Alteryx Designer vs Funnel vs Skyvia

Alteryx Designer and Funnel both offer a data integration solution. Compare the features and benefits, data sources and destinations, and see which meets your needs. Look at the side-by-side comparison chart of the two data integration solutions.

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About the Services

Alteryx Designer

Alteryx Designer claims to be an all-in-one tool. That is from data preparation to analytics. And G2 and Gartner report positive feedback from end users. Alteryx as a company started in 1997 and became one of the trusted data platforms by known brands. It has various products, including Alteryx Designer Desktop and Cloud.

Alteryx Designer allows you to blend, prep, and analyze your data. Coding is optional, and the tool offers drag-and-drop capabilities. It’s good to see reviews from other users for specifics because some say that it’s easy, but others say there’s a steep learning curve. And note that the Desktop Edition is for Windows only. So, Mac and Linux users are out of the picture.

If you need to switch between Desktop and Cloud and back, it is not possible for now. Because the 2 Editions are 2 separate tools. You can’t migrate your workflows from the Desktop to the Cloud and vice-versa. You need to create them from scratch. That’s why you need to choose between the two and stick with your choice.

Alteryx implemented many measures to ensure the safety of customer data. They have earned certifications like HIPAA, SOC 1 and 2, and GDPR compliance.

Funnel

Funnel is a marketing data platform. It provides business-ready data for reporting and analysis. It focuses on marketers to become more data-driven. Since its launch in 2014, it has served 1800+ customers, including Samsung, Adidas, and Sony.

It connects to marketing apps and stores them in Funnel. Then, Funnel becomes a centralized hub for all your marketing data. You can share this data with analytics tools like Tableau and Power BI or Google Sheets and Excel. You can also make scheduled exports to data warehouses in AWS, Azure, and Snowflake.

Funnel has a web interface. No coding is needed. You just fill in the forms necessary for the tool to work. If you wish to try it out, you need to book a demo first. Funnel gathers your information during this demo using your own data. You can discuss the trial period and the next steps with their experts.

Funnel stores your data. If you worry about security and privacy, they are ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type I, GDPR, and CCPA certified. With an Enterprise plan, you can choose the region where to store your data (EU or US).

Skyvia

Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform for many data integration scenarios. It’s an all-rounder tool for ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, data migration, one-way and bi-directional data sync, workflow automation, and more. Devart launched this fantastic product in 2014 for cloud data integration and backup.

Skyvia offers more than 160 ready-made data connectors. These are available for thousands of free users, including 2000+ paid customers. Big names like Hyundai and General Electric trust Skyvia to process their data. Its easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface suits both IT professionals and business users. And don’t take our word for it. Listen to G2 reviewers about how easy it is to start and work with it. Data integration experts who used other tools can adapt with little to no help from support.

Skyvia has flexible pricing plans perfect for small startups and large enterprises. So, it makes it applicable to businesses of all sizes. Also, Skyvia’s freemium model allows users to start using it now and then decide if they need to upgrade later.

The safety of your data is also our prime concern. So, we hosted it in Microsoft Azure cloud, providing the best data security and privacy. It complies with a wide set of security standards, including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and many others.

Alteryx DesignerFunnelSkyvia
FocusETL, Data PrepETLData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelLow-code, no-code solutions.
Python skills for complex scenarios.
No-code solutions.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources80+500+160+
DestinationsSupported data sources.1Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull or incremental load.Full or incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesThrough Alteryx Connector SDK.By request.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.5 out of 5
284 reviews
4 out of 5
105 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.5
59 Ratings
None4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsCLI.
Alteryx API/SDK.
Funnel Web Interface.REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesPredictive analytics and machine learning.NoneVisual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 2, GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA
Privacy Shield
TrustArc Certified Privacy Seal
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Star Level 1/2
Available to Alteryx Designer Cloud
ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type I, GDPR, CCPA.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processUse the free trial and talk to sales.Book a demo, do the trial, then talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inRenewable annual contracts.Annual or monthly.Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingPricing is different depending on the Edition.
Contact sales for more information.
Unspecified period of free trial.
Different pricing plans for marketers and agencies.

Billed annually or monthly.

With free trial for an unspecified period.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Alteryx Designer

Alteryx Designer supports over 80 data connectors. It includes data on cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. And popular databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

You can use the Alteryx Connector SDK to create a custom connector. This allows customers to connect to any data source. This means you need a knack for Python programming to create custom connectors.

Funnel

Funnel supports 230+ core connectors available for all pricing plans and custom connectors. There are more that 500 core and custom connectors supported in total. The lowest pricing plan allows using core connectors only. The Plus pricing plan allows using three custom connectors. The Enterprise plan allows using ten custom connectors.

If your data source is unavailable in the core or custom connectors list, you can request it from Funnel. However, Funnel doesn't guarantee to add the requested data source.

