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155 Ratings

Astera Centerprise

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Matillion

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Data Transformations, Data Governance
  • Matillion ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Data Source Connection, Data Modeling

Data Source Connection

7.9

Astera Centerprise

79%
8.5

Matillion

85%
Matillion ranks higher in 2/2 features

Connect to traditional data sources

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
91 Ratings

Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
57 Ratings

Data Transformations

8.3

Astera Centerprise

83%
8.1

Matillion

81%
Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 1/2 features

Simple transformations

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
8.7
87%
92 Ratings

Complex transformations

7.9
79%
23 Ratings
7.5
75%
91 Ratings

Data Modeling

7.5

Astera Centerprise

75%
8.8

Matillion

88%
Matillion ranks higher in 6/6 features

Data model creation

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
9.0
90%
34 Ratings

Business rules and workflow

8.4
84%
23 Ratings
8.7
87%
80 Ratings

Collaboration

6.4
64%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
81 Ratings

Testing and debugging

6.7
67%
21 Ratings
8.9
89%
82 Ratings

Metadata management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

feature 1

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Data Governance

8.2

Astera Centerprise

82%
8.1

Matillion

81%
Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Integration with data quality tools

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
23 Ratings

Integration with MDM tools

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
21 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Astera Centerprise is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Matillion is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Astera Centerprise

81%
38 Ratings
9.0

Matillion

90%
93 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Astera Centerprise

82%
3 Ratings
5.2

Matillion

52%
6 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Astera Centerprise

80%
5 Ratings
8.5

Matillion

85%
92 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Astera Centerprise

84%
21 Ratings
7.5

Matillion

75%
10 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Astera Centerprise

91%
6 Ratings
8.2

Matillion

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Astera Centerprise

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

Matillion

72%
85 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Astera Centerprise

Suited scenarios: 1) It is really good in integrating the REST APIs 2) Data preview feature is really good which helps in debugging of dataflow easier and faster. Per my knowledge, Astera Centerprise is not very well suited for very large data loads.
RAHUL SINGHAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

If your company has ever had issues with un-transparent data pipelines, difficulty understanding orchestration of workflows, and issues with data engineering retention and ramp-up, then Matillion is likely the right solution for you. It doesn't require heavy technical skills, just a strong understanding of Data-Eng Concepts. It's low-code/no-code optionality allows for everyone to come in and quickly understand how jobs are interconnected without having to cross navigate multiple systems for connectors, transformations, loads, and logging. It's an all-in-one solution that complements more specialized solutions like Fivetran and Hightouch. You can even set up python connections to orchestrate Fivetran and Hightouch into a Matillion workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Astera Centerprise

  • Astera's customer service and help team are quick to respond and have always found solutions to my questions or problems. They also follow up after completing a support request to make sure everything was working correctly. If it's not something the current version allows, as far as functionality, they develop a solution for the next version because they assume if one company has that need that others will as well.
  • I've never lost touch with our sales representative. She checks in at least twice a year, if not more, to make sure that we are happy with their product and to see if we need anything. I've rarely needed anything, but when I did she made sure to have the correct person contact me regarding what I asked for and she followed up to make sure the request was resolved.
  • EDI is a very complex language and making any changes can cause errors in other areas that you aren't aware of. Astera Centerprise creates an environment that is much easier to understand than looking at a raw data file. The functionality allows us to make changes to each transaction within a file in under a minute with no errors created. Making these changes before we had Astera Centerprise took a week for one file. We can now get to more files to create clean data for the state and have reached 97% acceptance.
  • Centerprise's functionality can be applied at any level. It can be a broad change to an entire segment, or it can be a single digit that is changed. You can program the system to look for specific items within a file and change only the records that need to be changed. It can sequence items, it can remove items and it can add items when specifically programmed to. And if you run into a wall creating the program, Astera's help desk will help you get past it. And the program language used is easy to understand as well. If you understand functions in Microsoft Excel or SQL statements, you will be able to use this product.
Amanda Moede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

  • Matillion's UI makes it easier to understand the flow of data in your data pipeline.
  • Custom Python scripts make it easier to manage and manipulate variables and also to create custom functions (e.g. we use one to post messages to Slack when jobs have failed/succeeded).
  • Handling failures in processes is straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Astera Centerprise

  • We had some issues in getting the software running with their licensing model on our Citrix Desktop. They were very helpful in working with us on this issue.
  • With any product that creates SQL code in the background, I am skeptical of how optimized that will be for our specific environment. We have not yet had problems related to this, but customers may want to monitor closely.
  • They do not yet seem to have a large customer base and robust user community.
Andre Beaumont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

  • The Python script component needs a friendlier window in which to edit your scripts. The script is not searchable, and tabbing is frustrating.
  • The High Availability server configuration was not working for us. It was allowing duplicate jobs to run, and causing a lot of confusion in the scheduler. Love the idea, but the implementation fell short.
  • Better alerting around queued jobs would be nice. Sometimes jobs start queuing and nothing runs. Usually this is the result of a badly written job, but it would be nice to get alerts.
Hyrum Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Astera Centerprise

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Lifetime License per Seat

Astera Centerprise Editions & Modules

Edition
Centerprise EnterpriseContact rep1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.

