CData vs AWS Data Pipeline vs Skyvia

CData and AWS Data Pipeline 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.

Look at the side-by-side comparison chart

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AWS Data Pipeline

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About the Services

CData

CData Software is a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Founded in 2014, CData has more than 10,000 customers. They develop data connectivity drivers for ODBC, JDBC, .Net, and Python to make data access easy. It also provides adapters to known data integration solutions. This includes SSIS, Mulesoft, and more. And one of the data integration solutions it offers is CData Sync.

CData Sync supports ETL and ELT processes with SQL and dbt transformations. It works by creating jobs and tasks to process data from the source to the destination. Each job can use any of the 250+ sources supported. And tasks run in a sequential manner to achieve the format required in the destination. You can then schedule the jobs to run at a specific or recurring time. It also allows a Unix cron statement for advanced scheduling.

CData provides software that resides on customer premises and network environments. So, CData has no access to customer data. And it is not considered a ‘processor’ under the GDPR and like privacy laws.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline is a cloud-based data integration service from Amazon. It works well with cloud and on-premise data sources. Amazon launched it in 2012. And since then, it helped thousands of customers move and process data.

But unlike AWS Glue, Data Pipeline is not serverless. It requires an Amazon EC2 instance to perform processing.

AWS Data Pipeline has a web interface to define your data processing workflows. And it requires no coding knowledge. In one place, you can schedule, automate, and track your data workflows. It’s more of a fill-in-the-blanks rather than drag-and-drop.

AWS Data Pipeline is like any other AWS service when it comes to security and privacy. It’s HIPAA eligible and has various certifications, including SOC 1 and PCI DSS. Rest assured that your data is in safe hands.

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.

CDataAWS Data PipelineSkyvia
FocusETL, ELT, and data ingestion.ETLData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelNo-code solution for simple integrations.
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
Low code, no-code solutions.
Coding in various languages.
No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources250+JDBC-compatible connectors and Amazon ecosystem connectors.160+
DestinationsCloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.Supported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
Full or incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, by request.Through AWS SDKs.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.5 out of 5
12 reviews
4.1 out of 5
24 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.0
14 Ratings
4.7
1 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsRest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
AWS Data Pipeline CLI.
AWS Management Console.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesAPIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.AWS SDKs.
Query API.
Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 2.SOC 1/2/3, HIPAA, GDPR
ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018
PCI DSS
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processSelf-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.Use the free trial and talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.Pay-as-you-go.
No minimum contract term.
Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingVolume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.Based on frequencies of preconditions and activities.
With 12 months of free tier.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

CData

CData Sync connects to more than 250 data sources and more than 20 destinations. This includes relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. And NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Redis. And also, data warehousing platforms like Snowflake. It also supports SaaS platforms like Salesforce and more. Upon installation, CData Sync comes with select popular connectors. You can download other connectors on the CData website if you need more. And you can also install a new connector provided by their support team.

You can request CData for a custom connector and they promise to provide it to you in 90 days.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline has data connectors for AWS RDS, JDBC data sources, and more. These let you connect to various data sources. Be it databases, cloud platforms, and storage systems. Some of the most popular ones include Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Redshift.

AWS Data Pipeline allows you to connect to other data sources using AWS SDKs. This allows you to connect to any data source with an API or a JDBC driver. With this, you can use Java, .NET, and others.

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

CData

CData Sync allows two ways to transform data: SQL and dbt transformations. This means you need SQL and Python coding skills. For simple transformations, SQL is enough. But complex transformations may require Python.

You can use SQL for in-flight or midstream transformations in ETL. This means that transformation happens before loading. And use dbt (SQL and/or Python) for post-job transformations in ELT.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline supports various types of transformations like filtering, aggregation, and normalization. You can use a simple drag-and-drop interface to perform transformations. Or write your transformations using a programming language like Python or Java. For even more complex transformations, you can also use Hive, Pig, and MapReduce.

Scheduling data transformation activities is easy with AWS Data Pipeline. And you can also check it in real-time using the AWS Management Console or through API calls. With AWS Data Pipeline, customers have complete control over their data transformation process.

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

CData

CData has both standard and premium support for any of its products.

Standard technical support is through email. With this level of support, CData will do its best to solve your problem at the soonest possible time. This support covers licensing, installation, and issues involving any of their products. And before you email them, look for answers in the Online Knowledge Base first. The answer you’re looking for might already be there.

But, premium support is more priority over standard support. You can do these either by email or phone. And this also covers programming and other issues besides what standard support covers.

Live chat is also available through CData’s website.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline provides various levels of customer support. You can access documentation available on the AWS website. You can also submit tickets through the AWS Support Center. Or engage with the AWS community for guidance and support.

There are 4 plans for premium support: Developer, Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus. The plans differ in the level of support and the services included. It can be any or all of the following:

• 24/7 access to AWS support engineers,
• personalized support,
• and guidance for architecture and best practices.

AWS also provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for different response times.

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

CData

You can order CData Sync online and choose between the following:

• Standard,
• Professional,
• Enterprise,
• Pay-as-you-go through AWS and Azure,
• and Multi-server and site licensing.

CData will charge you based on the number of rows and connections. Price starts at $3,999 per year for the Standard license. And you pay for 5 connections and up to 100 million rows per month. Note also that in that whooping price, you can’t take advantage of the REST API access and change data capture features of supported databases. So, you have to go for the higher priced plan.

But before you take out your credit card for payment, you can request a trial of the software. The number of days you can do the trial is unspecified. To request a trial, you need to fill up a form on their website. Then, wait for their response in your email. Yet, you need to provide a corporate email. But if you don’t have one, you can send an email to the CData support email instead.

Note that in each of the plan, premium support is not included. You have to pay an extra $999.75 for it.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The frequency of pipeline runs forms the basis of the model. Low-frequency runs are pipelines that run less than once a day. Rates are lower than high-frequency runs, which are pipelines that run once a day or more.

AWS Data Pipeline also offers a Free Trial. This includes 3 low-frequency preconditions and 5 low-frequency activities per month. This is free for 12 months. The Free Trial includes access to all AWS features. So, customers can test out the service and see if it meets their needs.

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.