IBM InfoSphere DataStage engine Administration for Information Server v11.5 – SPVC – 2M520GSPVC

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Course Code: 2M520G Brand: Cloud Data Services Category: Analytics Skill Level: Basic Duration: 8H Modality:SPVC      Audience

This course is for those who will be administering Information Server and DataStage.


It is recommend that students take KM510 “IBM InfoSphere Administrative Tasks for Information Server v11.5” course

  Short Summary

This course teaches Information Server and/or DataStage administrators to configure, manage, and monitor the DataStage Engine.  Overview

This course teaches Information Server and/or DataStage administrators to configure, manage, and monitor the DataStage Engine which plays a crucial role in Information Server.  It not only runs high performance parallel ETL jobs designed and built in DataStage.  It also supports other Information Server products including Information Analyzer, QualityStage, and Data Click.  After introducing DataStage parallel jobs and the Engine that runs them, the course describes DataStage project configuration, the Engine’s development and runtime environments, and the Engine’s data source connectivity.  In addition the course explains how to import and export DataStage objects, how to run and monitor DataStage jobs through the command line and GUI, and how to use some important Engine utilities.


If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.


1: Introduction to the Information Server (DataStage) engine• Information Server architecture• How the DataStage Engine is used in Information Server• DataStage Engine features

2: Elements of a DataStage job• Anatomy of a DataStage parallel job• Explore the elements of an example DataStage job, including its stages and job parameters• Understand the OSH that is generated by the job during compile• Log into Designer• Import DataStage jobs• Open a DataStage job and explore its elements• Examine the OSH generated from the job3: Engine architecture• Partition parallelism• Runtime architecture• Configuration files• The “Score”• Examine the Configuration file• Run a DataStage job• Examine the Score4: Engine project configuration• DataStage project authorizations• Runtime Column Propagation (RCP)• Environment variables• Create a DataStage user and assign DataStage project roles• Set environment variables• Configure a DataStage project in DataStage Administrator5: Configuring database connectivity• Configuring ODBC data sources• Configuring native database connections• Enable a DataStage project to access DB2• Setup ODBC data source connections• Test ODBC connectivity• Create a data source connection in Metadata Asset Manager

6: Running DataStage jobs• Running jobs from the command line• Monitoring jobs in Director and the Operations Console• Workload management• Starting and stopping the Engine• Run a job from the command line• View the job log from the command line• Monitor DataStage jobs in DataStage Director• Monitor jobs in the Operations Console• Explore Workload Manager• Start and stop the Engine7: Engine utilities• Data set utilities• Multiple job compile• Resource estimation tool• View a data set using the Data Set Editor• View a data set from the command line• Estimate the resources of a DataStage job using the Resource Estimator tool• Run the Multiple Job Compile utility8: Importing and exporting DataStage objects• DataStage Designer exports and imports• Command line exports and imports• Import and export DataStage objects in Designer• Import and export DataStage objects using the DSXImportService command


After completing this course, you should be able to:_x000D_
 – Describe how the DataStage Engine is used within Information Server_x000D_
 – Describe how the engine achieves high performance through partition parallelism_x000D_
 – Describe the DataStage job compilation process_x000D_
 – Describe the engine runtime process and environment_x000D_
 – Describe the purpose and format of the DataStage configuration file_x000D_
 – Describe how to configure the engine using environment variables_x000D_
 – Describe how to configure data source connections_x000D_
 – Describe the ways of running DataStage jobs_x000D_
 – Describe how to monitor DataStage jobs and the runtime environment_x000D_
 – Describe engine workload management_x000D_
 – Import and export DataStage jobs and other engine objects

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