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.
Informatica is an iPaaS platform offering solutions for enterprise sector with its data integration (ETL, ELT) and cloud management products. It was founded in 1993 and currently provides service for more than 5000 customers worldwide.
Informatica offers integration products for both cloud and on-premise cases. The most popular products are PowerCenter for on-premise and Intelligent Data Management Cloud platform. The platform works with consumption-based pricing model and offers free (limited) usage of several products.
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.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||Varies from low-code to high-code, depending on the product.||No code wizard.|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||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 change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, by Connector Toolkit Developer.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.2 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.||Informatica Developer Tool, REST API, Connector Toolkit||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||Visual ETL designer.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR, Privacy Shield.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Requires 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).||Consumption-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.
Informatica offers 180+ pre-built connectors for cloud, on-premises applications, platforms, databases, and flat files. There are such connectors as JSON Target, OData, and REST V2 for REST API and OData service. The platform also provides Informatica Connector Toolkit for developers to create new connectors.
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).
Informatica offers various data transformation capabilities like aggregation, cleansing, masking, filtering, parsing, ranking, and more. The service processes data transformations in real time or batch and applies Apache Velocity transformation scripts to convert hierarchical inputs like JSON or XML into JSON, XML, or text output without flattening the data.
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.
Informatica offers three support levels for its customers and Informatica Network Portal. However, support is available only during local business hours and priority support is offered only for premium users.
Informatica also offers comprehensive documentation, portal with learning courses and certification training.
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.
Informatica offers consumption-based pricing model for all its products: customers buy capacity on Informatica Processing Units (IPUs). Users can subscribe to a certain number of IPUs (based on forecast usage), which can then be used interchangeably across all its major data integration product lines. The service also provides two free plans with limited features (without transformations, API management, data governance, etc.) and no support.
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.