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.
Hevo Data is a no-code data integration platform, founded in 2017. The service provides 150+ pre-built connectors for ETL and ELT integration scenarios, etc. The service provides two products: Hevo Pipeline (for ETL, ELT) and Hevo Activate (for reverse ETL).
Hevo platform applies several components of Amazon’s AWS cloud for its infrastructure, offers either Python-based or drag-and-drop transformations, and provides Models and Workflows features to get the data into an analysis-ready form. The service has an event-based pricing model and custom pricing solutions.
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 Ingestion, ETL, Reverse ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||No code solution.||No code wizard.|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||SaaS applications, databases, file systems.||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; incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp, change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Customers can make requests for providing new data sources.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.4 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.||Hevo API.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||No.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||GDPR, HIPAA||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Self-service or sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Monthly and yearly billing options.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Event-based pricing.||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.
Hevo offers 150+ pre-built connectors including databases (both relational and non-relational types), cloud apps, webhooks and REST API to extract data. 40+ of pre-build connectors are offered for free.
Hevo supports all major data warehouses (BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift) and databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) as destinations and besides native connectivity provides ingesting data using webhooks from any data source that offers webhook connectivity, and from any source that provides REST APIs using HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST, or DELETE data.
For new data sources, Hevo accepts customer requests for building custom integrations.
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).
Hevo offers both pre- and post-load transformations. It provides two ways for preload data transformation: Python code-based or drag-and-drop. There are also automatic transformations for the source data while loading or ingestion process.
Hevo's transformations are called In-flight Transformations and include: table/column name sanitation and compression, JSON parsing in destination, conversion of dates to timestamps in UTC format, addition of meta fields, and dropping of fields. There are also User-driven Transformations that include: cleansing, data enrichment, re-expression, filtering, normalization, successful ingestion of failed events. Any post-loading data transformation or extraction can be done through SQL query-based Models. Hevo also integrates with the dbt Core, however, it's still in beta version.
Note: Data loading must be stopped while performing any data transformations.
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.
Hevo provides support through in-app chat, email or support calls for users with paid subscription. It's documentation is comprehensive and gets regular updates. There are also resource guides, video tutorials, webinars, and masterclasses.
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.
Hevo offers a 14-day free trial and a free plan including 1 million events per month and 50+ selected connectors. Other two pricing plans are event-based and feature-based. However, only Business plan with undisclosed pricing provides HIPPA compliance and dedicated data architect. The platform also provides a discount for non-profit organizations and customized plans for specific requirements.
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.