InfoSphere DataStage for Enterprise XML Data Integration

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 May 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436720
ISBN-13: 9780738436722
IBM Form #: SG24-7987-00
(404 pages)

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Authors: Chuck Ballard, Vinay Bhat, Shruti Choudhary, Ravi Ravindranath, Enrique Amavizca Ruiz, Aaron Titus


XML is one of the most common standards for the exchange of information. However, organizations find challenges in how to address the complexities of dealing with hierarchical data types, particularly as they scale to gigabytes and beyond. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the new capabilities in IBM InfoSphere® DataStage® 8.5. These capabilities enable developers to more easily manage the design and processing requirements presented by the most challenging XML sources. Developers can use these capabilities to create powerful hierarchical transformations and to parse and compose XML data with high performance and scalability. Spanning both batch and real-time run times, these capabilities can be used to solve a broad range of business requirements.

As part of the IBM InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 release, InfoSphere DataStage was enhanced with new hierarchical transformation capabilities called . XML Stage provides native XML schema support and powerful XML transformation functionality. These capabilities are based on a unique state-of-the-art technology that allows you to parse and compose any complex XML structure from and to a relational form, as well as to a separate hierarchical form.

This book is targeted at an audience of systems designers and developers who focus on implementing XML integration support in their environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Heterogeneous data integration
Chapter 2. XML overview
Chapter 3. Overview of IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Chapter 4. XML integration in DataStage
Chapter 5. Schema Library Manager
Chapter 6. Introduction to XML Stage
Chapter 7. Consuming XML documents
Chapter 8. Creating and composing XML documents
Chapter 9. Transforming XML documents
Chapter 10. DataStage performance and XML
Chapter 11. Developing XML solutions
Appendix A. Supported type mappings
Appendix B. Transformer functions

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