can use infosphere for analys and see the bigger architecture of your OLTP systems,Infosphere may improve its logging system. If you dont familier logs of infosphere it's little bit hard to understand,8,If you don't use all of the product family, it will be expensive. But if you want to plan use all the products and you will position it in the center of your infrastructure ROI will be effective.,Denodo,Denodo, Oracle Data IntegratorInformation Server - A world class Integration PlatformInfoSphere Information Server is used primarily as a corporate data integration platform. It allows not only integrate data from different systems but also analyzes the quality of the data and improve it. Additionally, it allows managing metadata from end to end allowing a general overview of the data integration environment. Regarding the use cases, it is a cross-industry integration platform covering the need for data movement, improvement of data quality, metadata management of any integration project.,ETL capabilities, integrating data from any source system to any destination. MPP Processing Engine Data Profiling & Data Cleansing capabilities with multi-country support for common data such as names and addresses Metatada management capabilities not only within the platform but also with 3er party tools like BI tools,I would be nice to have a new web development environment for DataStage. Connectivity Packs such as Pack for SAP Application are a little pricey. It is confusing for new developers the possibility of developing jobs using different execution engines such as Parallel or Server.,9,Information Server can positively impact the costs of companies by increasing the productivity of development and therefore reduce their time and costs. It is estimated that DataStage can increase a developer's productivity by 40% on average. Better data governance Improve data quality and reduce bad data impacts,Informatica PowerCenter,IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer, IBM InfoSphere QualityStageIBM InfoSphere DataStage ReviewWe have used DataStage for many years to be able to create the integrations for the loading of the DW or migrations in different companies of different industries,It is very strong to make transformations/data derivations It is very easy to connect to various external data sources. It has an interface (stages) for each connection that simplifies the task It is a stable platform. And that parallelism helps make it fast for loading, if the process is well designed,Schedule of the processes Process versioning Deploy of versioned processes between environments. Revision of previous versions,9,I do not measure that kind of data, since I did not define its acquisition,Oracle Data Integrator,IBM InfoSphere QualityStageGreat product but expensiveIBM InfoSphere is being used across the whole organization. The problem it addresses: DW/BI.,ETL Parallel processing Address verification using QualityStage Single view of inormation,Parellel processing architecture Big Data Processing of XML,8,Increased time to market BI Reports available on time,,,8
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July 02, 2018

Review: "IBM InfoSphere, product family for your IT family!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use infosphere for
1-Load Data Warehouse: I design ETL jobs for load data to our ODS, DWH and DM tables
2-Design DWH with Data Architect: I use data architect for creating DWH and DM tables. Create diagrams for business flow, table relationships etc.
3-Analysis to OLTP with Information Analyser: I use IA to check our OLTP system.
4-Information Governance Catalog: see the big picture of business and infostructure. We use IGC as a data dictionary, data lineage, and business lineage tool.
  • IIS best for ETL ,not ELT , and many and diffrent source systems.
  • It also can process big data , unstuctured data
  • It is not only DWH , you can use infosphere for analys and see the bigger architecture of your OLTP systems
  • Infosphere may improve its logging system. If you dont familier logs of infosphere it's little bit hard to understand
You can use infosphere:
-If you have multiple targets and source systems and they are different than each other.
-If your infostructure is so big and unplaned well so you can't find what you want to see.
-If your databases not so strong to process your data

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April 26, 2018

InfoSphere Review: "Information Server - A world class Integration Platform"

Score 9 out of 10
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InfoSphere Information Server is used primarily as a corporate data integration platform. It allows not only integrate data from different systems but also analyzes the quality of the data and improve it. Additionally, it allows managing metadata from end to end allowing a general overview of the data integration environment. Regarding the use cases, it is a cross-industry integration platform covering the need for data movement, improvement of data quality, metadata management of any integration project.
  • ETL capabilities, integrating data from any source system to any destination.
  • MPP Processing Engine
  • Data Profiling & Data Cleansing capabilities with multi-country support for common data such as names and addresses
  • Metatada management capabilities not only within the platform but also with 3er party tools like BI tools
  • I would be nice to have a new web development environment for DataStage.
  • Connectivity Packs such as Pack for SAP Application are a little pricey.
  • It is confusing for new developers the possibility of developing jobs using different execution engines such as Parallel or Server.
It can contribute a lot of value to any project that requires data integration either in batch or near real-time mode. You can manage the quality of the data as they are moved from a data source to the various destinations. It also allows managing the metadata of the entire environment and is especially useful to cover the requirements of a data governance program.

Maybe it is not the most appropriate platform to integrate data in real-time mode.
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September 12, 2018

"IBM InfoSphere DataStage Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We have used DataStage for many years to be able to create the integrations for the loading of the DW or migrations in different companies of different industries
  • It is very strong to make transformations/data derivations
  • It is very easy to connect to various external data sources. It has an interface (stages) for each connection that simplifies the task
  • It is a stable platform. And that parallelism helps make it fast for loading, if the process is well designed
  • Schedule of the processes
  • Process versioning
  • Deploy of versioned processes between environments. Revision of previous versions
Well suited:
  • Handling large amounts of data
  • Complex processes that require high levels of transformation
  • Connections to different data sources
Less appropriate
  • To use it as a workflow for execution of stored procedures
  • For file manipulation
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November 18, 2014

InfoSphere Review: "Great product but expensive"

Score 8 out of 10
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IBM InfoSphere is being used across the whole organization. The problem it addresses: DW/BI.
  • ETL
  • Parallel processing
  • Address verification using QualityStage
  • Single view of inormation
  • Parellel processing architecture
  • Big Data
  • Processing of XML
  • IBM InfoSphere is great for large/complex implementations. If your implementation is small, do not bother about using this product due to its complexity and licensing cost.
  • Do you want to see a single view of information across enterprise- use this product.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Connect to traditional data sources (3)
9.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL (3)
7.7
Simple transformations (3)
10.0
Complex transformations (3)
9.0
Data model creation (2)
8.5
Metadata management (3)
8.3
Business rules and workflow (3)
9.3
Collaboration (3)
8.3
Testing and debugging (3)
7.3
Integration with data quality tools (3)
10.0
Integration with MDM tools (3)
9.0

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IBM InfoSphere is an enterprise grade master data management solution used by over 700 customers. It competes with Oracle's Siebel UCM product and Informatica.

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