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IBM® InfoSphere® DataStage® integrates data across multiple and high volumes of data sources and target applications.IBM InfoSphere DataStage is an ETL tool and part of the IBM Information PlatformsSolutions suite and the IBM InfoSphere. It uses a graphical notation to construct dataintegration solutions and is available in various versions such as the Server Editionand the Enterprise Edition. Like several other IBM products (e.g. IBM WebSpherePortal from the IBM Lotus family), DataStage belongs to another brand than pointsits name.DataStage was conceived at VMark, a spin off from Prime Computers that developedtwo notable products: UniVerse database and the DataStage ETL tool. The firstVMark ETL prototype was built by Lee Scheffler in the first half of 1996. PeterWeyman was VMark VP of Strategy and identified the ETL market as an opportunity.He appointed Lee Scheffler as the architect and conceived the product brand name"Stage" to signify modularity and component-orientation]. This tag was used toname DataStage and subsequently used in related products QualityStage,ProfileStage, MetaStage and AuditStage. Lee Scheffler presented the DataStageproduct overview to the board of VMark in June 1996 and it was approved fordevelopment. The product was in alpha testing in October, beta testing in Novemberand was generally available in January 1997.VMark acquired UniData in October 1997 and renamed itself to Ardent Software. In1999 Ardent Software was acquired by Informix the database software vendor. InApril 2001 IBM acquired Informix and took just the database business leaving thedata integration tools to be spun off as an independent software company calledAscential Software. In November 2001, Ascential Software Corp. of Westboro, Mass.acquired privately held Torrent Systems Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. for $46 million incash. Ascential has stated a commitment to integrate Orchestrate's parallelprocessing capabilities directly into the DataStageXE platform. . In March 2005 IBMacquired Ascential Software and made DataStage part of the WebSphere family asWebSphere DataStage. In 2006 the product was released as part of the IBMInformation Server under the Information Management family but was still known asWebSphere DataStage. In 2008 the suite was renamed to InfoSphere InformationServer and the product was renamed to InfoSphere DataStage.
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