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Matillion ETL Integration vs K3 ETL Data Prep & Integration: Which is better?

The Major Differences between Matillion ETL and K3 ETL

Is your organization considering an ETL solution for its data needs? Here is a high-level comparison of the Matillion ETL and K3 ETL platforms to determine which option is a better fit.

  • Ease of use: Matillion ETL is a lower-code environment; K3 visualizes and normalizes data with no coding required.
  • Scalability: Matillion ETL is billed at an hourly rate; K3 ETL offers a little to no-code environment with one price.
  • Data deployment: Matillion ETL offers hosted-cloud and private-cloud deployments; K3 ETL offers hosted-cloud, private-cloud and on-premises deployments.
  • Data integration: Matillion ETL is capable of pulling data to a downstream warehouse; K3 ETL can drive data to virtually any endpoint.
  • Data Privacy: Matillion ETL does not offer data privacy assurance; K3 ETL is backed by a data privacy guarantee.


THE BIG TAKEAWAY:

  • Matillion is a lower-code environment that is billed at an hourly rate.
  • Matillion’s data deployment is limited to the cloud.
  • Matillion is capable of pulling data downstream to certain data warehouses, but does not offer a data privacy guarantee.

Matillion and K3 Overview

Matillion is a private cloud-based ETL platform that natively integrates with data warehouses. It works with a long list of pre-built data source connectors, loads data into a cloud data environment and then performs the transformations necessary so the data is consumable by analytics tools.

K3 Enterprise is an integration application with hundreds of API adapters and no coding required. It is built to handle legacy archetypal data forms and non-conforming data sources. It also features K3 data prep and K3 data load functionalities. With K3 ETL, you can visualize your data, map it and then flow it to files, APIs, databases, data warehouses, and data lakes like Redshift or Snowflake.

Let’s take a more in-depth look at how Matillion ETL and K3 ETL compare side-by-side.

Data Deployment

Hosted Cloud Deployment

Yes

Yes

Private Cloud Deployment

Yes

Yes

On Premise Deployment

Yes

No

Data Stays Private Guarantee

Yes

No

Scalability

No Per User Charges

Yes

No

Database CDC Connections (see databases)

Yes

No

SaaS Connections (see connectors)

Yes

Some

Multiple Formats (XML, JSON, EDI, etc.)

Yes

No

Features Comparison

Data Rules Engines

Yes

No

Low Code Data Route Configuration

Yes

Yes

Low Code ETL

Yes

Yes*

Data Orchestration

Yes

No

Low Learning Curve

Yes

Yes

Audit Trail

Yes

No

Test/Prod accounts included

Yes

No

Capabilities and Functional Comparison

K3

Matillion

EASE OF USE

K3 ETL requires no coding or programming expertise. Whether you’re flowing data into Snowflake, Amazon Redshift or legacy databases, K3 is an intuitive, out-of-the-box solution. However, K3 is also able to connect to hundreds of other destinations besides data warehouses. Even in the same instance the user is not constrained to a single destination. Your data can flow to any number of targets.

Matillion ETL is a lower-code data transformation tool that is limited to cloud data warehouses targets such as Snowflake, Amazon Redshift.

SCALABILITY

K3 ETL is optimized for scalability, and the low-code environment makes it accessible to non-technical users and experienced developers alike. With K3, you get one solution with one price.

Matillion is scalable at the hardware level and is charged per server, per hour.

DATA DEPLOYMENT

K3 ETL offers hosted-cloud, private-cloud and on-premises deployments. No matter where the data starts, K3 can connect and flow it downstream to your destination of choice.

Matillion ETL is limited to private-cloud deployments. It does not offer on-premises deployment.

DATA INTEGRATION

K3 can drive data to virtually any endpoint, with K3 for MySQL also available. For companies relying solely on Redshift or Snowflake, K3 makes it possible to expand to other options later.

Matillion focuses on driving data to Redshift and Snowflake endpoints. Matillion for MySQL is also available to facilitate the process.

DATA PRIVACY

K3 is backed by a data privacy guarantee. Your data is your data and not used by K3 for any purpose, ever. K3 does not use any backdoor, master control or other feature that would give access to your data.

Matillion ETL does not offer a data privacy guarantee.

K3 IS BEST FOR EASE OF USE AND DATA FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT

Matillion is a reliable, lower-code ETL tool, but it’s limited to cloud data warehouses. K3 is a powerful, no-coding-required ETL tool that integrates with legacy and new applications alike, regardless of where they reside—in the cloud, private cloud or on-premises. Even for companies relying solely on Redshift or Snowflake, K3 offers the flexibility to expand to other options, which is crucial in an ever-changing digital landscape. Setup a free demo to see how K3 ETL can empower your data transformation.

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