Astera Centerprise vs. Matillion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Astera Centerprise
Score 8.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Centerprise Data Integrator is an integration platform that includes tools for data integration, data transformation, data quality, and data profiling.N/A
Matillion
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Matillion is a productivity platform for data teams. Matillion's Data Productivity Cloud helps data teams – coders and non-coders alike – to move, transform, and orchestrate data pipelines with the goal of empowering teams to deliver quality data at a speed and scale that matches the business’s data ambitions. The vendor states enterprises including Cisco,N/A
Pricing
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Editions & Modules
Centerprise Enterprise
Contact rep
Lifetime License per Seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.Billed directly via cloud marketplace on an hourly basis, with annual subscriptions available depending on the customer's cloud data warehouse provider.
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Community Pulse
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise
8.1
31 Ratings
3% below category average
Matillion
7.3
124 Ratings
13% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.031 Ratings7.4123 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL7.31 Ratings7.183 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise
8.6
32 Ratings
4% above category average
Matillion
7.0
125 Ratings
16% below category average
Simple transformations9.932 Ratings7.8125 Ratings
Complex transformations7.330 Ratings6.3124 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise
8.5
30 Ratings
5% above category average
Matillion
7.0
117 Ratings
14% below category average
Data model creation9.919 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.928 Ratings6.0109 Ratings
Collaboration6.41 Ratings4.5109 Ratings
Testing and debugging8.027 Ratings4.8110 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings9.140 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise
8.2
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Matillion
8.2
23 Ratings
1% below category average
Integration with data quality tools8.21 Ratings8.222 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.21 Ratings8.220 Ratings
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User Ratings
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(45 ratings)
6.7
(126 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(7 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(9 ratings)
5.8
(125 ratings)
Availability
8.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(21 ratings)
7.4
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(4 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(2 ratings)
5.4
(118 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Astera CenterpriseMatillion
Likelihood to Recommend
Astera Software
I have only been using Astera Centerprise for about 6 months and I am still learning the ins and out of it. A scenario where it seems to do well is in generating reports from SQL queries that we already had and no longer have to run the reports manually. The SQL Query Source object has been the most useful tool for me thus far. I have yet to fully stress test the server side of Astera Centerprise, but currently there have been some version updates that required me to re-set up all the scheduled jobs that we have. We only have 8 jobs thus far but have plans to expand this into the hundreds and those same updates would require exponential amounts of work.
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Matillion
If the target dwh is one of the big players it could be a good option. Can retrieve data from multiple different sources and handle them internally. Expensive and being hosted by the client there's also the infrastructure burden of maintaining/paying for the server. Considering the resources needed hence the license cost that scales with them (despite the fact that you host and pay for them already) I wouldn't suggest the tool to a small company and, once you are big enough you probably want to jump on bigger more mature tools. Matillion is a nice niche player with some nice to have feature that are probably suited for a mid-size company with some money available to pay for the license but still a small infrastructure that just require one/two Matillion servers installed. A global company with multi regions needs will drown under the burden of handling/updating/maintaining all the servers independently and pay for the cost of each one of them.
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Pros
Astera Software
  • API integrations vis REST Web Service transformation
  • Stored Procedure integration via SQL statement Lookup transformation
  • Bulk imports and exports to and from tables
  • Data dumps from SQL tables to excel, csv, text files etc...
  • EDI Integrations like 810, 856, 940, 945 etc.. via Astera Centerprise Data Integrator plus EDI Connect
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Matillion
  • Matillion has a rich transformation library. It provides multiple functionalities, such as join, group by, pivot, various sources, and sinks.
  • It provides the security capability as well. All the credentials can be securely stored in Matillion.
  • Reusable templates can be built which reduces the redundancy.
  • Time to production is very minimal.
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Cons
Astera Software
  • When purchasing Astera Centerprise you are given options on how you would like to be trained and each option comes with a different price tag. We chose to be trained using online meetings over several days. The training went too fast and it was not always easy to understand until I started using the product.
  • I am a person that wants to learn how and why something works so that I can use the knowledge in the future. When contacting the support team they take the problem, create a solution for you and send it back. The solutions always work, but when I get the solution I have to review every field and function to understand how it works so that I can re-create it for another solution I need. I would much rather have the support team explain what I had done incorrectly and what they changed or I would like to find a solution with them instead of having it handed to me.
  • Astera uses license keys to allow their customers rights to only the functionality that was purchased. Each user and server has its own key and each key is only good for one year. There have been 2 different times that we received keys that had less functionality that we purchased. It wasn't until it created problems that we noticed and had to request new keys. This year our sales representative made sure she was available when we updated our keys so that if there was a problem she could fix it right away; however, there were not issues this year. I believe this is something they pay closer attention to now.
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Matillion
  • The new DPC version of Matillion uses Git principals like Commit, Push, Merge etc. This is perfectly fine for engineers, but for our use-case it means our customers will need to understand a basic level of Git. It would be great if they had an auto-commit-push setting which does it all for them.
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Likelihood to Renew
Astera Software
We've been using Astera Centerprise application for the last 6 years and we've already added EDI connect to it. Both applications are working really well for our enterprise needs so far with no issues, so we'll continue renewing the licenses.
