About the Services
Fivetran is an automated data movement platform that supports data ingestion and ELT. The company originated in 2013 and now has more than 2500 customers worldwide. Customers who trust Fivetran include Lufthansa, Morgan Stanley, and more.
Fivetran works by loading data from your sources to your desired destination. It supports hundreds of connectors to known data warehouses, databases, and more. You can set your sources and destinations using a simple web interface. Transformation is optional, but if you need it, you can use their pre-built and QuickStart data models. You can also use dbt for complex transformations. With this, you need to know SQL coding.
You can start with Fivetran for free. And it can stay that way as long as you only process 500,000 monthly active rows. You can also set up Fivetran in your cloud provider of choice or in on-premise servers. However, this is available only in the Business Critical pricing plan.
Security is also a prime concern, so Fivetran has privacy and security certifications like SOC 2 Type 2, GDPR, and more. The Business Critical pricing plan has the highest security features, and the Starter plan has the least.
Dataloader.io is a cloud solution to import, export, and delete Salesforce data powered by Mulesoft Anypoint Platform, the counterpart of the desktop version of the same name. It focuses on Salesforce data enabling imports and exports to and from CSV files. These CSV files may come from FTP, SFTP, or cloud storage like Box and DropBox.
Dataloader.io doesn't require registration as it supports Salesforce authentication. Much like the desktop version, it uses fill-in-the-blank forms and not drag-and-drop. You can't use any other source or target aside from the mentioned ones. You can choose a task between Import, Export, and Delete and follow the wizard to complete it. The difference between the cloud and the desktop version is in scheduling and notification features.
With Dataloader.io, your data is safe with security and privacy certifications. It is PCI Level 2, SSAE16, ISO 27001, SOC 1 and 2, and GDPR compliant. This cloud service lives in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and uses AWS privacy and security certifications.
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.
|Focus||Data ingestion, ELT.||ETL||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||No-code solution.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Supported databases, data warehouses and data lakes.||CSV, Salesforce.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table; incremental via markers called cursors in succeeding syncs.||Full or partial based on date filters.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||None||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|None||4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.3|
|4.2 out of 5|
|Developer tools||Fivetran REST API, dbt for transformations.||Web-based interface.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||None. Fivetran is ELT.||None||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2 Type II, Privacy Shield, ISO 27001, PCI DSS Level 1||PCI Level 1, SSAE16, AES-256 data encryption, ISO 27001, SOC 1 and 2, GDPR.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Use the Free Tier or start the 30-day free trial then contact Sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Monthly||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing through Monthly Active Rows (MAR) with 14-day free trial.|
Has a free plan.
|3 Pricing Plans (Free, Professional, Enterprise).|
With a 30-day free trial for Enterprise.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Fivetran supports 300+ fully-managed data sources. And these sources include databases, SaaS apps, flat files, and more. Fivetran also supports 10+ destinations including databases, data warehouses, data lakes and High-Volume Agent (HVA) connectors like Oracle and DB2. But HVA connectors are for Enterprise and higher plans. So, you can’t use Oracle and other sources classified as HVA on the Free and lower-priced plans.
Customers can request and pay extra if there are no connectors for the desired data source. Fivetran also provides data replication from various APIs and supports event-tracking libraries. Its Function connector helps with creating a custom connector as an extension. Fivetran also has a Lite connector that helps to develop API-based connectors.
There's little to say about Dataloader.io connectors because you can only use Salesforce data and CSV. Your CSVs should be in your local drive, FTP, or cloud storage like Box and DropBox. For Enterprise users, SFTP is also available.
Dataloader.io allows importing attachments to Salesforce from Zip files and exporting attachments from Salesforce to a Zip file. Each attachment relates to a Salesforce object, like Contacts or Events. When importing attachments, you should have a CSV file containing information about the attachments and the Zip file.
Trying an Import task shows a Database option as the data source, but it's not yet available.
If you need more data sources and destinations, it is better to choose another tool that has more connectors.
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.
Fivetran uses dbt Core transformations. They have pre-built and QuickStart data models that are dbt Core compatible. But not all sources and destinations support these pre-built models. So if you need these models for your unsupported destination, you need to contact Support to request them.
Otherwise, you will need SQL and dbt skills to make your own transformations. So, for example, your source is Monday.com and your destination is Azure Synapse. No pre-built data models exist for these at the moment. The only option is to create a new dbt Core transformation project.
In the end, you need to learn SQL and dbt for better transformation options.
In Dataloader.io, you only specify a source Salesforce object or the CSV file. Then, you map the columns. There’s no option to transform data further.
If you need further transformation, you can use an external tool and work on the CSV files.
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.
Fivetran support depends on your pricing plan. All plans have access to the support portal and technical documentation. You can also use 24/7 email support and the Fivetran community. The Enterprise and higher plans have a Service Level Agreement. This includes a 1-hour response support.
The quality of support is a mixed bag according to review sites like G2 and Gartner Peer Insights. Most are favorable but the others are not.
You have two support options in Dataloader.io: email and community. You only have the community to support you if you have the Free plan. The paid plans allow you also to have email support.
But for all paid plans, there’s a help center with videos and instructions for Dataloader.io tasks. Note that there’s no SLA or priority support available.
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.
There are 5 levels of pricing in Fivetran. These are Free, Starter, Standard, Enterprise, and Business Critical. And with these tiers, the security, data governance, and support differ.
The Free plan is where you want to start using a low-volume ELT pipeline, and this limits your monthly active rows to 500,000 only. It also allows you up to a 15-minute sync frequency.
You can enjoy more security and features from the paid plans starting from Standard. The Starter plan is an odd plan. It has fewer features compared to the Free plan except for the higher monthly active rows.
Pricing in Fivetran earns the most dislikes from review sites like G2. It’s pricey for the customers who used them and it’s not practical for small companies.
There are three pricing plans for Dataloader.io: Free, Professional, and Enterprise. Each plan has its limits on what you can do within Dataloader.io.
You can try the Free plan immediately if you have a Salesforce account. The Free plan allows you to process 10,000 rows per month and a CSV file limit of 10MB. CSV locations available to you are your local drive, FTP, Box, and Dropbox. You can only have one scheduled task, which expires after 30 days. If you need help, only the community can provide it.
With the Professional plan, the number of rows increases to 100,000/month, and a CSV file limit extends to 50MB. You can also have 50 scheduled tasks that never expire. If you need help, you can send an email or ask the community. There’s no free trial for the Professional plan. Try the Free plan first. Then, extend the limits by paying per month per user.
The Enterprise plan offers a 30-day free trial. You can process unlimited rows monthly, and your file limit increases to 100MB. You also have flexible security and unlimited scheduled tasks.
Check out the pricing page for Dataloader.io for more details.
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.