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IBM ETL & Data Integration

In this comprehensive article we give the main features of our recently updated, independent ETL & Data Integration research on the software vendor IBM and its product portfolio (such as IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage). IBM ETL & Data Integration scores better in our comprehensive research than Qlik but slightly worse than Oracle. IBM is the strongest in data governance and the least strong in master data management. Within the context of ETL & Data Integration, we have researched the pros and cons of IBM Data Integration, and arranged them by topic (data integration, ETL, data replication and data quality). We also display the features of the product portfolio like IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage et cetera.

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How does IBM ETL & Data Integration perform on different parts?

Score of IBM Data Integration software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier IBM ETL & Data Integration. A top supplier can get a maximum of 100%. Reference: the ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022. Do you want to take a deep dive into our research design? Check out our buyers guide for ETL & Data Integration.

In our study we also analyzed all relevant products of IBM ETL & Data Integration software. We examined no less than 290 aspects. The bar chart below shows the scores (on a scale of 1-5) of IBM Data Integration. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in the research. We are not a reseller, we do not make deals or have relationship with the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise organizations in selecting the right ETL & Data Integration platform.

The IBM analysis was conducted by tapping into a lot of public big data and from there it was inspected in detail. More than 1,649 documents have been reviewed from IBM in recent years. In this process both algorithms as a senior expert played an important role in validating the results.

IBM and their complete ETL & Data Integration product portfolio

The vendor IBM has (a minimum of) 18 products in the field of ETL & Data Integration. Based on relevance we list the products of IBM below:

What is IBM Data Integration?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of IBM Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of IBM Infosphere, Tivoli, IBM Cloud Pak, Q Replication, IBM Data Replication, IBM Data Server, Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse, IBM Zhyperwrite and IBM Data Quality. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all properties (100+) of IBM Data Integration? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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What is IBM Infosphere?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of IBM Infosphere, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of IBM Infosphere Information Server, IBM Infosphere Datastage, Infosphere Change Data Capture, Infosphere Information Analyzer, IIDR, IBM Infosphere Information Analyzer, Infosphere Replication Server and Infosphere Information Server Data Quality. This product / group of products can be best defined by the following features:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of IBM Infosphere? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Infosphere in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of IBM Infosphere. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is IBM Infosphere Information Server?

This product is also known as: Infosphere Information Server, IBM Information Server

In this paragraph, we describe IBM Infosphere Information Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be defined by the following properties:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of IBM Infosphere Information Server? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Infosphere Information Server in action
Figure 8, 9 and 10: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of IBM Infosphere Information Server. Click on an image to magnify.

What is IBM Infosphere Datastage?

This product is also known as: Datastage, Infosphere Datastage, IBM Datastage

In this section, we provide a description of IBM Infosphere Datastage, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following properties:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of IBM Infosphere Datastage? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Infosphere Datastage in action
Figure 11, 12 and 13: Several images show the operation of IBM Infosphere Datastage. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Infosphere Change Data Capture?

This product is also known as: Infosphere CDC

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Infosphere Change Data Capture, including some of its features and any related products. The product Infosphere Change Data Capture can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Infosphere Change Data Capture? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Infosphere Information Analyzer?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Infosphere Information Analyzer, including some of its features and any related products. Infosphere Information Analyzer can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all features (100+) of Infosphere Information Analyzer? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Infosphere Information Analyzer in action
Figure 17, 18 and 19: Overlying figures show the operation of Infosphere Information Analyzer. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is IIDR?

In this paragraph, we provide a description of IIDR, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of IIDR? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is IBM Infosphere Information Analyzer?

In this paragraph, we describe the key elements of IBM Infosphere Information Analyzer, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Are you curious about all properties (100+) of IBM Infosphere Information Analyzer? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Infosphere Replication Server?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of Infosphere Replication Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of Infosphere Replication Server? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Infosphere Information Server Data Quality?

In this paragraph, we describe Infosphere Information Server Data Quality, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Infosphere Information Server Data Quality? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Tivoli?

In this section, we portrait Tivoli, including some of its features and any related products. The Tivoli can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Tivoli? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Tivoli in action
Figure 26, 27 and 28: Overlying figures show the operation of Tivoli. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is IBM Cloud Pak?

Under this heading, we give you insight in the key behaviors of IBM Cloud Pak, including some of its features and any related products. The IBM Cloud Pak can be best defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of IBM Cloud Pak? Download directly our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Cloud Pak in action
Figure 29, 30 and 31: Various figures show the operation of IBM Cloud Pak. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Q Replication?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Q Replication, including some of its features and any related products. The product Q Replication can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Q Replication? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Q Replication in action
Figure 32, 33 and 34: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Q Replication. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is IBM Data Replication?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we give you insight in the key behaviors of IBM Data Replication, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know everything about all characteristics (100+) of IBM Data Replication? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is IBM Data Server?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of IBM Data Server, including some of its features and any related products. The IBM Data Server can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all features (100+) of IBM Data Server? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Data Server in action
Figure 38, 39 and 40: These three images give a first impression of IBM Data Server. Click on the image to magnify.

What is Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following characteristics:

Do you want to know everything about all properties (100+) of Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

Screen shot of Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse software.
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Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse in action
Figure 41, 42 and 43: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse. Click on the image to magnify.

What is IBM Zhyperwrite?

