Nine compelling reasons to use InfoSphere Information Server
User interface modernization & consolidation
New in v11.7: The DataStage Flow Designer featuring automatic schema propagation, highlighted compile errors, type ahead search and backwards capability.
Improving management and runtime on the data lake
New in v11.7: High resilience for running Information Server on Hadoop through measures such improved HA, higher precision in container estimation and queue management for fast and uninterrupted execution.
New in v11.7: Automated deployment through Docker/Kubernetes for fast & easy deployment and elastic expansion/reduction of runtime environments.
Platform modernization and simplification
New in v11.7: Create data integration flows and enforce data governance and quality rules with a cognitive design that recognizes and suggests usage patterns.
Integrate your data across multiple systems
Consolidates disparate data into a single, reliable record to help ensure that the best data is maintained across multiple sources and systems. Load the master record into operational data stores, data warehouses or master data applications to create a trusted source of information.
Improve data governance
Includes a Governance Catalog Extensible Framework, which helps you build trusted data by creating, maintaining and monitoring consistent business policies and rules. Offers data class definitions, multilanguage support, XML schema definition, as well as asset interchange support for extended lineage content.
Better understand your business information
Uses a standardized approach to help you discover IT assets and define a common business language for your data. Introduces open metadata features to support your data compliance needs.
Assess, analyze and monitor data quality
Allows you to derive more meaning from your data, using integrated rules analysis on a scalable platform. Loads cleansed information into analytical views to enable you to monitor and maintain data quality. Reuse these views across the enterprise to establish data quality metrics that align with business objectives, allowing your organization to quickly uncover and fix data quality issues.
Integrate with Hadoop
Enables data integration, data cleansing, and data profiling and analysis workloads to run on the data nodes of a Hadoop cluster. This allows you to introduce data enhancement, integration and governance features where your big data is stored, to minimize data movement. Provides support for Hadoop files including data formats, character sets and data types.
Gain access to the unified governance & integration platform offerings via flex point licensing. It supports your rapidly evolving business needs by giving you flexible access to the offerings included in the platform. Purchase entitlement based on your expected needs. When your business requirements change, gain the flexibility to add or stop using a product and apply the same flex points to another offering within the platform, as long as you stay within total flex points purchased.