Matillion

General

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

Starting Price

Matillion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Billed directly via cloud marketplace on an hourly basis, with annual subscriptions available depending on the customer's cloud data warehouse provider.

Likelihood to Renew

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.2
Based on 3 answers
We renew yearly, it is a core part of our department's functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

Matillion 5.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Sudarshan Kothari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.0
Based on 5 answers
It's very intuitive and visually descriptive. The interface is standard windows drag and drop although cut and paste are not universally available depending upon what function you're trying to do. You see the ETL and what it's doing. You can inspect the data elements the transformations and perform data previews incrementally along the data flow. You actually SEE what the results are and you can make adjustments without black box testing
Phil Nacamuli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

Matillion 8.5
Based on 92 answers
Pretty good UI, especially for a completely web-based system. Source control integration is a bit clunky at times, but overall makes code versioning and branching much more simple, since it's largely within the same context as the rest of the code. Finding some core settings can be difficult - they're just not where one would expect them to be.
Britton Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.4
Based on 21 answers
The customer support at Astera is amazing. The support team is always friendly, quick to respond, and very knowledgeable of the product and features. Mike O'Quinn went above and beyond and provided great technical assistance when we migrated to a new version of Centerprise. Munira Lalani was also very helpful in answering any licensing and product questions our team encountered.
Jeffrey Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

Matillion 7.5
Based on 10 answers
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.
Matthew Burr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Extremely fast implementation. From install to completed data flows in under a day.
Mark Rubin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

Matillion 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Not really a part of the implementation to give fare insight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Astera Centerprise

After the purchase of the new company, we were required to go with their software choices until after TSA. The ETL product they had in use was Informatica. I'm sure Informatica has some great benefits for huge companies, but I am having a hard time adjusting to their style. Centerprise has Dataflows (Informatica has Mappings). You can run a Dataflow all by itself (Informatica you cannot run a Mapping by itself therefore requiring a workflow to run which doubles up your objects and maintenance). With Centerprise you can preview your data in every object in the Dataflow saving development time (with Informatica you cannot). Centerprise has a very nice scheduler to use (An Informatica consultant suggested not using the scheduler in Informatica because it wasn't very good thus, requiring a 3rd party purchase | we are using JAMS). Centerprise is a stand-alone product (Informatica had to be put on an Unix Box--thus requiring unix knowledge). Centerprise can pass variables quick easily between Flows (Informatica has to read parameter files from a stored/LAN location). Both products have the exact same project set up for the Government file transmissions: Centerprise had a total of 112 objects (DataFlows and Workflows). Informatica has 651. The once nice thing about Informatica is that you can call unix jobs to run (not sure if this was available in Centerprise)
Dawn Bauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

There's a number of systems not available to enter in here that we also took a look at: AWS Data pipeline, Airflow, Xplenty, etc. The reason we chose Matillion is for the balance of features (ability to connect into cloud data sources like Jira), a simple interface to put together Data pipelines (that required little to no coding), and a reasonable price point. Matillion is pretty unique in that it hits a balance of all three of those requirements.
Kris Shinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Astera Centerprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Matillion

Matillion 7.2
Based on 85 answers
The product scales great for small to medium size teams or groups. For groups larger it becomes more challenging and requires more individual instances depending on the volume of running jobs and concurrent users - it handles 10's of concurrent users and jobs very well but much larger than that would be extremely difficult on the largest instance or cluster that is available at this time.
Patrick Hildreth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Astera Centerprise

  • We have seen that the use of this package saved us 2 hours per conversion but now since the templates are already developed it is saving us more. This reduces our lead time for conversions, and increases our efficiencies as a conversion team.
  • We have four licenses and in one conversion this year it allowed us to do a conversion that would not have been done. This conversion generated more than enough money to cover the cost of these four licenses for the entire year. The customer is ecstatic about the information that we were able to pull out of their reports and most of all the upper management of our company had their socks shocked off of them. Since the supplier of the software for this customer would not provide data to us for a conversion our upper management was going to cancel the sale to this customer, unless the customer was going to build our system from scratch. We were able to provide nearly a complete accounting and payroll conversion to this customer all from the data on their reports thanks to centerprise.
Don Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matillion

  • Load data in Snowflake with minimal efforts. Loading data from REST API's require few hours instead of days. Effective manpower utilization
  • Upscale or downscale instance size on demand which makes it a cost-effective solution
  • No need to maintain and upgrade infrastructure which means no separate operational cost and downtime
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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