Top 48 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Questions to Grow

What is involved in datastage

Find out what the related areas are that datastage connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a datastage thinking-frame.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which datastage related domains to cover and 48 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

datastage, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Ascential Software, Computing platform, Data integration, Extract, transform, load, IBM U2, Informix Corporation, Mainframe computer, Oracle Corporation, PeopleSoft, Rocket U2, Service-oriented architecture, Software categories, Software developer, Software release life cycle:

datastage Critical Criteria:

Boost datastage adoptions and create a map for yourself.

– Why is datastage important for you now?

– Do we have past datastage Successes?

IBM InfoSphere DataStage Critical Criteria:

Generalize IBM InfoSphere DataStage tasks and handle a jump-start course to IBM InfoSphere DataStage.

– Which datastage goals are the most important?

– What will drive datastage change?

Ascential Software Critical Criteria:

Survey Ascential Software goals and plan concise Ascential Software education.

– What are our best practices for minimizing datastage project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the datastage project lifecycle?

– Will datastage have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

– What is the total cost related to deploying datastage, including any consulting or professional services?

Computing platform Critical Criteria:

Pilot Computing platform leadership and pay attention to the small things.

– Does datastage create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?

– What is the source of the strategies for datastage strengthening and reform?

Data integration Critical Criteria:

Learn from Data integration issues and plan concise Data integration education.

– Consider your own datastage project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?

– What are the disruptive datastage technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– In which area(s) do data integration and BI, as part of Fusion Middleware, help our IT infrastructure?

– Which Oracle Data Integration products are used in your solution?

– Are there datastage Models?

Extract, transform, load Critical Criteria:

Talk about Extract, transform, load strategies and shift your focus.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once datastage is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if datastage does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing datastage? There might be some that are less obvious?

IBM U2 Critical Criteria:

Judge IBM U2 planning and give examples utilizing a core of simple IBM U2 skills.

– Is there any existing datastage governance structure?

– What about datastage Analysis of results?

– What is Effective datastage?

Informix Corporation Critical Criteria:

Pilot Informix Corporation visions and secure Informix Corporation creativity.

– How important is datastage to the user organizations mission?

– What is the purpose of datastage in relation to the mission?

– Are we Assessing datastage and Risk?

Mainframe computer Critical Criteria:

Add value to Mainframe computer risks and find answers.

– How will you know that the datastage project has been successful?

– Is the scope of datastage defined?

Oracle Corporation Critical Criteria:

Review Oracle Corporation issues and adjust implementation of Oracle Corporation.

– How do we know that any datastage analysis is complete and comprehensive?

– Have all basic functions of datastage been defined?

– Who sets the datastage standards?

PeopleSoft Critical Criteria:

Familiarize yourself with PeopleSoft tasks and document what potential PeopleSoft megatrends could make our business model obsolete.

– Are assumptions made in datastage stated explicitly?

– How is the value delivered by datastage being measured?

– How can you measure datastage in a systematic way?

Rocket U2 Critical Criteria:

Own Rocket U2 management and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Rocket U2.

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with datastage ?

– When a datastage manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

Service-oriented architecture Critical Criteria:

Jump start Service-oriented architecture governance and correct Service-oriented architecture management by competencies.

– In what ways are datastage vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good datastage project manager?

– What are the business goals datastage is aiming to achieve?

Software categories Critical Criteria:

Have a meeting on Software categories decisions and check on ways to get started with Software categories.

– Among the datastage product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?

Software developer Critical Criteria:

Examine Software developer decisions and catalog what business benefits will Software developer goals deliver if achieved.

– Pick an experienced Unix software developer, show him all the algorithms and ask him which one he likes the best?

– What are the Essentials of Internal datastage Management?

– Are there recognized datastage problems?

Software release life cycle Critical Criteria:

Paraphrase Software release life cycle leadership and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Software release life cycle information.

– What are the record-keeping requirements of datastage activities?

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in datastage?


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Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

datastage External links:


InfoSphere DataStage Server – IBM MediaCenter

Datastage-Stages | InfoSphere DataStage – IBM

Ascential Software External links:

IBM Completes Acquisition Of Ascential Software

Ascential Software Corporation Reports Second Quarter …

Sze Stumbke | Ascential Software Corporation |

Computing platform External links:

DeepBrainChain: Decentralized AI Computing Platform

MCP50 | Mobile Computing Platform | USA Fleet Solutions

In-Memory Computing Platform | GigaSpaces

Data integration External links:

KingswaySoft – Data Integration Solutions

Data Integration Jobs, Employment |

Extract, transform, load External links:

ETL (Extract, transform, load) Salary | PayScale › United States › Skill/Specialty

What is ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)? Webopedia Definition

IBM U2 External links:

IBM U2-W-SCSi AHA-2940U2B PCI Adapter Card 00N3268 … › … › Disk Controllers/RAID Cards

IBM U2-W-SCSi AHA-2940U2B PCI Adapter AHA … › … › Disk Controllers/RAID Cards

Mainframe computer External links:

IBM Mainframe Computer Operator Jobs, Employment | …

IBM Mainframe Computer Operator Jobs, Employment | …

Mainframe Computer Operator Jobs – Apply Now | …

Oracle Corporation External links:

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Analyst Research –

Oracle Corporation – ORCL – Stock Price Today – Zacks

ORCL: Oracle Corporation – Detailed Estimates –

PeopleSoft External links:

PeopleSoft 8 Sign-in

Oracle PeopleSoft Sign-in

Welcome to PeopleSoft!

Rocket U2 External links:

Rocket U2 Platform Support

Skill Pages – Rocket U2 |

Error, “[Rocket U2][UVODBC][1401233]Error ID: 46 …

Service-oriented architecture External links:

Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture

Microservices vs. Service-Oriented Architecture – NGINX

Service-Oriented Architecture Summary | Accenture

Software categories External links:

Software Categories

Browse All Software Categories –

NCH Software Categories for Windows, Mac, Android & iOS

Software developer External links:

Title Software Developer Jobs, Employment |

Software Developer (US) Salary – PayScale

Software Developer | Internal Revenue Service

Software release life cycle External links:

Software release life cycle – doug — off the record

Software Release Life Cycle – Quora

Software release life cycle | Ksbriian Public Space