CData vs AWS Glue vs Skyvia

CData and AWS Glue 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 Glue

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Skyvia

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 Glue

AWS Glue is a serverless data integration tool from Amazon. It helps you extract data from other cloud services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then, incorporate it into data lakes and data warehouses. It offers a cost-efficient way to process data for good use in analytics and machine learning. AWS Glue provides a performance-optimized infrastructure for running Apache Spark for data integration. It supports batch and stream processing. And it speeds up data ingestion, processing, and integration.

AWS Glue covers various data integration scenarios. This includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, and replication.

AWS Glue encrypts all customer data at rest using industry-standard encryption algorithms. AWS Glue also provides customers with fine-grained access control over their metadata. It is compliant with various security standards such as SOC 1/2/3, PCI DSS Level 1, and HIPAA Eligible Service.

Skyvia

Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, data migration, one way and bi-directional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 2014 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.

Skyvia offers more than 160 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 2000+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits both IT professionals and business users.

Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it applicable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to start using it with a completely free plan and then decide if further upgrade is needed.

It is hosted in a Microsoft Azure cloud which provides the best data security and complies with a wide set of security standards including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and many others.

CDataAWS GlueSkyvia
FocusETL, ELT, and data ingestion.ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.Data 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
Or, coding in Python or Scala on complex scenarios.
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 and incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, by request.API for creating custom connectors.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.5 out of 5
12 reviews
4.2 out of 5
94 reviews
4.8 out of 5
157 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.0
14 Ratings
4.2
173 Ratings
4.8
85 Ratings
Developer toolsRest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
AWS Glue Studio, Console, CLI, and API.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.Job bookmarking, parallel execution.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.Avail of 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.Pay-as-you-go.
No minimum contract term.
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 Glue

AWS Glue supports the following connection types:

• JDBC-compatible data sources,
• Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS),
• Amazon Redshift,
• Amazon DocumentDB,
• Kafka,
• MongoDB,
• MongoDB Atlas.

But there’s no mention of the latest number of data connectors available for AWS Glue.

AWS Glue provides an API for creating custom connectors. With this, you can connect to data sources unknown to AWS Glue.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers more than 160 connectors and the number is rapidly growing. Among these connectors there are CRM, accounting, email marketing, e-commerce, human resources, marketing automation, payment processing, product management, all major databases and DWH, flat files, etc. Customers can also leave request for creating 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 Glue

AWS Glue can generate ETL code to transform source data into target schemas. Its graphical user interface (GUI) supports various types of transformations. These include handling missing values, filtering, mapping, aggregating, pivoting, and more.

If you prefer to code your transformations, AWS Glue supports Python and Scala.

Skyvia

Skyvia is a full-featured ETL service that allows building data integrations with powerful transformations between multiple data sources. It is a no code solution with support for data splitting, complex expressions and formulas, lookups, and many more operations.

Skyvia's Data Flow and Control Flow components can be used for building more advanced ETL data pipelines with support for multiple connectors and additional features like modifying the data, flowing through them, splitting flows of records into multiple outputs, or modifying data flow variables.

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 Glue

AWS Glue provides different levels of support for its customers. These include Basic, Developer, Business, and Enterprise.

Basic support is free. And this includes access to AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Personal Health Dashboard.

Developer support includes all Basic support features, then add a 12-hour response time resolution of cases.

Business support includes all Developer support features, plus 1-hour response time for cases and Infrastructure Event Management.

Enterprise support includes all Business support features, plus a dedicated Technical Account Manager (TAM) and Infrastructure Event Management with customizations.

You can reach AWS Glue customer support by creating a case in the AWS Support Center. AWS Glue provides an SLA of 99.9% availability for its service. If you need premium support, you can avail of AWS Premium Support.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers free email, chat (on 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 Glue

AWS Glue pricing depends on the number of Data Processing Units (DPUs) used per hour. DPUs are a measure of processing power and memory capacity. AWS Glue charges $0.44 per DPU hour. This means you pay only for what you use with no upfront costs or commitments.

AWS Glue also has Always Free AWS Glue 1 Million. It includes 1 million objects stored in the AWS Glue Data Catalog and 1 million requests/month.

Skyvia

Skyvia Data Integration is a freemium tool with an option to request a 14-day trial. Paid plans start from $19 per month. Pricing tiers (from Basic to Enterprise) vary by the number of successfully loaded records, frequency of scheduling and the inclusion of the advanced ETL features. There are no purchase commitments and customers are able to upgrade or downgrade at any time depending on their needs. A detailed comparison can be found here.