Celigo vs Pentaho Data Integration vs Skyvia

Celigo and Pentaho Data Integration 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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Pentaho Data Integration

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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.).

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) is an ETL tool with different offerings. You can choose between open-source and Enterprise Edition. Hitachi Vantara launched this in 2004. Since then, this tool has been serving a growing number of customers worldwide, and the feedback is positive.

PDI enables you to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data from a variety of sources. With PDI, you can integrate data to create meaningful insights and reports. These reports can help in business decisions.

PDI’s user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. However, it can get slow at times, and customization of the UI is limited, according to some reviews in Gartner Peer Insights. And only 68% Would Recommend according to the same reviews.

PDI is a product you need to install and configure. That means you take care of security and privacy concerns on your own. Yet, you can deploy PDI in the cloud and use whatever certifications the cloud provider has. PDI also uses security providers like LDAP, Secure Socket Layers, and more. So, PDI is not lax on security and privacy.

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.

CeligoPentaho Data IntegrationSkyvia
FocusELT, B2B integrations.ETL, streaming dataData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelLow code workspace.Low-code, no-code solution.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources200+40+160+
DestinationsBi-directional integration with major popular data sources (apps, databases, data warehouses and lakes).Supported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table replicationFull or incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, using universal adaptors for HTTP, FTP, and REST.Through JDBC or ODBC.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.6 out of 5
402 reviews
4.3 out of 5
15 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.7
182 Ratings
4.1
137 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsintegrator.io allows accessing Flow Builder, Data Loader, and Dev playground.Pentaho Data Integration.
Pentaho Metadata Editor.
Pentaho Aggregation Designer.
Pentaho Schema Workbench.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesThe Flow Builder for creating and managing data integrations.
AI/ML in integrations
Supports Hadoop and Spark integrations for Big Data.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsHIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, SOC 2No provided security and privacy certifications.
User and Role management within PDI.
Supports security providers such as LDAP, MSAD, SSO, SSL, AES, JDBC.
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processRequires a conversation with sales.Use the free trial and talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual subscriptions.Pentaho Community Edition is open-source.
Talk to sales for more details.
Monthly or annual contracts.
Pricing3 pricing tiers with 30-day free trial.
With free limited plan.
Community Edition is free and open source.
Contact sales for Enterprise Edition.
30-day free trial of Enterprise Edition.
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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration offers a wide range of data connectors through JDBC. So, you can connect to databases, cloud platforms, and big data sources like Hadoop. Some of the most popular ones are MySQL, SQL Server, Google Analytics, and Salesforce.

PDI allows you to create your own custom data connector. Or use pre-built connectors created by the Pentaho community. In addition, PDI offers a marketplace where you can find third-party connectors. So, you can also try your luck here if you don’t want to roll up your sleeves to build a connector.

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) allows you to transform data from one format to another. With PDI, customers can perform a variety of data transformations. Some of these are simple operations like filtering and sorting. There also are complex operations like pivoting, joining, and data validation.

PDI lets you drag and drop transformations into place. No need to write any code. But if you need custom transformations, you can code in languages like Java.

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) offers various levels of support. You can access support through the Hitachi Vantara support portal. From there you’ll see the knowledgebase articles, product documentation, and community forums.

PDI customers have access to standard support. This includes email support and access to the support portal during business hours. Premium support is also available. It provides 24/7 phone support, priority handling, and faster response times. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are available for premium support.

You can also access a range of professional services like consulting and training.

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) offers a free Community Edition. It is also open source but comes with limited features. If you’re looking for more advanced features and support, try the Enterprise Edition. But, the website doesn’t mention the pricing for the Enterprise Edition.

But, PDI offers a 30-day trial for the Enterprise Edition. It allows you to try out the full range of features and see if this product is for you. If you decide to buy it, you’ll be able to access premium support services as well.

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.