Please see our documentation wiki for information on installing, configuring and using DataStage
A few notes before you dive in:
1) This is a beta release. We’re confident it will do the job, but it’s not perfect yet. You are warmly invited to use our JIRA issue tracker to report what you find and suggest improvements. For one-off suggestions, you can use our guest account (below), or you can create your own JIRA account so we know who is making the suggestions. You do not need any further permsissions to participate in our community.
Guest username: dataflow-guest
Guest password: dataflow-guest
2) Back up your data. You can use live data in this system: no matter what may happen to DataStage, if you have “root” access to the machine holding the files, you can always get your data back. But it will be quicker and easier to load a backup. Don’t forget to include your new DataStage in your usual backup routine.
3) When it’s time to update... We expect to release the 1.0 version of the code as a standalone installation – users will need to reinstall it as a clean copy. You will have to re-create all the accounts, but the data files themselves will not be lost. DataStage will be able to pick the data files up again and reassign them correctly, so long as the administrator sets up identical account names with the fresh installation. In the long run, we would like to use the debian packaging to make this smoother, so you would "install" the whole thing but only the changed system files would be updated, leaving the rest untouched. We will keep you posted!
4) The easiest mistake to make: If you are using live data, make sure you understand the permission system. If you put data in the system, thinking you’ll work out how to restrict access later, you may accidentally expose it.