Infosphere Information Server (IIS) – Where you can view DataStage and QualityStage Logs?

During the course of the week, the discussion happened regarding the different places where a person might read the DataStage and QualityStage logs in InfoSphere. I hadn’t really thought about it, but here are a few places that come to mind:

  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Operations Console
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Director client
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer client by pressing Ctrl+L

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Infosphere Information Server (IIS) Component Alignment

Infosphere Information Server SDLC Alignment

Infosphere Information Server SDLC Alignment

In recent history, I have been asked several times to describe where different IIS components fit in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process.  The graphic above, list most of the more important IIS components in their relative SDLC relationships. However, it is important to note that that these are not absolutes. Many applications may cross boundaries depending on the practices of the individual company, the application spurt licensed by the company, and/or the applications implemented by the company.  For example, many components will participate in the sustainment phase of SDLC, although I did not list him in that role. This is especially true, if you’re using the governance tools (e.g. governance catalog ) and supporting your sustainment activities with modeling and development tools, such as, data architect.

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InfoSphere Information Server (IIS) Component Descriptions

Infosphere Information Server LaunchPad Page

Infosphere Information Server LaunchPad Page

 

Each IIS component has a primary function in the InfoSphere architecture, which can by synopsized as follows:

 

Application Function
Blueprint Director IBM InfoSphere Blueprint Director is aimed at the Information Architect designing solution architectures for information-intensive projects.
Cognos (If purchased) Governance Dashboard (Framework Manager Model provided by IBM), Semantics, Analytics, and Reporting
Data Architect Data Architect is an enterprise data modeling and integration design tool. You can use it to discover, model, visualize, relate, and standardize diverse and distributed data assets, including dimensional models.
Data Click Data Click is an exciting new capability that helps novices and business users retrieve data and provision systems easily in only a few clicks.
Datastage DataStage is a data integration tool that enables users to move and transform data between operational, transactional, and analytical target systems.
Discovery Discovery is used to identify the transformation rules that have been applied to source system data to populate a target. Once accurately defined, these business objects and transformation rules provide the essential input into information-centric projects.
Fasttrack FastTrack streamlines collaboration between business analysts, data modelers, and developers by capturing and defining business requirements in a common format and, then, transforming that business logic (Source-to-Target-Mapping (STTM)) directly into DataStage ETL jobs.
Glossary Anywhere Business Glossary Anywhere, its companion module, augments Governance Catalog with more ease-of-use and extensibility features.
Governance Catalog The Governance Catalog includes business glossary assets (categories, terms, information governance policies, and information governance rules) and information assets.
Information Analyzer Information Analyzer provides capabilities to profile and analyze data.
Information Services Director Information Services Director provides a unified and consistent way to publish and manage shared information services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Metadata Asset Manager Import, export, and manage common metadata assets in Metadata Repository and across applications
Operations Console Admin workspaces to investigate data, deploy applications, Web services, and monitor schedules and logs.
Qualitystage QualityStage provides data cleansing capabilities to help ensure quality and consistency by standardizing, validating, matching, and merging information to create comprehensive and authoritative information.
Server Manager Deployment tool to move, deploy, and control DataStage and QualityStage assets.

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