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"It is quite useful and powerful.""The Hierarchical Data Stage is good.""Once you have Infosphere up and running properly, it is stable.""The most valuable feature is the data integration for data warehousing.""It's a robust solution.""Offers great flexibility.""As a data integration platform, it is easy to use. It is quite robust and useful for volumetric analysis when you have huge volumes of data. We have tested it for up to ten million rows, and it is robust enough to process ten million rows internally with its parallel processing. Its error logging mechanism is far simpler and easier to understand than other data integration tools. The newer version of InfoSphere has the data catalog and IDC lineage. They are helpful in the easy traceability of columns and tables.""We are mostly using transmission rules. It has a lot of functions and logic related to transmission. It is a user-friendly tool with in-built functions."

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"The loading of data is the most valuable feature of Matillion ETL.""The simplicity of this tool is nice. It has a good graphical user interface. You can also do a lot of generic stuff in the tool. If there is good connectivity to a cloud database, such as Snowflake, and you can have a lot of Snowflake functionality in the tool."

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Cons
"It would be useful to provide support for Python, AR, and Java.""The setup is extremely difficult.""The pricing should be lower.""It doesn't have any big data connections. It would be good to have them because most of the systems are moving towards big data. There should also be a user-friendly way to interact with the cloud. Its loading process is very slow. It takes a lot of time for around 5 or 6 million records, and we are not able to provide real-time data to the vendors due to this delay. Its performance needs to be improved. It is also like a legacy system. It is not updated much. In higher versions, they only do small changes. We would like to have new features and new technologies.""Currently lacking virtualization ability.""Its documentation is not up to the mark. While building APIs, we had a lot of problems trying to get around it because it is not very user-friendly. We tried to get hold of API documentation, but the documentation is not very well thought out. It should be more structured and elaborate. In terms of additional features, I would like to see good reporting on performance and performance-tuning recommendations that can be based on AI. I would also like to see better data profiling information being reported on InfoSphere.""The interface needs improvement.""The initial setup could be more straightforward."

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"It can have multi-environment support. We should be able to deploy it in different environments. Its integration with SAP connection is not so nice, which should be improved. It can also support an on-prem database.""There are certain functions that are available in other ETL tools which are still not present in Matillion ETL. It would be good to have more features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost is too high."
  • "It's very expensive."
  • "Our internal team takes care of group licensing and cost. We don't have individual licenses. We have group licensing at the company level. Usually, IBM doesn't charge anything separately on the licensing side. For storage and everything else, we are paying around $6,000 per month, which is not very high. It includes Linux data storage, execution, and licensing. They're charging $40 for one-hour execution. Based on that, we are spending around $2,000 on the production environment and $1,000 on the lower environment for testing and development-side executions. For the mainframe, we are using the Db2 mainframe database, and we are spending around $1,000 on the Db2 mainframe database as well. All this comes out to be around $6,000. We, however, would like to have some cost reduction."
  • "The price is expensive but there are no licensing fees."
  • "It is quite expensive."
  • "It's quite expensive."
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  • "Its price depends on what you expect. You pay on a monthly basis, but there is a possibility to have special contracts depending on the installation."
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    Comparable solutions will have common disadvantages, which is the total cost of the project. It's quite expensive.
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    The simplicity of this tool is nice. It has a good graphical user interface. You can also do a lot of generic stuff in the tool. If there is good connectivity to a cloud database, such as… more »
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    Its price depends on what you expect. You pay on a monthly basis, but there is a possibility to have special contracts depending on the installation.
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    Also Known As
    Matillion ETL for Redshift, Matillion ETL for Snowflake, Matillion ETL for BigQuery
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    Overview
    IBM InfoSphere DataStage integrates data across multiple systems using a high performance parallel framework, and it supports extended metadata management and enterprise connectivity. The scalable platform provides more flexible integration of all types of data, including big data at rest (Hadoop-based) or in motion (stream-based), on distributed and mainframe platforms.

    Matillion ETL for Redshift is a fast, modern, easy-to-use and powerful ETL/ELT tool that makes it simple and productive to load and transform data on Amazon Redshift.  100 x faster than traditional ETL technology, up and running in under 5 minutes and prices from $1.37 per hour, with no commitments or up-front costs.

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    Sample Customers
    Dubai Statistics Center, Etisalat Egypt
    Thrive Market, MarketBot, PWC, Axtria, Field Nation, GE, Superdry, Quantcast, Lightbox, EDF Energy, Finn Air, IPRO, Twist, Penn National Gaming Inc
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company63%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    IBM InfoSphere DataStage is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while Matillion ETL is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is rated 7.6, while Matillion ETL is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere DataStage writes "Robust, easy to use, has a simple error logging mechanism, and works very well for huge volumes of data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Matillion ETL writes "A stable and scalable solution that allows you to do a lot of generic stuff and comes with good GUI and support". IBM InfoSphere DataStage is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas Matillion ETL is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, Talend Open Studio, AWS Glue and WhereScape RED.

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