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IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a market-leading data integration platform that helps you understand, cleanse, transform and deliver trusted information to your critical business initiatives, such as big data, master data management and point-of-impact analytics.

 

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Creating trusted information requires collaboration between IT and business, using a unified platform to define and integrate data. Organizations must ensure that data is accessible, authoritative, consistent, timely, and in context for analysis and reporting. InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 delivers new features to help you rationalize your increasingly complex environment and meet your evolving information integration needs.

InfoSphere Information Server’s end-to end information integration capabilities allow you to understand your data, cleanse, monitor, transform, and deliver data, as well as to collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. Since its inception, InfoSphere Information Server has provided a highly scalable and flexible integration platform, providing massively parallel processing (MPP) that handles small and very large data volumes and everything in between.

By leveraging the ‘anywhere integration’ capabilities delivered by InfoSphere Information Server V9.1, you can ensure that the information that drives your business and strategic initiatives – including big data and point of impact analytics – is trusted, consistent and governed in real-time.

InfoSphere Information Server provides ‘anywhere integration’ for a new era of computing, and new features provide
capabilities to help clients improve productivity, performance, and time to value through:

  • Agile integration - for faster, more flexible integration
  • Business-driven governance - for information governance rules and policies
  • Sustainable data quality - for greater accuracy and adaptability

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM InfoSphere Information Server can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

What's New in IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.5

Anywhere information integration helps you transform insights from trusted information into actionable results. Creating trusted information requires collaboration between IT and business, using a unified platform to define and integrate data. Organizations must ensure that data is accessible, authoritative, consistent, timely, and in context for analysis and reporting.

IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.5 offers the following features and benefits:

  • Enables the massively scalable, shared-nothing data integration and cleansing engine to run natively in a Hadoop cluster, bringing enterprise robust capabilities to the data lake
  • InfoSphere Information Server V11.5 enables the next generation of market-leading integration, quality, and governance platform. Organizations can take advantage of new features in version 11.5 to realize the inherent value in the information sources they have available and unlock that value at a faster pace than ever before. Whether that information resides on premises in a traditional database or warehouse, in an Apache Hadoop-based data lake, or in the cloud, InfoSphere Information Server enables the enterprise to make use of that data to satisfy the needs of the business.

  • Includes new data classification features to help make sense of the enormous quantities of information in the
    data lake.
  • InfoSphere Information Server now offers revolutionary capabilities to enable your enterprise to operationalize Hadoop in ways that were previously not possible. In this release, Information Server can execute directly inside a Hadoop cluster. This means that all of the data connectivity, transformation, cleansing, enhancement, and data delivery features that thousands of enterprises have relied on for years, can be immediately available to run within the Hadoop platform. This enables the richest set of integration and governance features in the industry, used to solve some of the industry's most complex data challenges, to operate where the company's big data is stored. These features minimize data movements, thereby decreasing time to delivering business value.

    This enhancement also maximizes the performance an organization can achieve with Hadoop. Organizations have used IBM's shared-nothing, massively scalable engine to run some of the largest data transformation workloads in the industry. These engine-exploiting, in-memory features such as data partitioning, data pipelining, and dynamic repartitioning enable seamless integration with Hadoop YARN. System resources are managed appropriately by YARN in a way consistent with the organization's policies for their shared services environment.

  • Introduces Open Metadata features in support of compliance and other governance initiatives.
  • Perhaps most importantly, these new features for Hadoop use the same simple graphical design environment that IBM clients have previously built millions of integration applications with. This means that organizations can build new Hadoop-based information intensive applications without the need to retrain their development team on newly emerging languages that require manual hand coding and lack governance support.

    The ability to run Information Server in Hadoop is made available in both the existing Information Server licensing, as well as under new packages called IBM BigInsights BigIntegrate and BigQuality. These new packages offer a node-based licensing model to better scale on the Apache Hadoop cluster capacity.