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of IBM Zhyperwrite, including some of its features and any related products. The IBM Zhyperwrite can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of IBM Zhyperwrite? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

What is IBM Data Quality?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe IBM Data Quality, including some of its features and any related products. The product IBM Data Quality can be characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of IBM Data Quality? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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IBM Data Quality in action
Figure 44, 45 and 46: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of IBM Data Quality. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Innovations of IBM Data Integration-tools and the version history

Over time, IBM has seen a negative evolution in terms of ETL & Data Integration functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of data integration > ETL > SQL > sql script, data infrastructure > data transfer > file transfer > ssh file transfer and > self-service integration.

We investigated IBM’s current releases of its complete ETL & Data Integration proposition. Below you can see the structure of the various releases of the various ETL & Data Integration products of IBM:

Behind each product we notate the version numbers, the list is ordered by time.

Can you easily determine the licensing costs of IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage?

In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the licensing costs of IBM ETL & Data Integration because it depends on the country, the number of users, the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you request a quote just before the end of the fiscal period of IBM, you can probably get a decent reduction in the license cost. As part of a cloud-first strategy, it makes sense running the software in the cloud, you only pay for the actual use. The purchase cost of IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage may not be the single largest expense, but maintenance and support do show up in your budget every year.

What makes IBM ETL & Data Integration worth watching

In our study, we see that IBM in the field of ETL & Data Integration software has a number of specific features which are characteristic. This makes IBM Data Integration more or less unique: data quality analysis, CDC replication, sql replication, data privacy and self-service data preparation.

The advantages and disadvantages of IBM Data Integration

Tag cloud of the IBM Data Integration software.Figure 47: Tag cloud of the strengths and weaknesses of IBM ETL & Data Integration

Get to know the key features of IBM ETL & Data Integration in the following topic paragraphs. There we describe all the pros and cons of IBM ETL & Data Integration, IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage, et cetera. These are not necessarily definitive because: IBM can currently work on developing a new functionality that closes the gaps in the product portfolio. Or a certain feature is not (yet) (well) documented.

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1. IBM Data Governance

100%

The vendor IBM has an excellent score in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Data Governance’ (for this section IBM comes out as the absolute market leader in our research), given that they score 100% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: dataops, data protection and data privacy. In doing so, we analyzed the following four products: IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server, IBM Infosphere Information Analyzer and IBM Data Quality. In total, we examined 12 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

2. IBM Data Replication

91%

The company has an excellent rating in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Replication’ with a score of 91%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data synchronization, database replication, sql replication, transactional replication, replication model, file replication and manual replication. In doing so, we investigated the following five products: IBM Data Replication, IIDR, Infosphere Replication Server, Infosphere Change Data Capture and IBM Zhyperwrite. In total, we examined 32 criteria in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Replication’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

3. IBM Data Quality Management

88%

IBM has an excellent rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Quality Management’ with a score of 88%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data matching, data quality assessment, data quality dimensions, data quality monitoring, data quality framework, data quality remediation and automated data quality workflows. In doing so, we looked at the following products: IBM Data Quality. In total, we examined 29 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Quality Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

4. IBM Data Management

85%

IBM has an excellent performance in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Data Management’, given that they score 85% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: CDC, data sources and scheduling. In doing so, we studied the following three products: IBM Infosphere, IBM Data Server and IBM Data Quality. In total, we examined 71 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the subject ‘Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022.

5. IBM Data Infrastructure

85%

IBM has an excellent rating in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’ with a score of 85%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: security, API and rest API. In total, we examined 91 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022.

6. IBM Data Connectivity

85%

The company has an excellent performance in our study on the section ‘Data Connectivity’. The score amounts to 85%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: sql server, hadoop and salesforce. In total, we examined 49 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

7. IBM Data Integration

78%

The company has a good performance in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 78% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: ETL, data warehouse and data flow. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server, IBM Infosphere Datastage, IBM Data Integration and Infosphere Information Analyzer. In total, we examined 171 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study.

8. IBM Metadata Management

77%

The vendor IBM has a good rating in our current ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Metadata Management’, given that they score 77% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: metadata, data catalog and data lineage. In total, we examined 7 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Metadata Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide. Or learn more about the following topics:

9. IBM Self-service Integration

76%

The company has a good score in our study on the subject ‘Self-service Integration’ with a score of 76%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: self-service data preparation, self-service data integration, self-service data management and self-service data profiling. In total, we examined 8 criteria within this section. Would you like to delve further into the subject ‘Self-service Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

10. IBM Master Data Management

52%

The vendor IBM has a good rating in our study on the subject ‘Master Data Management’ with a score of 52%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: master data, MDG, master data integration and master data quality. In doing so, we investigated the following products: IBM Infosphere. In total, we examined 17 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Master Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022. Or learn more about the following topics:

The footprint of IBM ETL & Data Integration in different sectors

In our study, we also looked at which industries a supplier is doing business. These are the industries where IBM has the largest footprint: banking, financial services and retail.

Training and courses IBM ETL & Data Integration

We provide various classes in the area of ETL & Data Integration but can also provide specific IBM training, for example as incompany. For example, you can think about the following software: IBM Infosphere, IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Infosphere Datastage. Of course, such training is framed with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final assessment: IBM Data Integration scores eminent

IBM has a extensive product portfolio with which it scores eminent in our ETL & Data Integration survey. IBM ETL & Data Integration innovates (approximately) at an average rate of less than 5 features per year, is active (for now) in relatively few sectors, and is strongest in data governance.

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