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.
SnapLogic provides a unified platform for app integration, data integration, and API management. Founded in 2006, it now has 5 global offices to meet the demands of more customers. It is an iPaaS company offering tools integrating various data sources. This includes cloud databases, SaaS, and on-premise apps. It’s Data Integration and Automation offers ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL.
SnapLogic uses a graphical interface augmented by AI. With this, it claims to create pipelines 40% – 60% faster than other pipeline designers. Another thing is the Integration Assistant. It is a recommendation engine that uses machine learning. And it predicts the next step in building a pipeline. It claims to have an accuracy of up to 90% in recommending the next step.
Its 700+ pre-built connectors called Snaps are available across other SnapLogic products. This includes Data Integration and Automation. There are also transformation snaps to do cleansing and data preparation.
SnapLogic platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). And it leverages the security and compliance capabilities of AWS.
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, ELT, Reverse 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.
|Low-code, No-code solutions.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||Supported data sources including databases, data warehouses, and more||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 incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes. Contact your SnapLogic Customer Service Manager.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|4.2 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.0|
|Developer tools||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|SnapLogic Designer for designing pipelines and SnapLogic API Management.||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.||SnapLogic Integration Assistant to help build pipelines faster using AI.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 2.||SOC 3, HIPAA, SSAE18 Type II, ISAE 3402 Type 2, GDPR, and AWS cloud infrastructure security and compliance certificates.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Self-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Visit the website for a demo and free trial. Then, talk to sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||Fixed rate pricing model for unlimited data and integrations. 30-day free trial.||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.
SnapLogic calls their pre-built connectors Snaps. And they have 700+ snaps to connect and integrate data. This includes major relational and NoSQL databases, SaaS platforms, and more. So, you can be sure that major CRM, accounting, email marketing, and other SaaS apps are there. But if you cannot find your connector, call your Customer Relations Manager for a custom Snap.
But Snaps are not for connections only. Depending on the data source, a Snap can do more. For example, a MySQL Snap includes running Bulk Inserts or stored procedures.
SnapLogic regularly updates Snaps to ensure 100% compatibility.
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.
SnapLogic has the Transformation Snap Pack that includes various transformation tasks. With this you can aggregate, pivot, encrypt, and more. This also includes AutoPrep to cut manual coding of data preparation and cleansing. It also allows non-technical users to make data transformations easily.
Meanwhile, the ELT Snap Pack provides transformations for ELT pipelines. With this, you can use SQL expressions and functions in the transformations. You can aggregate, cast to a different data type, join, filter, and more.
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.
SnapLogic has different ways to support customers throughout the whole integration experience. They have documentation, training, video tutorials, and more.
SnapLogic uses an online customer support page to submit issues and requests. It also has a community where customers share their knowledge. And a full resource library where you can find all the videos, podcasts, case studies, and more. Consult the documentation before sending a support ticket.
If you want a learning path or a course, you can join the SnapLogic Academy and earn a certification badge.
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.
You can’t find a pricing page on the SnapLogic website.
However, in G2 you can find 3 tiers of pricing for SnapLogic. The Project Edition, the Enterprise Edition, and the Ultra Enterprise Edition. The Project Edition starts at $48K. And then, the Enterprise Edition starts at $100K for handling multiple projects. Finally, you need to contact sales for the Ultra Enterprise Edition. And this tier is for real-time and mission-critical integrations.
Meanwhile, a SnapLogic mentions a fixed pricing model on their blog. This covers unlimited data and application integration. You can get a sure pricing model specific to your needs if you contact sales.
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.