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Matillion
With the current experience of Matillion, we are likely to renew with the current feature option but will also look for improvement in various areas including scalability and dependability. 1. Connectors: It offers various connectors option but isn't full proof which we will be looking forward as we grow. 2. Scalability: As usage increase, we want Matillion system to be more stable.
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Usability
Astera Software
Centerprise is highly usable; however the version we are currently using could be a little more intuitive in some areas though by no means unworkable. I think some of the issues we have have been addressed and solved in the latest version.
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Matillion
It has been easy to train new employees who don't have previous experience with Matillion. It is quite self-explanatory. There are quite a few things that can be done with Python, however, we have not really looked into this feature much but likely will do in the future. Mostly, it is drag and drop of components and environments can be set up so easy to set up connections as well.
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Reliability and Availability
Astera Software
In most cases Astera is stable. However, our client experiences the error from time to time. Mostly they are related to cdc file and ServerAdminConfig.xml file.
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Matillion
No answers on this topic
Performance
Astera Software
I think the performance for Astera is great when compare with other similar software.
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Matillion
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Astera Software
Support is great! No matter if you need technical assistance or you have general questions about the tool - the support is very responsive and provides solutions quickly. They are available via various channels, which makes it very convenient to get in touch with them (Support portal, direct email contact, LinkedIn).
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Matillion
Overall, I've found Matillion to be responsive and considerate. I feel like they value us as a customer even when I know they have customers who spend more on the product than we do. That speaks to a motive higher than money. They want to make a good product and a good experience for their customers. If I have any complaint, it's that support sometimes feels community-oriented. It isn't always immediately clear to me that my support requests are going to a support engineer and not to the community at large. Usually, though, after a bit of conversation, it's clear that Matillion is watching and responding. And responses are generally quick in coming.
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Implementation Rating
Astera Software
Astera support provided us implementation/installation tutorial and we were able to perform all the activities. Also one of the support was there to shadow us to make sure the process was smooth with no issues
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Matillion
We were able to control on access and built various enviroment for implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Astera Software
We looked at continuing to use SSIS as an alternative. Although we own SSIS as part of our SQL licensing, we found that it takes a much higher skill level to create solutions. It also does not have the ability to parse unstructured data the way that Centerprise Data Integrator can. We also looked at Datawatch Monarch as a possibility but found it over-all to be cost-prohibitive. We also looked at a cheaper alternative called SimX but did not have a strong confidence in the product as we evaluated it. We landed on Centerprise Data Integrator as it met all of our business requirements and we know we could leverage it for many uses across our enterprise.
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Matillion
Matillion ran circles around Stitch and Striim both in functionality, setup, and performance. There was no real comparison. Fivetran massively outperforms Matillion in pretty much every facet of the production from setup, maintenance, visibility, and usability. It already has the ability to connect any data source to a destination regardless of database type. Why we chose Matillion over Fivetran is that, for our current needs, Matillion provides us with the functionality that we need and a much more competitive price for a smaller company.
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Scalability
Astera Software
I think Astera can do multiple things. However, we are not sure what it can do. We only know the basic features. If they can give us some kind of training, then we maybe able to benefit for it. We are planning to use their Azure connection in the future. If they can provide the training for it, it will be wonderful.
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Matillion
I have been able to connect Matillion to AWS Aurora Databases, MySQL databases, Rest APIs, Files in AWS S3, etc. Being able to load all of that disparate data into one datalake has made data mining and reporting a lot simpler. I wish everything could be implemented as easily as Matillion.
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Return on Investment
Astera Software
  • It is tough to say on how Centerprise would have helped us with ROI. Unfortunately our project (after 3 years) was scrapped (put on hold) due to the impromptu purchase of another Crop Insurance company. But with that, Centerprise was huge in getting our warehouse loaded for our BI Team to make important decisions about our policies.
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Matillion
  • Saving us time reduces our need for headcount
  • Allows us to collaborate on data-eng pipelines in a transparent way with non-technical stakeholders, ensuring accuracy and continuity
  • Allows us a single platform to log and manage all of our pipelines to pin-point where something failed and why
  • Always has a solution to very common data engineering tasks, i.e., real-time data, connectors, pre-built workflows, etc.
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ScreenShots

Astera Centerprise Screenshots

Screenshot of Centerprise's UI that is designed to enable business users to work with data easily.Screenshot of the library of Centerprise Connectors, which is preconfigured to provide a plethora of integration options.Screenshot of Centerprise's data profiling feature, that ensures that only quality data is delivered to end users.Screenshot of a variety of write strategies available for workflows.Screenshot of where the user defines how data moves and behaves with the workflow component.

Matillion Screenshots

Screenshot of Matillion's GUI, used to orchestrate jobs with control data flow functionality, automating the ETL process.Screenshot of where structured and semi-structured data can be prepared to create clean data sets that can be used with any BI/reporting/visualization tool of choice. Matillion reads and combines data across a target warehouse external storage, such as S3 or Blob.Screenshot of Matillion's self-validating components, sample and row counts. If a job does fail, the warehouse queue services available with Matillion can be used get an alert to a connected email or Slack account.Screenshot of the SQL component used to run custom scripts from within Matillion. With hundreds of pre-built connectors out of the box, Matillion can handle complex transformation needs.