The only supported destination is Funnel. If you need to load data to a data warehouse, it needs to be in Funnel first. Then you can share it with known data warehouses like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Snowflake.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers more than 160 connectors, and more to come very soon. It supports connectors for CRMs, accounting, email marketing, e-commerce, human resources, marketing automation, payment processing, product management, all major databases and DWH, flat files, and more. It’s also not a problem whether your data is on-premise or in the cloud.

You can access your on-premise data with peace of mind using the Skyvia Agent. It allows you to connect to databases like SQL Server, MySQL, and more using an encrypted connection. You need to download the Skyvia Agent and install it. Then, download a secured key file and place it in the same folder as the Agent. The Agent is like an unbreakable metal door, and you use the key file to open that door to your on-premise data. You can also set it up so that Skyvia can access only the resources you specify and nothing else.

Customers can also leave a request for a new data connector. And Skyvia will prioritize building it without additional payment.

Transformation

Alteryx Designer

With Alteryx Designer, you can perform a wide range of transformations. Be it filtering, sorting, aggregating, pivoting, and more. The software also supports data profiling and cleansing.

You can perform data transformations in Alteryx Designer using a drag-and-drop interface. Some of the transformations are the Formula, Multi-Field Formula, and Cross Tab. It makes it easy to transform data without coding. But for complex scenarios, you can code using Python or SQL, or do machine learning.

Funnel

There’s no coding required to perform transformations. Transformations are analysis-centric using the terms dimensions and metrics. You can define dimensions and metrics with rules by filling up a form.

You are able to deduplicate data, group data, create views and share them with your team. If available capabilities are not enough, you can perform further transformations outside Funnel. This is possible with reporting and visualization tools like Power BI and Looker.

Skyvia

Skyvia is a full-featured ETL service that allows powerful data transformations. It is a no-code solution allowing data splitting, conversion, lookups, and many more.

You can use the Skyvia Data Flow and Control Flow for advanced data pipelines. Transformations for these advanced pipelines are flexible. It supports extending your data with new columns, conditional flows, and summarized values. And all these you can do with parameters, variables, and more for flexibility without code.

Moreover, Skyvia has an Expression Builder to build formulas with many functions. With this, you can convert or extract parts of the data or form new values to suit your needs. And if you love coding in SQL, Skyvia can further extend your transformation needs. It supports multiple joins, groupings, CASE expressions, and more in SELECT queries. And you can also use DML commands like INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.

Support

Alteryx Designer

There are 2 editions for Alteryx Designer: Designer Desktop and Designer Cloud. And each has an online documentation. There is also a community to help newbies and experts alike to address issues in the 2 products.

Alteryx Designer also offers technical support through email and phone. There are also different levels of support depending on your subscription plan. Premium support is available for customers who need immediate help. And extra support beyond the offerings in their subscription plan. It also provides an SLA. It outlines the response times and issue resolution for different levels of support. Check out the Alteryx Support Guidelines page for more details.

Funnel

Funnel support depends on the pricing plan you choose.

For the Essentials plan, you can only contact support by email without SLA. With the Plus plan, you can contact support by chat and email. The Funnel team can guide you through setup and configuration. For the Enterprise plan, priority chat and email support are available. You can also avail yourself of an Enterprise SLA.

The product guides, videos, and knowledge base are available for all plans.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers free email, chat (on the website or in-app), and forum support for all customers. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.

For paid customers, there's also a phone support option and additional support options for Enterprise customers.

Pricing

Alteryx Designer

There are 2 editions for Alteryx Designer: Designer Desktop and Designer Cloud.

You need to contact sales for the updated pricing. If you are a new customer for Alteryx Designer Cloud, you need to pay a separate platform fee. And also buy for 3 users, at least. Some reviewers in G2 feels it’s too pricey.

There’s a free trial for each edition. But there’s no mention of how long the trial will be.

Funnel

Pricing in Funnel is for marketers and marketing agencies. Each has three pricing plans.

For marketers, there are Essential, Plus, and Enterprise plans. For marketing agencies, there are Small, Medium, and Large plans. The details and price for each are the same based on their pricing page. Pricing is monthly but billed annually. Though the lowest plan has a monthly billing option for higher price.

Each plan defines how many custom connectors, users, and support you get. Although, there are different pricing plans, the review sites users consider Funnel expensive.

Skyvia

Skyvia Data Integration is a freemium tool with an option to request a 14-day trial. So, price is not a barrier to entry.

And when you’re ready, paid plans start from $19 per month. Pricing tiers depend on a few factors. It includes the number of loaded records, scheduling frequency, and advanced ETL features. There are no sale commitments. And customers can upgrade or downgrade at any time. Check out a detailed comparison here.

If you doubt the price is worth it, check out review sites like G2. Aside from ease of use, reasonable pricing is one of the things Skyvia customers like. So, you can be sure the features you get are worth every penny.