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Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion

Matillion is great for handling bulk and 'delta' loads to your warehouse, i.e. updating the warehouse with only those records updated since the last execution of the pipeline. The components and Python scripting provide a huge amount of flexibility in what the pipeline does, but you do need to have the expertise to know how to implement it properly.Matillion has been less good at extracting data from APIs. The functionality was found to be complex and it was unclear how to manage things like pagination and rate limiting in API calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Matillion
7.9
Sisense
Connect to traditional data sources
Matillion
8.3
Sisense
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Matillion
7.6
Sisense

Data Transformations

Matillion
8.1
Sisense
Simple transformations
Matillion
8.6
Sisense
Complex transformations
Matillion
7.5
Sisense

Data Modeling

Matillion
7.2
Sisense
Data model creation
Matillion
7.6
Sisense
Metadata management
Matillion
6.6
Sisense
Business rules and workflow
Matillion
7.4
Sisense
Collaboration
Matillion
6.8
Sisense
Testing and debugging
Matillion
6.3
Sisense
feature 1
Matillion
8.2
Sisense

Data Governance

Matillion
6.5
Sisense
Integration with data quality tools
Matillion
6.6
Sisense
Integration with MDM tools
Matillion
6.3
Sisense

BI Standard Reporting

Matillion
Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Matillion
Sisense
6.9
Customizable dashboards
Matillion
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Matillion
Sisense
8.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Matillion
Sisense
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Matillion
Sisense
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Matillion
Sisense
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Matillion
Sisense
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Matillion
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Matillion
Sisense
8.6
Publish to Web
Matillion
Sisense
9.2
Publish to PDF
Matillion
Sisense
8.7
Report Versioning
Matillion
Sisense
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Matillion
Sisense
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Matillion
Sisense
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Matillion
Sisense
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Matillion
Sisense
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Matillion
Sisense
8.2

Access Control and Security

Matillion
Sisense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Matillion
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Matillion
Sisense
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Matillion
Sisense
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Matillion
Sisense
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Matillion
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Matillion
Sisense
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Matillion
Sisense
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Matillion
Sisense
7.0

Pros

Matillion

  • The workspace is drag and drop, which makes it intuitive and easy to use.
  • Server creation and management is robust. We haven't had to worry too much about it once we got it created.
  • The job scheduler is very simple and intuitive.
  • Matillion allows you to run Python, which grants almost unlimited flexibility, even without using any other components.
Hyrum Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Matillion

  • Limited selection of instance sizes - Larger organizations and groups my need to set up multilple instances depending on estimations on concurrent users.
  • Lack of complete github, gitlab, or other source control integration - it has internal versioning but it is limited. Manual job exports currently don't lend well for useful DIFFs comparison when using those technologies.
  • Needs more options for authentication and security - User creation is very manual and can be tedious and difficult to manage for larger installations.
Patrick Hildreth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion

Matillion 7.1
Based on 2 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

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Matillion

Matillion 7.8
Based on 87 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

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 4 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
Daniel Colussi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Matillion

Matillion 7.6
Based on 4 answers
For most of users support can provide needed help. And it is always in a really short time frame.In some really advanced cases there was necessary to include highly tech people and there was a lot of back and forth. Because I have a case that is not resolved for more than a year and the bug is based on initial bad implementation (Google AdManager component) I would suggest that sometimes don't rush to publish something that is not ready.
Aleksa Topalović | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 10.0
Based on 10 answers
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Matillion

Matillion 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Not really a part of the implementation to give fare insight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Sisense

1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Matillion

Matillion 6.7
Based on 79 answers
Instance size can be upgraded or downgraded with few clicks and hourly billing rate will change immediately. No need to restart Matillion instance. Matillion Enterprise edition has several benefits and will be activated automatically by configuring ">=m4." large instance size
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Matillion

  • Matillion has dramatically decreased the time it takes to create new ETL
  • Matillion has reduced the amount of time it takes to execute our daily ETL processing (by 50% or more)
  • Matillion has increased the number of people who can develop ETL by making ETL development easier
  • Matillion has increased the variety of data sources we can bring into our data warehouse
  • Matillion has made it a little harder to manage source control and deployment
Matthew Burr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
Hui (Ken) Zheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Matillion

General

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

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.

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion
7.6
Sisense
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion
7.1
Sisense
8.9

Usability

Matillion
7.8
Sisense
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Matillion
Sisense
8.2

Performance

Matillion
Sisense
8.2

Support Rating

Matillion
7.6
Sisense
10.0

In-Person Training

Matillion
Sisense
7.3

Online Training

Matillion
Sisense
8.2

Implementation Rating

Matillion
8.2
Sisense
7.1

Scalability

Matillion
6.7
Sisense
8.2

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