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.
Talend is a cloud-based platform that offers cloud and on-premise integration solutions. The service provides open-source tools for free usage and a fully-featured tool suit, Talend Data Fabric. The Talend Data Fabric includes the Talend Studio, Stitch, Talend Big Data, Management Console, API Services, Data Inventory, Pipeline Designer, Data Preparation and Data Stewardship. The company was founded in 2005 and provides its services for thousands of customers.
Talend offers pre-built integration templates and wide variety of components to ease data-related processes. Additionally, Talend provides a collaborative environment that allows teams to work together on data integration and management projects. the pricing for Talend's platform can vary depending on the specific needs and requirements. It offers several pricing plans, including a free open-source version of their platform as well as paid subscriptions for their enterprise and cloud editions.
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 integration and management platform.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||Low-code environment.||No code wizard.|
|Sources||160+||1,000 connectors and components.||140+|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||All major data warehouses, data 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.||Incremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, by Talend Component Kit.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.0 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.||Talend Cloud API Designer.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||GDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Sales only.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Subscription-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.
Talend has many capabilities, serving as an ETL, ESB, iPaaS, and API gateway tool. Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer comes with 1000+ of out-of-the-box connectors and processors that can be extended by creating custom connectors and processors. With the help of Talend Cloud API Designer users can design an API in a graphical user interface, without having to learn OAS/Swagger or RAML syntax.
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).
Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio. Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio.
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.
Talend offers free access to its documentation and community support in the help center. Talend provides its service description guide in 4 languages (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish). Talend also offers support through an online ticketing system; its customers can also upgrade to a higher level of customer support. Besides from the Talend Academy courses, there's also an Udemy course for Talend Open Studio.
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.
Talend offers free trial and a free version called Talend Open Studio that is a desktop version and should be downloaded. It also comes with limited data integration features and lacks customer support.
Overall, the service provides the subscription-based pricing, depending on functionality. However, user reviews often mention the unpredictable pricing within data volume scaling and license renewals, which is a key consideration for growing data teams.
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.