IBM datastage a detailed review
June 24, 2022

IBM datastage a detailed review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM InfoSphere DataStage

This is the primary tool that assists with Data movement and transformations from homogeneous and heterogeneous sources. Within the organization, this tool is extensively used to build warehouses and data marts that support downstream analytics. the Seamless nature of the product with the ability to weave shell scripts, python scripts, and data processing jobs into a single executable sequence is very helpful.


  • Data movement
  • Seamless integration of scripts and etl jobs
  • Descriptive logging
  • Ability to work with myriad of data assets
  • Direct integration for Governance catalog


  • Hierarchical stages to parse and build xmls and jsons needs improvement.
  • Web interface of the application also needs improvement.
  • Foundational tool to help build our data warehouse and data marts.
  • Easy to pickup by new users. Making them productive faster.
IBM Infosphere DataStage has been in the market for more than a decade now. It is reliable and the user community online is vast and which helps with the resolution identification easily. IBM has done a good job keeping up with guiding connectors and links for new databases and sources that come into the market.

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IBM infosphere works exceptionally well as an ETL tool. It is relatively easy to pick up and the learning curve is not steep for a new user. From an integration perspective, Infosphere DataStage has connectors to all the prominent databases and files. The seamless integration with the Active directory helps manage the security and access privileges. A place to improve - web-based hierarchical stage.

IBM DataStage Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Simple transformations
Complex transformations
Data model creation
Not Rated
Metadata management
Not Rated
Business rules and workflow
Testing and debugging
Integration with data quality tools
Integration with MDM tools


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