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Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:44 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

DataStage® Release: 11x
Job Type: Parallel
OS: Unix
Additional info: Let's discuss it here
I want to encourage everyone who attends the webinar to discuss the new release here. Mostly, it's so I have a chance to see myself write (hear myself speak).
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:47 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

First impressions:

Excellent presentations and support from Dennis and his team.

Next time, schedule it for 90 minutes or two hours. I know attendees have time concerns, but this was important topical stuff, and well worth the time.

Flow Designer looks very exciting.

The integrated source control was not covered very much. I very much want more information about that.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:57 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

The DataStage Flow Designer looked great! It has a very nice, similar look and feel to the IA thin client and to the original Designer.

As an Admin, I am most excited about not having to take time and effort to keep all the client tiers updated and in sync with all the fix pack and patch levels.

It will be nice too if you can just log into the web Designer and not have to wait for the progress meter while it loads, like in the thick client.

I do wonder how much of a CPU hit the Services tier might take by serving up Designer sessions, if any.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:59 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Browser-based UI? <sigh> I think the sentiment on the browser-based UI was covered well in this post:

http://www.dsxchange.com/viewtopic.php?t=157482

It seemed like they want DataStage to be a competitor to Alteryx and other business analyst data integration tools, which is a wrong move IMO. The treatment is worse than the disease.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:27 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Does anyone have a link to a recording of said webinar?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:27 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

jackson.eyton wrote:
Does anyone have a link to a recording of said webinar?

Not yet. They'll announce it when they've created the package.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:52 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Web-based user interfaces eliminate a lot of installation and maintenance headaches (and organizational process and delays) and makes it so much easier to quickly expand usage out to new users, including a wider variety of users as well, beyond the DataStage developers.

They also mentioned consolidating the number of user interfaces. Up until now they have too many client tier user interfaces so it is too expensive for them to maintain each one separately. It's not just about Designer but also Director, Administrator, FastTrack, IS Manager, and the IA/ISD Console thick clients. You may have to look at the whole picture in order to appreciate the direction of the changes. I think the changes make sense regardless of whatever competing products are doing.

You can also continue to use the DataStage Designer thick client side by side with the web based client. That will have to be the case up until the web interface is fully functional, so I would guess that will be the case for at least another year. In fact, the slide deck mentioned they wanted to eliminate that whole tier in about 18 months.

If they can pull that off, then we may no longer need a Windows PC. Bonus!!

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:42 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I received an email yesterday with the recording link, but the link was customized with my email address so I don't want to post it here. Maybe there is a generic link that can be posted now?
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:31 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Try registering here to view the recording.

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