Friday, October 15, 2010

InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 Released

Wait for a optimized and enhanced IBM InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 is finally over and IBM announced the general availability of Information Server 8.5. Before I go into deep dive of its highlights and new features, here is listing of available products and platforms available in this release.

Operating Systems AIX, Windows and Linux where it is released.

It contains InfoSphere DataStage, QualityStage, CDC, BG (Business Glossary), FT (Fast Track) and IA (Information Analyzer) apart from Workbench

InfoSphere Information Server by default support repository on DB2 9.7, SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g and Application Server WAS version 7.0.0.11

Here is formal IBM  announcement and Other Details
What does IBM® InfoSphere™ Information Server V8.5 contains:

It provides a comprehensive data integration platform designed to simplify our clients' data integration platform while achieving new levels of integration acceleration, addressing the most demanding needs of your enterprise, and improving operational management of data integration projects.

New capabilities available in InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 include:
  • Advances in balanced optimization
  • Advanced metadata flows and automation across tools
  • Support for high availability
  • Simplified installation, configuration, and patching tools
  • Migration tooling for upgrades from earlier versions
  • New Blueprint Director capabilities to build actionable information blueprints
 I shall revert soon with more details on each of these items and more on 8.5 and its impact on Industry.
-Ritesh

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