About the Services
Fivetran is an ETL service that provides business-ready data integrations and delivers ready-to-use connectors to ensure consistent, reliable access to data. It was founded in 2012 and offers 160 pre-built data connectors and provides services for more than 2000 customers globally.
Its integration solution transfers data from multiple sources using API interfaces allowing business users to create and deploy data-driven reports and dashboards based on data from their primary data sources. Fivetran charges on monthly active rows, providing volume-based pricing plans.
Boomi AtomSphere is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that provides integration of any combination of cloud and on-premise applications without software, appliances, or coding. It was founded in 2000 and offers NUMBER data connectors to more than 20000 of its customers worldwide.
The platform supports real-time data integration and scales to meet high-volume needs in mobile, batch (ETL), and EDI environments. Boomi charges its customers based on the number of connectors applied and features include in the pricing plan.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, bidirectional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 1997 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 140 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 1800+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits business users and IT professionals as well. Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to try app features before deciding to complete purchase.
|Focus||Data ingestion, ELT.||Data integration, ETL, workflow automation||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||Low code solution.||No code wizard.|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||Bi-directional integration with major popular data sources (apps, databases, data warehouses and lakes).||Any supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Developers can build a custom connector using the Boomi Connector Software Development Kit (SDK).||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.3 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.4|
|Developer tools||REST API feature is available only for Standard Select, Standard, Enterprise, and Business Critical accounts. You can also try it out during your Trial period. Available through Powered by Fivetran.||The Boomi Flow OpenAPI connector for connecting and performing actions and operations on RESTful APIs.|
Developers can build a custom connector using the Boomi Connector Software Development Kit (SDK).
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||The Boomi Integration visual design interface for process creation||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||HIPAA/HITECH, SOC1/SOC2, FeDRAMP, IRAP, PCI DSS, HECVAT, CAIQ, etc.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Requires a conversation with sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Pricing depends on the number of used connectors, workflow, environments, etc.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Fivetran connects to over 160 data sources, including most major data warehouses and databases as destinations. Customers can pay extra if there are no connectors for the desired data source and request Fivetran to create a new data connection. Fivetran provides data replication from various APIs and supports event tracking libraries. In addition, Fivetran offers a Function connector that helps with creating a custom connector as an extension and a Lite connector that helps to develop API-based connectors.
Boomi connects to more than 90 sources, including popular data destinations: data warehouses and cloud applications. Boomi supports the following types of connectors: application, event-driven, technology, and custom. Developers can write their own custom connectors in Java using Boomi's Connector SDK. Connectors are also divided into two categories (Boomi- or partner-maintained) and categorized by connector classes (Small Business, Standard, Enterprise, Trading Partner).
Customers can deploy connections up to the number of licenses based on their subscription.
Skyvia offers more than 140 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 consider building it without additional payment.
Fivetran is a solely ELT service meaning that it doesn't provide data transformation before data loading. Transformations start in data destination point, so the raw data remains unchanged and available for operations. It also means that customers always have access to their data and it cannot be lost due to transformation fails. Fivetran offers opinionated data normalization out of the box and supports basic SQL transformations and transformation for dbt Core. For users who aren't advanced in SQL script writing, the service recommends applying simple, basic transformations. Whereas the technically wise users can use dbt Core transformations to get advanced data modeling features (like data dependencies).
Boomi supports a set of prebuilt transformations through procedures called shapes (such as encryption/decryption, search/replace, test encoding, and combining documents) and lets users create custom preload transformations to convert source application format into the destination format.
When a process runs, the inbound connector in the Start shape retrieves the data within available types (database, EDI, flat file, XML ot JSON). The resulting data goes into the process as one or more documents. Documents move through the process steps sequentially, where each shape performs a specific task on the data and then passes it onto the next shape.
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 more.
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.
Fivetran offers Zendesk-based support portal but there's no chat support. The support team usually answers during 24 hours but the priority support is available only for customers with the Enterprise plan or higher. There's an end-to-end documentation and a small community, however, Fivetran doesn't provide any training services.
Boomi provides three levels of support: Standard, Premier, and Premier Plus. Depending on the chosen plan, its customers get support through different channels of communication. Email support is provided for all customers, however, the case management is limited. Support is provided only in business hours defined be region and with response time up to two business days. Phone and chat support are offered for Premier plans only.
Boomi also offers an on-demand online training for its customers.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. For paid customers there's also a phone support option. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
Fivetran offers 14-day account trial. Pricing depends on the chosen plan and whether customer is drawing down from a capacity purchase plan or paying for supplemental usage. The service applies a consumption-based pricing model and provides with monthly usage for the billing period just completed via the Fivetran dashboard. There's also a Service Consumption Table for better understanding of the consumption rates.
Boomi offers 30-day free trial as a separate edition of Boomi Integration called Personal Edition. Pricing options vary depending on the feature offerings available for each edition: multiple environments, advanced workflow, parallel processing, advanced security, and so on. Customers also have to choose between the support offerings, as the availability of various features depends on the integration edition.
More details can be found here.
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.