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.
Stitch is a cloud-based ETL service that provides data integration software. It was founded in 2016 and offers more than 130 connectors for 1000+ of its customers. Companies use Stitch to automate the movement of data from SaaS applications and databases into data warehouses and data lakes so that they can be analyzed with BI tools. Stitchdata charges based on how much data customers are actually ingesting, providing volume-based pricing plans.
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, ELT.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||No coding required.||No code wizard.|
|Sources||160+||More than 130.||140+|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||All major data warehouses, lakes and databases.||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 and 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 request.||Yes, by request.|
|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.||Stitch Connect API for integrating Stitch with other platforms.||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||HIPAA, GDPR||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Self-service or sales. Also available from the AWS store.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Month to month or annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Volume-based pricing with new added or edited rows.||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.
Stitchdata connects to more than 130 connectors, including most popular data warehouses and databases as destinations. Customers can contract with Stitch to have them build new sources for them, and anyone can add a new source to Stitch using Singer, their open-source toolkit for writing scripts that move data.
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).
Stitchdata only provides the transformations required for compatibility with the destination, such as translating data types or denesting data when relevant. Aside from this, no extra transformation feature is offered.
Stitchdata doesn't perform arbitrary transformations, it performs only the transformations required to ensure the loaded data is useful and compatible with your destination. The transformations Stitch performs are dependent on the destination you choose. These can include: data typing, JSON structures, object names, and timezones.
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.
Stitchdata provides in-app and email chat support to all its customers (during its regional business hours), whereas the phone support is available only for Enterprise customers. Its documentation is comprehensive and is open source — anyone can contribute to it, however, Stitchdata doesn't provide any training services.
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.
Stitchdata offers 14-day free trial. Pricing is based on the volume of rows and events replicated per month. Each Stitch plan is allotted a certain number of replicated rows per month. As a replicated row, the service counts a new row, an updated row, a sub-row or a copy of an existing row. In addition, access to some integrations depends on the type of plan you select, for example, Advanced and Premium plans come with row and destination add-ons. More details can be found here.
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.