Good at its core, but not a commercial dev tool
March 05, 2020

Good at its core, but not a commercial dev tool

Mark Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Matillion

We are using Matillion in our global IT department to process incoming revenue data from hundreds of sources around the world.
  • Processing large data
  • Easy to use UI
  • Simplified the building of complicated SQL
  • GIT implementation is shocking
  • Multi-developers is almost impossible to manage
  • Variable handling is time consuming
  • No telephone support
  • Fast processing of large data - from 2 weeks to 3.5 hours.
  • It costs too much to manage the change control manually. It has slowed down the redevelopment much more than promised by the salespeople.
The core of what it does is great and it does it very well. It has meant scaling up development to 5 or 6 developers and you need another person to full time manage the change control and feature deployment.
It has been an ongoing learning curve for a year. The basics are simple to pick up but after that, you have to turn to support for answers as there is nothing on the web. Support can take days to get an answer after emails are sent back & forth to gather the information required to answer your questions.
You have certain size servers available from the AWS marketplace but even then it doesn’t seem to multi-thread it allow multiple of the same job to run concurrently. I really would like to see a single use, spin up, process one job and then spin down implementation of Matillion but on demand is not an option
Having used it for over a year, I would say it is great in a user environment but not as a corporate development tool.

Matillion Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Not Rated
Simple transformations
10
Complex transformations
10
Business rules and workflow
5
Collaboration
1