4 out of 5 (26 Ratings)

25 Verified Reviews

InfoSphere DataStage

robust toolkit, particularly once a code base and patterns have been established

IBM process is a bit tedious when we open new PMRs. On the other hand, sever 1 PMRs are addressed immediately. A couple of their "Fix-packs" have broken prior working functionality.


implementation was quicker but the stability of the production took some time

Vendor brought in right solution architects.


Successful implementation despite complex business needs, more thought to scale up

The vendor provided good support in terms of technical assistance and resources for the deployment, which was a large-scale implementation.

InfoSphere DataStage

Implementation was easy

Upgrade from older versions to newer is very smooth, documentation on limitations would have helped better.

PureData System for Analytics

PDOA for better performance

PDOA is more scalable and better compared to its predecessor (iSAS)


Strong warehouse appliance with reasonable cost of ownership.

Support and maintenance are exceptional. As an appliance we don't need to concern ourselves with patching and keeping operating system and database in sync. Performance is exception and platform is very forgiving.


Excellent implementation and vendor support

Netezza is a great product for those looking to expand their data warehouse and improve performance. Queries that took 4 hours in MSSQL took 5 minutes to execute on Netezza. The appliance also doesnt need extensive admin work.

dashDB Cloud data warehouse service dashDB

Feature Rich and Fast Cloud Database offering that is about to fully mature

- DashDb beeing based on DB2 is very rich functionaly - having in-memory technology makes it fast too - The product is a bit too new with unexpected bugs - Production support is below standrad - you have to make special arrangements for better support - pricing is in-line with other cloud based databases

InfoSphere DataStage

Great partner to work with but difficult to upgrade

IBM in general is very cautious in their product releases and are usually behind what the industry is offerring. Their breadth of offerrings is a positive factor as we don't end up paying for individual products once enterprise agreement is in place. Their product support system also helps us. Upgrades are a pain and very manual.

InfoSphere DataStage, Netezza

Implementation was easy and upgrades can be better.

Overall implementation went well. We were able to cut down the processing time significantly. Since we were starting from the scratch, we were not aware of any upgrade issues. But later on, during upgrades, it becomes difficult to maintain multiple installs on the same machine. 8.5.0 version has very limited debug capabilities.