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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Transformations

    Atom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    dbt

    88%
    dbt ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    Atom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    dbt

    88%
    dbt ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Data model creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Metadata management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Testing and debugging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.6

    Atom

    96%
    30 Ratings
    9.0

    dbt

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Atom

    100%
    1 Rating

    dbt

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Atom

    90%
    2 Ratings

    dbt

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    Atom

    84%
    24 Ratings

    dbt

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Atom

    100%
    2 Ratings

    dbt

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Atom

    Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    I use dbt on the T part of ETL in my data tech stack. It is amazing and also does the change control quite well. So, to summarize - ingest, do a multitude of transforms, spit out to data mart. Allows various business logic applications to data to happen simultaneously and well tracked for the data marts. Not very well suited so a single data mart, low scale data volume.
    Yoshlin Pillay | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Atom

    • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
    • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
    • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
    • It's free!
    Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    • user experience makes it easy to work with SQL and version control
    • customer success team and the dbt (data build tool) community help establish best practices
    • thorough and clear documentation
    Obed Espina | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Atom

    • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
    • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
    • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
    • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
    • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
    • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
    Deepshi Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    • Deployment and sharing of generated documentation outside of dbt cloud could be simplified.
    • Make the artifacts generated by dbt easier to consume (build log, test results, manifest) for use in analytics and ops.
    Daniel Denunzio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Atom

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    dbt

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0 per month per seat

    Likelihood to Renew

    Atom

    Atom 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
    Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Atom

    Atom 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Atom

    Atom 8.4
    Based on 24 answers
    Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
    As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
    Patrick Fong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Atom

    Atom 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Just download and install
    Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Atom

    They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
    Laura Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    dbt is great because of its transformation capabilities
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Atom

    • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
    • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
    Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

    dbt

    • Quicker insights
    • Quicker data
    • Quicker solves
    Yoshlin Pillay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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