Automation Fast Start

Our remote DataStage Health Check is designed to make sure that you are getting 100% performance on your IBM InfoSphere Information Server (IIS) investment. This is your “free” opportunity to take a step back and see if there are quick wins for operational efficiency within your DataStage environment.

Our IIS experts will gather information which is then automatically analyzed and benchmarked against industry best practices.

The results are presented to your senior management and suggestions for improvement are provided, complete with a detailed report of technical findings.

DataStage Health Check

  • Validate environment variable settings in the IIS:
    • DataStage
    • QualityStage
    • Information Analyzer
    • Information Governance Catalog
  • Memory check – Is memory gobbling up your processing time and slowing you down?
  • Disk space check – Is off loading in your future?
  • CPU performance check – Do you know if your CPU performance is stellar?

 Maximize & Performance Tune

  • Maximize Config.APT file to take advantage of existing environment
  • Review current APT configuration files, modify config to maximize hardware architecture
  • Perform a tuning exercise to recommend best performing configuration for DataStage Best Practice Design
  • Review longest running job, offer recommendations for performance improvement

Including analyzing and reviewing design, for enhanced performance and ROI

Deliver Results

  • Based on technical findings, we will provide expert suggestions for next steps with your environment’s growth and share best practices for DataStage and QualityStage going forward.

About Us


  • The DSXchange and Element Blue are recognized globally for our ability to deliver added value in information governance and MDM projects.
  • Our analytics and DataStage practice is led by DataStage & IIS technologist expert, Dennis James, and founder of The DSXchange community. Each of our solution engagements are led by senior practice partners and certified IBM technologists, including former IBM IIS & Governance SMEs.
  • Our principals and founders are widely known in the industry for authoring, co-authoring, and are technical advisors on many of the leading publications in the digital experience, cloud and analytics space.
  • Element Blue is an IBM Gold Business Partner and consecutive IBM Beacon Award winner and a leading IBM service & software integration partner for cloud based services. Offering 15+ years of successful history in enterprise system integration and application software value added resell; with offices in Houston; San Jose, Costa Rica; Toronto; Hyderabad, India; Nairobi, Kenya.