The well-funded UK data integration startup Matillion Ltd. today announcement the launch of a new low-code platform that comes with its own ecosystem of third-party tools to help companies get critical business-ready information in record time.
Matillion made headlines in September 2021 when it closed a late-stage $150 million funding round that brought its total amount raised to over $310 million and its valuation north of 1. $5 billion. It has managed to attract this money with its compelling offering based on extraction, transformation and loading services which are used to prepare and blend data from multiple sources and prepare it to be analyzed for business insights.
In this way, Matillion overcomes a key problem for enterprises, as transferring data to an analytics environment is difficult to say the least. The problem is that very often the native format in which the data is stored is not supported by the desired analysis tool. The data must therefore be modified before it can be processed.
That’s where Matillion comes in with a suite of pre-packaged connectors that can easily transfer data from A to B in the right format. It works with dozens of popular databases, as well as software-as-a-service platforms like Salesforce.
Building on this foundation, Matillion has created an integrated platform called Data Productivity Cloud, which is a revamped and rebranded version of its offering that can adapt to almost any type of data environment. It gives data teams the tools they need to load, transform, synchronize and orchestrate data through a single platform that promises to dramatically increase their productivity.
The advantage of the Matillion Data Productivity Cloud is its simplicity, the company explained, as it is uniquely ready for any user to connect data and put it to work. Matillion uses a wizard-based approach that allows users to create custom connectors to load any type of data into the platform, with no coding required.
Matillion further explained that its new platform is built on an open and extensible architecture, which means it is ready to be used with several third-party cloud data solutions. Data Productivity Cloud comes with native integrations to dozens of popular cloud-based data tools, helping keep cloud data environments running smoothly. This makes it even easier for teams to create data transformation and orchestration tasks, either through a low-code interface or using their preferred coding method.
Other new features include enterprise application connectors for SAP, Workday and Anaplan, allowing customers to connect to these data sources and derive insights with ease. Additionally, Matillion said it is the first ETL platform to support Snowflake Inc.’s Zero Copy Clone, allowing teams to test against a live data clone without incurring risk. or additional costs. It’s a useful feature that should be adopted by DataOps teams, Matillion said.
Additionally, Matillion will soon add support for orchestrating code written in Spark notebooks for Databricks, the company said. This will make it easier for data scientists to orchestrate machine learning models in Matillion ETL for Databricks from any laptop.
Finally, Matillion said that with its Data Productivity Cloud, it can now achieve unlimited scalability with full control. This is made possible by secure, serverless remote executors capable of scaling all aspects of data workflows, the company said. This means teams can collect, enrich and redistribute data without borders from their cloud environments, with built-in governance and data sovereignty.
“Matillion puts data teams at the center of creating competitive advantage by helping them deliver enterprise-ready data, faster,” said Ciaran Dynes, Chief Product Officer, Matillion. “The Data Productivity Cloud is designed to meet data practitioners wherever they are – at their skill level, for their data stack, and to meet their current and future ambitions.”