About the Services
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.
Dataloader.io is a cloud solution to import, export, and delete Salesforce data powered by Mulesoft Anypoint Platform, the counterpart of the desktop version of the same name. It focuses on Salesforce data enabling imports and exports to and from CSV files. These CSV files may come from FTP, SFTP, or cloud storage like Box and DropBox.
Dataloader.io doesn't require registration as it supports Salesforce authentication. Much like the desktop version, it uses fill-in-the-blank forms and not drag-and-drop. You can't use any other source or target aside from the mentioned ones. You can choose a task between Import, Export, and Delete and follow the wizard to complete it. The difference between the cloud and the desktop version is in scheduling and notification features.
With Dataloader.io, your data is safe with security and privacy certifications. It is PCI Level 2, SSAE16, ISO 27001, SOC 1 and 2, and GDPR compliant. This cloud service lives in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and uses AWS privacy and security certifications.
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.
|Focus||ETL, ELT, and data ingestion.||ETL||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||No-code solution for simple integrations.|
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
|No-code solution.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||CSV, Salesforce.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).|
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
|Full or partial based on date filters.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||None||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|None||4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.0|
|4.2 out of 5|
|Developer tools||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|Web-based interface.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||APIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.||None||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 2.||PCI Level 1, SSAE16, AES-256 data encryption, ISO 27001, SOC 1 and 2, GDPR.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Self-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Use the Free Tier or start the 30-day free trial then contact Sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Monthly||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||3 Pricing Plans (Free, Professional, Enterprise).|
With a 30-day free trial for Enterprise.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
There's little to say about Dataloader.io connectors because you can only use Salesforce data and CSV. Your CSVs should be in your local drive, FTP, or cloud storage like Box and DropBox. For Enterprise users, SFTP is also available.
Dataloader.io allows importing attachments to Salesforce from Zip files and exporting attachments from Salesforce to a Zip file. Each attachment relates to a Salesforce object, like Contacts or Events. When importing attachments, you should have a CSV file containing information about the attachments and the Zip file.
Trying an Import task shows a Database option as the data source, but it's not yet available.
If you need more data sources and destinations, it is better to choose another tool that has more connectors.
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.
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.
In Dataloader.io, you only specify a source Salesforce object or the CSV file. Then, you map the columns. There’s no option to transform data further.
If you need further transformation, you can use an external tool and work on the CSV files.
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.
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.
You have two support options in Dataloader.io: email and community. You only have the community to support you if you have the Free plan. The paid plans allow you also to have email support.
But for all paid plans, there’s a help center with videos and instructions for Dataloader.io tasks. Note that there’s no SLA or priority support available.
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.
You can order CData Sync online and choose between the following:
• 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.
There are three pricing plans for Dataloader.io: Free, Professional, and Enterprise. Each plan has its limits on what you can do within Dataloader.io.
You can try the Free plan immediately if you have a Salesforce account. The Free plan allows you to process 10,000 rows per month and a CSV file limit of 10MB. CSV locations available to you are your local drive, FTP, Box, and Dropbox. You can only have one scheduled task, which expires after 30 days. If you need help, only the community can provide it.
With the Professional plan, the number of rows increases to 100,000/month, and a CSV file limit extends to 50MB. You can also have 50 scheduled tasks that never expire. If you need help, you can send an email or ask the community. There’s no free trial for the Professional plan. Try the Free plan first. Then, extend the limits by paying per month per user.
The Enterprise plan offers a 30-day free trial. You can process unlimited rows monthly, and your file limit increases to 100MB. You also have flexible security and unlimited scheduled tasks.
Check out the pricing page for Dataloader.io for more details.
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.