Celigo vs Hevo vs Skyvia

Celigo and Hevo 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

Celigo

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Hevo

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Skyvia

About the Services

Celigo

Celigo is an iPaaS platform providing data integration processes for automated data synchronization and system integration as well as streamline operations with cloud and on-premise services. It was founded in 2005 and offers its customers 200+ integration templates with pre-built data flows that can be configured according to business logic.

Celigo offers a low-code solution and features for developers to create complex data integration flows with the help of JavaScript. The platform suits for businesses of all sizes and overall provides service to thousands of companies worldwide. Celigo charges its clients by subscription plans (the number of data endpoints and flows, etc.).

Hevo

Hevo is a no-code, low-code data movement platform that handles ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL. It launched in 2017 and today, more than 2500 organizations trust Hevo. This includes Abbot, Hugo, and more.

The Hevo Pipeline UI uses a simple fill-in-the-blanks form. And from here you can specify the sources, transformations, and destinations. Meanwhile, you still have the option to reverse ETL using Hevo Activate. It supports 150+ connectors but the number of destinations is 15+ only. Reviewers from sites like G2 wish there were more destinations.

You can start with Hevo for free. But it limits the connectors you can use to 50+.

Hevo complies with data privacy and security standards. They have certifications for SOC2, GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA. But only the Business pricing tier ensures HIPAA compliance.

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.

CeligoHevoSkyvia
FocusELT, B2B integrations.Data Ingestion, ETL, Reverse ETL.Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelLow code workspace.No-code, low-code solution.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources200+150+160+
DestinationsBi-directional integration with major popular data sources (apps, databases, data warehouses and lakes).15+Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table replicationFull and incremental loading.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, using universal adaptors for HTTP, FTP, and REST.Yes, using REST API or by request.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.6 out of 5
402 reviews
4.3 out of 5
193 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.7
182 Ratings
4.0
2 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsintegrator.io allows accessing Flow Builder, Data Loader, and Dev playground.Hevo Event Stream, Hevo Activate, external APIs.REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesThe Flow Builder for creating and managing data integrations.
AI/ML in integrations
Dbt integration.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsHIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, SOC 2SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processRequires a conversation with sales.Self-service or sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual subscriptions.Annual or monthly billing.Monthly or annual contracts.
Pricing3 pricing tiers with 30-day free trial.
With free limited plan.
Usage-based pricing based on Hevo events.
Full-feature 14-day free trial.
With free plan.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Celigo

Celigo supports more than 200 connectors. This includes databases, SaaS apps, and more. But your chosen plan limits the number of connectors you can use. The free plan allows you to have 2 endpoints or connectors in 1 flow or integration. You can’t do much in the free plan unless you move to a paid plan.

You can also let Celigo connect to on-premise data sources using the Celigo Agent. With this, there’s no need to whitelist IP addresses from Celigo to your on-premise server.

There’s also a universal adaptor for creating new connectors. So, if your data source can use REST, HTTP, or FTP, Celigo can communicate with it.

Hevo

Hevo supports 150+ connectors that include databases, flat files, CRM, finance, and more. But it only supports 15+ destinations that include databases and data warehouses. There are also connectors classified as free and not. There are only 50+ connectors available for the free pricing tier.

Hevo Activate supports Redshift, BigQuery, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake data warehouses. And from these, you can reverse ETL to 9 destinations. This includes Salesforce, Mailchimp, and more.

You can add more sources not listed in Hevo if those sources use REST API. Otherwise, you need to reach out to Hevo support to request your unlisted source.

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

Celigo

With Celigo, you can sort, group, filter, and more. You can make transformations in 2 ways: using rules or coding in JavaScript.

Celigo allows using rules to define simple operations to transform your data. Some examples are flattening JSON or XML structures or removing columns you don’t want to include in the integration.

But complex transformations require coding. This includes looping through a list to perform a calculation or restructuring the entire row with existing and new columns. So, you need JavaScript skills to do this.

Both rules and JavaScript transformations are available in Flow Builder and Data Loader.

Hevo

Hevo Pipelines supports 2 ways to create transformations. First is the Python-based transformations. So, you need Python coding skills to do this. Another option is the drag-and-drop transformations. Both ways of transformation support aggregating, cleansing, filtering, and more. These are user-driven transformations.

Automatic transformations occur in Hevo before it reaches the destination. This includes table and column name sanitizing, date conversion, and more. Note that Hevo always converts dates and times to UTC format. So, if you use a different time zone, you might get surprised with this conversion.

Hevo also supports post-loading transformations. This happens when you already loaded your data in the destination. When you need post-loading transformations, Hevo requires you to use SQL models.

For more advanced transformations, Hevo also supports dbt transformations.

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

Celigo

Celigo has many online resources and the community. There is also free online training at Celigo University and live training sessions from experts. Aside from these, Celigo has a support system in their Customer Success Plans. There are 3 plans: Essential, Preferred, and Premier.

Customers of any plan have access to online resources, support tickets, and chat. They also have a customer success manager.

Standard support SLA is available for the Essential plan. Meanwhile, phone support and extended hours are available for the Preferred plan. Finally, the Premier plan adds the highest support SLA. It includes the fastest response time and strategic planning.

Whether these plans are part of any of the pricing plans is not clear. Contact their Sales representative to clarify.

Hevo

Support in Hevo depends on your chosen pricing tier. For the Free plan, there’s 24×7 email support. And then, you can add 24/7 live chat support if you avail yourself of the Starter plan. Premium support and a dedicated account team are available for the Business plan.

For all plans, technical documentation, video tutorials, and other resources are always available.

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

Celigo

The pricing plans for Celigo are available in G2. They are Free, Professional, Premium, and Enterprise. What you can get for each plan is available but not the price. You have to contact Sales to get a quote.

You can start with the 30-day free Ceiligo trial with all features accessible. Except that you can’t use the Sandbox environment where you can test your integrations. When the trial period expires, you need to upgrade to a paid plan or you will be switched to the Free plan where you can only have 1 flow integration and 2 endpoint with no Celigo Agent for on-premise data sources.

Choosing a paid plan will allow you to have more endpoints, flows, and access to API management. But for Professional and Premium plans, the API management is a separate price. Note also that the integrator.io Sandbox has a license with a separate price.

Celigo pricing is one of the dislikes in review sites. But some agree that you get what you paid for.

Hevo

Hevo is usage-based. They measure usage based on events. Events are records that have you added or updated.

The Free plan lets you use up to 1 million events, 50 free connectors, and 5 users. It won’t let you try a non-free connector like HubSpot. However, if you avail of the 14-day trial of a paid plan, all connectors are available to you.

Then, there’s the Starter plan that you can customize based on the number of events. It starts with 5 million events. You can see an updated price on the pricing page when you increase the number of events. This also adds unlimited users, more connectors, and better support.

Finally, the Business plan is a customized plan based on your unique needs. It also increases security, support, and pipeline processing speed.

Hevo pricing reviews are a mixed bag. Some think it’s pricey and not good for small organizations. But others think it provides the right features for the price.

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.