About the Services
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.
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration tool from Microsoft. You have SSIS when you buy Microsoft SQL Server. Launched in 2005, SSIS works with a variety of sources and delivers it to the desired destination. It’s a mature product that is flexible, scalable, and reliable. It is ideal for small-scale data migrations to large-scale enterprise data warehouses.
You can design SSIS packages using Visual Studio with drag-and-drop functionality and then perform a variety of data integration scenarios. And this includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, replication, and more. SSIS provides a range of data connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, Excel, and other data sources. It can also work with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. There are also third-party providers of free and commercial SSIS components. This adds more connectors and transformations to SSIS.
SSIS comes together with SQL Server installer. And it needs installation and configuration by a skilled IT professional. Data resides on customers’ on-premise or cloud servers. So, they are in control of its security. But you can also deploy it in the cloud. So, the security and privacy certifications of that cloud provider are in effect.
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.
|Focus||ELT, B2B integrations.||ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low code workspace.||Low-code, no-code solution.|
Or, coding in .Net languages like C#.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Sources||200+||ODBC, ADO, .Net, OLEDB compatible data sources.||160+|
|Destinations||Bi-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 replication||Full table replication||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by using HTTP universal adaptor.||Yes, by coding custom data source components.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.6 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.8|
|Developer tools||The integrator.io allows to access Flow Builder, Data Loader, and Dev playground.||Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||The Flow Builder for creating and managing data scenarios.||Running external processes.|
Running within Azure Data Factory.
|Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, SOC 2||In the cloud: ISO/IEC 27001:2013, SOC 1/2, HIPAA, GDPR.|
On premise: IT departments are in control of security.
|HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Requires a conversation with sales.||Bundled when you buy Microsoft SQL Server.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||No.||Based on SQL Server subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Free subscription with a single active integration flow and three subscription editions.||Pricing is based on SQL Server Edition licenses.|
Developer Edition is free.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Celigo offers 200+ application, database and universal connectors. Among those connectors are AS2, FTP, HTTP, GraphQL, and REST API. The platform also provides a Wrapper, a developer toolkit to create connections between the platform and external APIs that can't use a branded connector or a universal connector.
The Celigo Marketplace offers a wide range of pre-built templates and application connections. The integration apps can also get customized additional features with the help of add-ons. However, to add such a functionality, customers have to buy additional licenses.
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) comes with various data connectors. These data sources are compatible with ADO, .Net, ODBC, and OLEDB providers. Some of the popular ones include connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, and Excel.
You can also create your own custom connectors to connect to unknown data sources. You can do this by creating a custom data source component. This allows customers to extend its functionality. And connect to any data source they need.
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.
Celigo offers data transformation to remove fields, change fields names, or change the order of the JSON record to fit the requirements for data sent to a lookup or an import. The platform provides Transform Rules feature that helps to transform large Export or Import JSON/XML data to a much smaller JSON structure that is much more readable and easier to understand.
This feature can also be used to flatten the complex JSON structure, provide meaningful field names, and select a limited set of fields for processing in a flow.
SSIS can handle data transformations in ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL scenarios. You can do transformation tasks like data cleansing, conversion, merging, and more. There are 30+ built-in transformations available in SSIS. And if you need something outside of that, code using C# or VB.Net to make your custom transformation.
Additionally, AI in Visual Studio can help you code faster. This is possible by using extensions like GitHub Copilot.
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.
Celigo provides online, chat and phone support for its clients. The level of the support depends on the subscription plan. All customers have access to online support 24/7 as well as to the product documentation. Essential Customer Success Plan is a part of an active product subscription, however, customers may choose to purchase a Preferred or Premier Customer Success Plan for expanded support services.
Chat and phone support can be received only during support hours based on Pacific Standard Time and are limited during U.S. holidays.
Celigo also offers trainings and certifications via its Celigo University.
SSIS customers can receive support from Microsoft through a variety of channels. This includes online documentation, community forums, and direct support from Microsoft.
Different levels include free online resources, paid support plans, and premium support plans.
Customers can access support through the Microsoft Support Center. From here they can create a support ticket or chat with a support representative.
Microsoft also offers a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its premium support plans. This guarantees a response time and resolution time for support requests. To avail, contact a Microsoft sales representative. Or visit the Microsoft Support website.
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.
Celigo offers 30-day free trial. For 30 days, users can experience the full power of the platform, with unlimited access to integrations, flows, and data transactions. After that the account becomes a free subscription, with a single active integration flow between two endpoints.
The subscription editions depend on the number of endpoints, integration apps, flows and trading partners.
SSIS is part of the SQL Server suite of products. And the pricing model is per-core. You can choose to buy a SQL Server license with SSIS included, or they can buy an SSIS license separately. Prices vary depending on the SQL Server edition and the number of cores required.
Microsoft also offers cloud-based options for SSIS through its Azure services. Customers can choose to run SSIS packages on virtual machines. Or use Azure Data Factory, a cloud-based ETL service that includes SSIS functionality. Azure Data Factory pricing model is another thing to consider. But you will only pay based on usage.
Developers can use SSIS for free if they have a SQL Server Developer Edition. This version includes all features of SQL Server Enterprise. But the license is for development and testing only.
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.