  • Delivers new packaging with flexible pricing for deployments of Information Server in a Hadoop cluster.
  • InfoSphere Information Server V11.5 includes new features for the organization to define the policies and rules for what data is of specific interest to the organization and then to survey their various data sources to ensure where that data lives and how it is being used. The organization can then lower the amount of money spent in finding and protecting sensitive data (such as personally identifiable information PII) and increase their understanding regarding compliance with business requirements for how sensitive data should be managed.

    This release also extends the types of data sources that can be cataloged, both through prebuilt integration (such as with new XML metadata support) as well as through a new open model for metadata integration. Other software vendors, system integrators, or IBM clients can extend the reach of the InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog through standardized interfaces. Those interfaces capture any assets, any set of attributes, and the lineage for how that information relates to any other information asset.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM InfoSphere Information Server can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition

InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive information integration capabilities to support trusted and governed information.

InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition’s end-to-end information integration capabilities help you understand and govern data, create and maintain data quality, and transform and deliver data. InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition consists of three offerings.

  • Use IBM InfoSphere Business Information Exchange to provide comprehensive capabilities to help you understand and govern your information. This package encourages a standardized approach to discovering your IT assets and defining a common business language, so that you are better able to align your business and IT goals.
  • Use IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration to transform data in any style and deliver it to any system, ensuring faster time to value and reduced risk for IT.
  • Use IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality’s rich capabilities to create and monitor data quality, turning data into trusted information. By analyzing, cleansing, monitoring and managing data, you can add significant value, make better business decisions and improve business process execution within your business.
  • For customers that want to focus on specific type of challenge at a time, InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration, InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality, and InfoSphere Business Information Exchange also are separately available.

InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration

IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration enables you to transform data in any style and deliver it to any system, ensuring faster time to value.

Save time & expense by leveraging built-in transformation functions and a common metadata framework. InfoSphere Information Server also provides multiple options for delivering data, whether via bulk (extract, transform, load [ETL]), virtual (federated) or incremental (data replication) delivery.

  • Leverage unique project blueprinting capabilities to map out your data integration project to improve visibility and reduce risk
  • Use unique discovery capabilities to understand the relationships within and across data sources before moving forward.
  • Deliver faster time to value by deploying an easy-to-use graphical interface to help you transform information from across your enterprise
  • Integrate data on demand across multiple sources and targets, while satisfying the most complex requirements with the most scalable runtime available.
  • Save time and expense by leveraging hundreds of built-in transformation functions, and promote collaboration through a common metadata framework. Select from multiple data delivery options whether through bulk data delivery (ETL), virtual (federated) data delivery or incremental data delivery (data replication).
  • Benefit from balanced optimization capabilities and choose the deployment option(s) (ETL, ELT, etc) that works best for you.
  • Take advantage of connectivity to DBMS, big data sources, messaging queues, ERP and other packaged applications, industry formats, and mainframe systems … all with unique native API connectivity and parallelism.

InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality

IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality enables you to cleanse data and monitor data quality.

Provides rich capabilities that enable you to cleanse data and monitor data quality, turning data into trusted information. By analyzing, cleansing, monitoring and managing data, you can make better decisions and improve business process execution. Use this product to:

  • Automate source data investigation, information standardization, and record matching - all based on business rules you define
  • Leverage comprehensive and customizable data cleansing capabilities in batch and real time
  • Enrich data and make sure the best data across sources survives
  • Match records to eliminate duplicates, householding, and many other operations
  • Monitor and maintain your data quality. Establish data quality metrics aligned with business objectives that enable you to quickly uncover data quality issues and establish a remediation plan
  • Properly manage and support a data governance program

InfoSphere Business Information Exchange

InfoSphere Business Information Exchange provides comprehensive information integration capabilities to help you understand and govern your information.

InfoSphere Business Information Exchange encourages a standardized approach to discovering your IT assets and defining a common business language, and helps you:

  • Create a well documented, end-to-end information blueprint to ensure you have aligned your business requirements with your enterprise and reference architectures before starting your strategic project.
  • Establish a common business language and manage business perspectives about information, aligning those views with the IT perspective.
  • Automate the discovery of relationships within and across data sources to accelerate project deployment and also manage and explore data lineage to create trusted information that supports data governance and compliance efforts.
  • Provide a solid foundation for different types of information integration and governance projects, including information integration, lifecycle management, and security and privacy initiatives.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM InfoSphere Information Server can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Hypervisor Edition

IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Hypervisor Edition supports private cloud deployments to better enable agile information integration.

