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.
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.
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.||ELT, B2B integrations.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||Low code workspace.||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 replication||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, by using HTTP universal adaptor.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.6 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 integrator.io allows to access Flow Builder, Data Loader, and Dev playground.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||The Flow Builder for creating and managing data scenarios.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, SOC 2||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Requires a conversation with sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||No.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Free subscription with a single active integration flow and three subscription editions.||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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.