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.
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.
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||Data ingestion, ELT.||ETL, ELT, and data ingestion.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||No-code solution for simple integrations.|
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via change data capture.||Full or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).|
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
|Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, by request.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.5 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.||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||APIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||SOC 2.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Self-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.