Next generation of data prep
January 31, 2019

Next generation of data prep

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Trifacta

We are using Trifacta within our organization for multiple use cases. These include simple reporting, data profiling, issue detection, and data prep for analytics. The main benefit of this tool is that you can get at the target data very quickly compared to any programming language.
  • Data profiling
  • Big data processing
  • Data wrangling
  • Automation
  • Smart algorithms suggest data manipulation steps when you simply select data.
  • Hadoop source data tables are presented in a flat searchable list but I would rather see them in the native hierarchy.
  • Web interface can be flaky. We often need to refresh the page.
  • Trifacta is not cheap. Replacing expensive programmers is a plus, though.
  • The ability to get at desired data quickly can be a differentiator for your organization, as tools like Trifacta are not yet mainstream, but they will be.
Our IT group presented Trifacta to me. They picked it out and among the crowd for me. This was way beyond ETL tools, SQL, or any programming language. It's just much faster and because it's sitting on Hadoop you bypass some of the slowdowns typically faced with RDBMS.
Trifacta is well suited for complex, numerous, and large data sets. Of course, it handles smaller or simpler data quite well also. I find it uselful all the time for distilling the data down to the desired output.