Provides end-to-end information integration capabilities - as a system pattern for private cloud deployments - that help you understand your data and collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT, then cleanse, monitor, transform and deliver data to support your strategic initiatives.

  • Supply optimized information integration features as part of an IBM PureApplication System deployment
  • Achieve greater speed and flexibility when provisioning and expanding InfoSphere Information Server use within a horizontal shared infrastructure
  • Quickly establish a private cloud development and test environment devoted to information integration
  • Leverage this deployment option to accelerate fixed-time projects

InfoSphere Information Server Workgroup Edition

Enables clients with a high degree of budgetary flexibility to purchase key data integration capabilities for focussed information centric strategic initiatives

InfoSphere Information Server Workgroup Edition is a market-leading data integration platform that helps you understand, cleanse, transform & deliver trusted information to key business initiatives. Provides clients with focused tooling needed to succeed at data integration led business initiatives.

  • Align business and IT objectives
  • Complete metadata integration & data lineage insight
  • Always-on operational data integration & data quality
  • Broad connectivity to nearly all data sources
  • Productivity tools for organizational efficiency
  • Accelerated data integration deployments
  • Languages supported: French, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, English, Italian

InfoSphere Information Server for Data Warehousing

Provides market leading information integration capabilities to help customers maximize ROI on their warehouse investments

IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Warehousing enables customers to accelerate warehouse deployments, achieve rapid time to value, increase business confidence in warehouse data and continually lower their total cost of ownership.

  • Provides market leading data integration capabilities to warehouse customers. It helps warehouse customers understand, profile, cleanse and integrate information from heterogeneous sources to drive greater business insight faster, at lower cost. Information Server for Data Warehousing delivers the following value to customers of select IBM warehouse appliance offerings (IBM Netezza and IBM Smart Analytics System):
  • Accelerated deployment and time to value via highly productive user friendly tools, ability to easily integrate best practices and reference architectures within the platform, comprehensive source data analysis and exhaustive pre-built connectivity
  • Increase business confidence in warehouse data via comprehensive data cleansing and quality monitoring capabilities, accurate understanding of business context associated with data for Line of Business and a comprehensive understanding of end to end data lineage for better governance
  • Minimizes total cost of ownership and reduces ongoing development costs by helping build warehouse right the
    first time by leveraging built-in best practices, data profiling and cleansing capabilities, user centric tooling that
    promotes Line of Business self service

InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications V8.0

InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications V8.0 provides data integration capabilities to support SAP migrations

InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications V8.0 delivers a new delta extract stage. Delta extract stage enables SAP users to extract out only the refreshed data since the last extraction happened. Users see only the changed data in the new extraction and save time when repeatedly performing large extractions.

The new delta extract stage helps you take full advantage of SAP's business content extractor. It offers the following benefits:

  • Use as little custom ABAP code as possible
  • Integrate with DataStage and existing SAP connectors
  • Support standard and custom extractors
  • Support various data types (transactional, text, master data, and hierarchical)
  • Enable full and delta extraction as well as data filtering

New features for InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications V8.0

InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications V8.0 delivers a new delta extract stage to help you do the following:

  • Accelerate Datastage extraction job creation by using SAP's business content extractor infrastructure.
  • Decrease manual hand coding by using as little custom ABAP code as possible.
  • Increase time to value by integrating with DataStage and existing SAP connectors.
  • Improve flexibility by supporting both standard and custom extractors.
  • Expand coverage with support for various data types (transactional, text, master data, and hierarchical).
  • Deliver a complete solution with both full and delta extraction as well as data filtering.

These enhancements are also included in IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition for SAP Applications V11.5.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM InfoSphere Information Server can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.