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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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Matillion
8.1
Tableau Server
Simple transformations
Matillion
8.6
Tableau Server
Complex transformations
Matillion
7.5
Tableau Server

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Matillion
6.5
Tableau Server
Integration with data quality tools
Matillion
6.6
Tableau Server
Integration with MDM tools
Matillion
6.3
Tableau Server

BI Standard Reporting

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Matillion
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.0
Publish to Web
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to PDF
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.2
Report Versioning
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Matillion
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Predictive Analytics
Matillion
Tableau Server
5.8

Access Control and Security

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Matillion
Tableau Server
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Matillion
Tableau Server
6.1
REST API
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.9
Javascript API
Matillion
Tableau Server
7.0
iFrames
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.2
Java API
Matillion
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Matillion
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Matillion
Tableau Server
4.6

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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Matillion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | 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

Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | 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

Tableau Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tableau Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | 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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion
7.6
Tableau Server
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion
7.1
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Matillion
7.8
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Matillion
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Matillion
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Matillion
7.6
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Matillion
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Matillion
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Matillion
8.2
Tableau Server
9.1

Scalability

Matillion
6.7
Tableau Server

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