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Components in the InfoSphere Information Server suite

The InfoSphere® Information Server suite comprises numerous components, each providing distinct capabilities for information integration. Coupled together, these components form the building blocks necessary to deliver trusted information across your enterprise, regardless of the complexity of your environment.

The following offerings are available to meet your business needs:

  • InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog provides capabilities that help you understand and govern your information. With a standardized approach, you discover your IT assets and define a common business language so that you are better able to align your business and IT goals.
  • InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration provides capabilities that help you to transform data in any style and deliver it to any system, ensuring faster time to value and reduced risk for IT.
  • InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality provides 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.
  • InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition provides end-to-end information integration capabilities that help you understand and govern data, create and maintain data quality, and transform and deliver data. InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition consists of the previous three offerings and includes the ability to run on a Hadoop cluster.
  • BigInsights® BigIntegrate provides capabilities that help you transform and integrate big data to deliver business results faster while maintaining data integrity throughout your information landscape. BigInsights BigIntegrate consists of InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration running on a Hadoop cluster.
  • BigInsights BigQuality provides capabilities that help you analyze and cleanse big data to deliver business results faster while maintaining data quality. BigInsights BigQuality consists of InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality running on a Hadoop cluster.

In the following table, a checkmark indicates that the component is available with the listed offering. An asterisk (*) next to a checkmark indicates that there are limits on the availability of the product and you should check the license agreement for details.

Table 1. Components that are included in each InfoSphere Information Server offering
Component InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition BigInsights BigIntegrate BigInsights BigQuality
InfoSphere DataStage®   ✓*  
InfoSphere QualityStage®      
InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer ✓*
InfoSphere Data Click      
InfoSphere FastTrack      
InfoSphere Information Analyzer      
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog ✓* ✓* ✓* ✓*
Glossary Anywhere
InfoSphere Information Governance Dashboard
InfoSphere Information Services Director  
These products are also included in the InfoSphere Information Server solutions:
  • Cognos® Business Intelligence
  • BigInsights Data Scientist
  • InfoSphere Change Data Delivery
  • InfoSphere Data Architect