UPDATED 12:00 EDT / JULY 28 2020


Cisco Cloud Security modernizes data analytics with Matillion ETL for Snowflake

Cloud data integration company Matillion Ltd. today announced a big customer win: Cisco Systems Inc.’s cloud security business.

U.K.-based Matillion offers extract/transform/load services for cloud data warehouses such as Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse and Google BigQuery. ETL refers to the three steps — extract, transform and load — that are used to prepare and blend data from multiple sources so it can be analyzed for business use.

The company’s main product, Matillion ETL, is used to load data into the Snowflake cloud data warehouse from various sources, including Microsoft SQL Server, Google Analytics and Salesforce. The data is then transformed in the cloud so companies can analyze it quickly to find useful insights.

By deploying Matillion ETL for Snowflake, Cisco Cloud Security said it was able to reduce its ETL application spend by 84% while meeting its growing data storage and reporting requirements.

Cisco Cloud Security is a provider of cloud infrastructure security products that work by analyzing customer data in order to find vulnerabilities and risks within their systems. It said it switched to Matillion ETL for Snowflake after outgrowing its legacy data storage and reporting system.

“Matillion ETL for Snowflake checks all of the boxes for us,” said Tim McDonough, business intelligence manager at Cisco Cloud Security. “Because it’s built for modern cloud data warehouses, we can use native Snowflake functionality to transform our data. Operationally, we are light years ahead of where we were with our legacy solution, and our business intelligence team can now easily deploy modeled data sets for reporting and analysis.”

Cisco Cloud Security said that aside from the cost savings, Matillion ETL for Snowflake also enables it to access and use data more easily than before. That’s because it helps Cisco’s business intelligence team to transform raw data into formats that are better optimized for loading and analysis.

In addition, Matillion ETL for Snowflake also enables Cisco Cloud Security to integrate its data warehouse environment with various popular visualization tools that make it easier to extract insights from that information.

“Matillion ETL for Snowflake’s ability to extract and transform data from various sources helps the team deliver business insights daily, future-proofing Cisco’s infrastructure,” said Matillion Chief Executive Officer Matthew Scullion. “By leveraging the benefits only the cloud can offer, Cisco Cloud Security demonstrates its continued leadership in enterprise security.”

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