IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer Enterprise Edition - Software Subscription and

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IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer is software that provides federated discovery, navigation and search over a broad range of data sources and types, both inside and outside your enterprise, to help users of all kinds find and share information more easily and to help organizations launch big data initiatives more quickly. In addition to the core indexing, discovery, navigation and search engine the software includes a framework for developing information-rich applications that deliver a comprehensive, contextually-relevant view of any topic for business users, data scientists and a variety of targeted business functions.

IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer Enterprise Edition - Software Subscription and is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its parallel processing capability allows you to go through extremely large data sets in no time at all Primary Use CaseComplex data integration projects which require integration from multiple data sources.Improvements to My OrganizationI have worked during many implementations using DataStage. All of the projects that I worked on have been successful. This is due mainly to the strict discipline around best practices, and by following a set of standards and templates designed to reduce complexity and improve automation, including strong reference architecture.Valuable Features* Its parallel processing capability allows you to go through extremely large data sets in no time at all, if you do your job right.* Highly customizable: Allowing you to handle multiple data latencies (scheduled batch, on-demand, and real-time) in the same job.* High scalability: Start small and go big with the same job. You just need to adjust the configuration file, no need to recompile.* Strong metadata management: Business, technical, and process metadata can all be managed from a single place.* Ease of integration with other tool sets: Easily supports APIs (or build your own) to support data streaming (or batched) from other systems.* Data Quality Management from within the tool: Supporting data sampling, including profiling of data, directly from the development canvas.Room for ImprovementHigh-cost of ownership: They could take a page from open source software, such as Talend.Working with some of the big data components is good, but I can see improvements are needed, such as native support for Spark and HBase ( /products/apache-hbase ).Use of SolutionMore than five years.Stability IssuesNo issues.Scalability IssuesNo issues.Customer Service and Technical SupportSupport is always good.Previous SolutionsHave used quite a few ETL tools in my job.* Ab Initio: Even pricier, but has a highly competent ETL tool. It is complete, but hard to use.* Informatica: Not as flexible and does not support the same level of complexity in its maps.* Talend: It is a good tool suite, extensive, but can be cumbersome to cite all its pieces.* ODI ( /products/oracle-data-integrator-odi ): For the Oracle centric world.* SSIS ( /products/ssis ): Week when compared to any of the above tool sets.Initial SetupDepends on type of environment that is being installed. I have seen fairly simple to overly complex initial setups due to the environment, not due to the tool.Implementation TeamBoth vendor and in-house team implementations:IBM has top-notch support and tool services along with other partners as well. Depending on the partner, this can go from installation and configuration to solution development, etc.)Most in-house teams that I have seen tend to have have good developers, but not always good architects. Like most every data integration project, if you do not have a strong architecture, your solution will eventually fail.ROIDepends on the project.Other Solutions ConsideredHave done many ETL tool evaluations based on client requirements. DataStage has always been in the top-three. It may not have been selected due to different weights being used for different sections of the evaluation for different clients, but it has always been in the top-three consistently.Other AdviceIf you have the budget and your solution requires industrial/enterprise strength data integration, this product is always a good choice.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has unlimited database connectors and free-of-charge application connectors. Valuable Features:* Unlimited database connectors and free-of-charge application connectors - Siebel in our case* Lot of transformation components* High scalabilityImprovements to My Organization:It's standardized our batch integration.Room for Improvement:It needs a better scheduling mechanism.Use of Solution:I've been using it as a customer for six years.Deployment Issues:We had no issues with the deployment.Stability Issues:We had issues with Java on AIX platform (version 8.7) - currently migrated to Linux platform without issues.Scalability Issues:It's highly scalable.Technical Support:We have close contact with support in their Polish lab.Initial Setup:The initial setup is easy as it's done through a web installation process with an HA setup option.Cost and Licensing Advice:Check the Information Server bundle offering, especially with InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration.Other Solutions Considered:Our customer checked AbInitio and Informatica PowerCenter – DataStage was best as it could be delivered quickest.Other Advice:You should also look at Redbooks and DeveloperWorks articles for knowledge gathering.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a BP of IBM.
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It has valuable administrative features, particularly since I don't program in this environment, but avoid the Netezza adapter as it's poor. Valuable Features:Anything that is administrative related, as I don't program in this environment.Room for Improvement:The recovery feature. We had DS repos in a bad condition, but IBM couldn't recover it.Use of Solution:I've been using it for one year.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Mostly, I would give 9/10. I did have one bad experience, so that leaves a bad impression.Technical Support:It's generally good, although sometimes I see a lot of confusion about how to resolve issues.Initial Setup:It was complex.Implementation Team:It was setup by an outside vendor.Other Solutions Considered:No other options were evaluated.Other Advice:Don't use the Netezza adapter, as it's poorDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-19
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