Matillion vs. SolarWinds Task Factory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Matillion
Score 6.4 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
SolarWinds Task Factory
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, SolarWinds Task Factory saves time managing tedious ELT/ETL tasks with high-performing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) components that can be used within the Visual Studio environment to connect to nearly any data source. Task Factory’s components and tasks have been optimized to ensure fast performance of data-centric applications, and the user can run Task Factory…N/A
Pricing
MatillionSolarWinds Task Factory
Editions & Modules
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Task Factory
1,245 (annual subscription license)
per server
Task Factory Azure Data Factory
1,495 (annual subscription license)
per ADF node
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MatillionSolarWinds Task Factory
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBilled 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
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Top Pros
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Features
MatillionSolarWinds Task Factory
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Matillion
7.2
128 Ratings
14% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
40 Ratings
12% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources7.5127 Ratings9.440 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL7.087 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Matillion
6.0
129 Ratings
31% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1
39 Ratings
10% above category average
Simple transformations6.6129 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Complex transformations5.4128 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Matillion
6.8
121 Ratings
17% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
-
Ratings
Data model creation9.133 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management9.140 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow6.1113 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration3.9113 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging4.5114 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Matillion
8.2
23 Ratings
1% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Integration with data quality tools8.222 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.220 Ratings9.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
MatillionSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(130 ratings)
8.1
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(6 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
5.3
(129 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(7 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
5.2
(122 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MatillionSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
Matillion
Matillion is very easy to learn and develop quickly. It also allows complex orchestration on a visual platform. It has many ready-made components, and it is easy to develop new user components. Although Git integration needs some further development, it enables teamwork in the same project with the "Versions."
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SolarWinds
Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
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Pros
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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SolarWinds
  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
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Cons
Matillion
  • Static and monolithic, it will show its limits when running multiple concurrent jobs.
  • Github and versioning implementation is messy and broken. Don't use it.
  • There's not way to see/query the system resources, just wait for a server to crash due to out of memory. An admin panel would be appreciated + some env variables with updated info.
  • API implementation is cumbersome and limited.
  • There's no concept of hub and worker engine, everything happens of the same server (designing workflows and executing them). Having separate light ETL engines to run job could be better. (sort of docker/kubernetes/lambda functions).
  • Handling of variables is limited especially for returned values from sub components.
  • Some components could return more metadata at the end of their execution instead of the standard one.
  • Billing is badly designed not taking into account that the server is hosted by the client. Expensive.
  • We had several issue with migration where starting a new instance was required and then migrating the content. It was painful and time consuming also have to deal with support and engineering team on Matillion side.
  • CDC doesn't work as expected or it is not a mature product yet.
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SolarWinds
  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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SolarWinds
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
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Usability
Matillion
Data modeling and SQL knowledge are still heavily recommended when using Matillion because designing a successful and maintainable data transformation requires modeling it with a developer mindset. The data transformation components are often a thin wrapper around SQL concepts, and they don't simplify life that much, IMO. An example is the window component, which cannot facilitate the complex concept of SQL windows just by exposing it to a different interface. On the other hand, low code ingestion is very good and usable, especially for GSheets, Salesforce, and others.
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SolarWinds
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
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Support Rating
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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SolarWinds
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
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Implementation Rating
Matillion
We were able to control on access and built various enviroment for implementation
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SolarWinds
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
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Alternatives Considered
Matillion
Matillion is much easier to set up and easier to work for the team. Offers a lot more connections which are easier to set up. Environment variables make it easy to set up once and job creation is easy. We use Metadata tables to just loop through the list of tables that need to be loaded. So development is just a matter of seconds when there are new tables to be loaded.
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SolarWinds
ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
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Scalability
Matillion
The current connectivity is set to provide information primarily in one direction; from simpler OLTP systems to big data warehouses. Allowing the big data warehouses (e.g., Snowflake) to be used as a source for transmission elsewhere would be a big extension to the product line and provide more flexibility in architecture.
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SolarWinds
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Return on Investment
Matillion
  • Our embedded data analysts (data analysts that sit in a team outside of the Data team) all now use Matillion to create proof of concepts (POCs). This allows them to debug logic at a component level and quickly explore ideas without investing lots of time and effort.
  • Since the soft-announcement of ‘Data as a product’ (a beta launch) and demoing Matillion to some of our internal customers we’ve had a huge number of requests from people to get their hands on this new method of self serving data. We’ve yet to release the full product and make a company wide announcement, but early estimates show we can expect around 10-15% of the company to be onboarded and using Matillion as part of Data as a Product. Given the Data team only accounts for around 2% for the company's employees, that’s a huge increase in the number of people using and manipulating raw data!
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SolarWinds
  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
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ScreenShots

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.

SolarWinds Task Factory Screenshots

Screenshot of Salesforce.com SourceScreenshot of Dimension Merge SCD TransformScreenshot of Upsert DestinationScreenshot of REST Source