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Anton Haupt
Real User
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

It's very intuitive and it's super fast once the data's in the cloud. It's simple and visual, as well. I was self-taught. It's so intuitive and easy to use you can actually just teach yourself how to… more»

What needs improvement?

Ideally, I would like it to integrate with Secrets Manager as well as the AWS.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is very cheap. You're paying $2.50 an hour and if you set your service up, which you can do, you're not getting charged. Currently, our ETL process is just an overnight process that runs… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had previously used a homegrown ETL system and used a combination of IBM Cognos and ClickView as the presentation layout. They both had their own ETL steps inside them. What we're doing now is… more»

What other advice do I have?

We're using the latest enterprise version of the solution with the public cloud deployment model. They're constantly improving themselves. I'm quite pleased with the pace of the number of changes that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did have a look briefly at Informatica, but it was just too industrial and over the top in terms of price. Also, Matillion was the only tool that was fully integrated into Redshift. The other tools… more»
Real User
Senior Engineer, Big Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 14 2019

What is most valuable?

* It works well with AWS Redshift: I have used Informatica, SnapLogic, and Talend and they do not work well with Redshift. * Mid-pipeline data sampling: Without changes to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It enabled an enterprise data-warehouse to be set up and operated, quickly and cheaply. * The pipeline UI provides a means to present solutions to analysts and non-tech… more»

What needs improvement?

Compared to the likes of traditional ETLs, like Informatica, SnapLogic, and Talend, or even raw Python scripts, this product needs no improvement, as it is so much better… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Regardless of the quantity of your data, the size of your cluster, or variety of source systems, the price of Matillion is the same. The only variable that changes what… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Informatica, SnapLogic, and Talend. They do not work well with Redshift and they cost more. They do not understand MPP and much of what they do is outside of… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Experiment and test it ASAP * Watch all the videos from Matillion * Join their webinar series * Talk with existing users Remember, what Matillion does is simply… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Informatica, SnapLogic, Talend, Sqoop, and pure Python scripts. Don’t go with any of these if your data can be categorized as any two of the following… more»
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Harpreet Singh
Real User
Director of Data Architecture at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is pretty easy to learn. * No scripting is required. * Being cloud native.

How has it helped my organization?

* It has helped us avoid a lot of red tape due to compliance. * It has helped us to get onto the cloud quickly.

What needs improvement?

It is not an end-to-end platform for ETL. It brings in the data. To complete the pipeline, they might want to include some connectors which would put the data into… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You probably don't even need to reach out to the company sometimes to purchase it. You can go to the AWS Marketplace. It's very easy to spin up, and the configuration is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We haven't used any of the on-premise solutions. What we used before was SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS), and when we were moving to the cloud, we wanted to use… more»

What other advice do I have?

Give it a shot. See how easy it is to get started with the product, because the scripting which is required is minimal. Anybody who is familiar with the SQL Server… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The other products that we considered were SSIS and Informatica. We chose Matillion because of the flexibility of the data and the company does not store data on its… more»
Real User
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 31 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is pretty user-friendly, even for people who aren't super technical. * It has good integrations with Amazon Redshift and other AWS services.

How has it helped my organization?

* It is able data sync reliably. * It ensures that we are compliant with our legal requirements.

What needs improvement?

* It could have better integrations with other databases and other services. * I would like to have more customization available. * Going forward, I would like them to add custom jobs, since we still… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace is pretty convenient. There is a little bit of back and forth in terms of the licensing based on the machine size, but it seems to have worked out well. it is… more»

What other advice do I have?

It does the things that it does fairly well, but it would be nice to have some more features, like custom jobs. Try different tools as much as you can. Make sure the different data that you are trying… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Xplenty. We chose Xplenty because we wanted to able to have the data live in our VPC, through our network, and not exit our network. Also, the cost was good.
Neel Vora
Real User
Application Developer at John Deere & Company
Dec 09 2018

What is most valuable?

It is cost-effective. Based on our use case, it's efficient and cheap. It saves a lot of money and our upfront costs are less.

How has it helped my organization?

"It has made our lives much easier," This is what my teammates who were using the other stuff before have said. Then, they moved it to Snowflake. Now, it is much easier and faster to use than before.

What needs improvement?

* Performance can be improved for efficiency, and it can be made faster. * Latency could be reduced. Sometimes, it takes longer to fetch data out of it. There are network issues because we experience a little lag. * While the UI is good, it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have heard from my manager and other higher ups, "This product is cheaper than other things on the market," and they have done the research.

What other advice do I have?

Anybody can help to configure and train on it, learning how to use it. This will help speed up the process. We use the AWS version only.
Luis Henriquez
Consultant
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 15 2019

What is most valuable?

* Analytics * Integration with SAP and AWS.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the costs of managing my customer’s data.

What needs improvement?

It needs integration with more data sources. I would also like a better UI because it is complicated to manage it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing this solution through the AWS Marketplace was quick and easy. It was procured through the AWS Marketplace because it keeps things simple. They offer retail-like checkout and bill through your existing Amazon Web Services account… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is perfect for when you need your data to never leave your environment using a robust tool. It also ensures the best security practices are deployed within your AWS account. I have also integrated this solution with Microsoft Azure, but… more»
Real User
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Dec 25 2018

What do you think of Matillion ETL?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is ETL.

How has it helped my organization?

We allow non-technical people to use Matillion to load data into our data warehouse for reporting. Thus, it is easy enough to use that we don't always have to get a technical person involved in setting up a data movement (ETL).

What is most valuable?

Its ease of use.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, we would like to have connections to more databases.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It seems very stable. We have never had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have about 4000 employees.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have never…

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What is Matillion ETL?

Matillion ETL for Redshift is a fast, modern, easy-to-use and powerful ETL/ELT tool that makes it simple and productive to load and transform data on Amazon Redshift.  100 x faster than traditional ETL technology, up and running in under 5 minutes and prices from $1.37 per hour, with no commitments or up-front costs.

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Matillion ETL for Redshift, Matillion ETL for Snowflake, Matillion ETL for BigQuery
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