Informatica vs AWS Glue vs Skyvia

Informatica and AWS Glue both offer a data integration solution. Compare the features and benefits, data sources and destinations, and see which meets your needs. Look at the side-by-side comparison chart of the two data integration solutions.

Look at the side-by-side comparison chart

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AWS Glue

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Skyvia

About the Services

Informatica

Informatica is an iPaaS platform offering solutions for the enterprise sector. It’s capable of ETL, ELT, and cloud management. It started in 1993. And now, they have 5000+ customers, including Dolby, Twitch, and more.

Informatica offers integration products for both cloud and on-premise cases. The most popular products are PowerCenter and Intelligent Data Management Cloud platform. You can start for free, but you need a work email. So, Gmail, Outlook, and the like won’t pass the registration.

They have a low-code, no-code GUI tool for both cloud and on-premises. They also have an AI recommendation engine called Claire AI. But the ease of use is a mixed bag from users in review sites. Some say it’s easy to use. But others feel it’s too complex and hard to navigate.

Like other data integration tools, Informatica ensures your data is private. They have SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, and other certifications.

AWS Glue

AWS Glue is a serverless data integration tool from Amazon. It helps you extract data from other cloud services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then, incorporate it into data lakes and data warehouses. It offers a cost-efficient way to process data for good use in analytics and machine learning. AWS Glue provides a performance-optimized infrastructure for running Apache Spark for data integration. It supports batch and stream processing. And it speeds up data ingestion, processing, and integration.

AWS Glue covers various data integration scenarios. This includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, and replication.

AWS Glue encrypts all customer data at rest using industry-standard encryption algorithms. AWS Glue also provides customers with fine-grained access control over their metadata. It is compliant with various security standards such as SOC 1/2/3, PCI DSS Level 1, and HIPAA Eligible Service.

Skyvia

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.

InformaticaAWS GlueSkyvia
FocusData Ingestion, ETL.ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelVaries from low-code to high-code, depending on the product.Low-code, no-code solutions
Or, coding in Python or Scala on complex scenarios.
No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources90+JDBC-compatible connectors and Amazon ecosystem connectors.160+
DestinationsCloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.Supported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table; incremental via change data capture.Full and incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, by Connector Toolkit Developer.API for creating custom connectors.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.2 out of 5
264 reviews
4.2 out of 5
94 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.2
308 Ratings
4.2
173 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsInformatica Developer Tool, REST API, Connector Toolkit.AWS Glue Studio, Console, CLI, and API.REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesVisual ETL designer, Claire AI.Job bookmarking, parallel execution.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR, Privacy Shield.SOC 1/2/3, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018, PCI DSS.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processRequires conversation with sales.Use the free trial or talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts.Pay-as-you-go.
No minimum contract term.
Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingConsumption-based pricing.Pay-as-you-go.
No minimum contract term.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Informatica

Informatica’s platform boasts 50K+ high-performance, metadata-aware connections based on its website. But this is not the actual number of connectors. The list of Informatica connectors shows less than 100. It supports SaaS apps, relational databases, data warehouses, and more. It also supports ODBC, JDBC, OData, and REST API. And with these, the number of connectors can increase but will not reach 50K.

You can request new connectors or use the Connector Toolkit for developers.

AWS Glue

AWS Glue supports the following connection types:

• JDBC-compatible data sources,
• Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS),
• Amazon Redshift,
• Amazon DocumentDB,
• Kafka,
• MongoDB,
• MongoDB Atlas.

But there’s no mention of the latest number of data connectors available for AWS Glue.

AWS Glue provides an API for creating custom connectors. With this, you can connect to data sources unknown to AWS Glue.

Skyvia

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.

Transformation

Informatica

Informatica offers various data transformation capabilities like aggregation, masking, filtering, parsing, and more. The service processes data transformations in real-time or batch. It also uses AI to map columns to increase productivity.

Informatica offers simple transformations only in their free Cloud Data Integration. Grab a paid plan to enjoy advanced transformations. And get the highest-paid plan to have more data-quality services.

AWS Glue

AWS Glue can generate ETL code to transform source data into target schemas. Its graphical user interface (GUI) supports various types of transformations. These include handling missing values, filtering, mapping, aggregating, pivoting, and more.

If you prefer to code your transformations, AWS Glue supports Python and Scala.

Skyvia

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.

Support

Informatica

Informatica support depends on your pricing plan.

For the free Data Loader, you only have the community to support you. But the free Cloud Data Integration lets you enjoy the community and live chat.

For the paid tiers, you have Cloud Data Integration – PayGo. It lets you enjoy the community, live chat, and basic support. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Data Management Cloud offers community and premium support.

Informatica also offers comprehensive documentation, a portal with learning courses, and certification training.

AWS Glue

AWS Glue provides different levels of support for its customers. These include Basic, Developer, Business, and Enterprise.

Basic support is free. And this includes access to AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Personal Health Dashboard.

Developer support includes all Basic support features, then add a 12-hour response time resolution of cases.

Business support includes all Developer support features, plus 1-hour response time for cases and Infrastructure Event Management.

Enterprise support includes all Business support features, plus a dedicated Technical Account Manager (TAM) and Infrastructure Event Management with customizations.

You can reach AWS Glue customer support by creating a case in the AWS Support Center. AWS Glue provides an SLA of 99.9% availability for its service. If you need premium support, you can avail yourself of AWS Premium Support.

Skyvia

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.

Pricing

Informatica

Informatica uses consumption-based pricing. It measures consumption in what they call Informatica Processing Unit (IPU). You need to subscribe to enough IPUs in advance for your data integration needs.

Informatica also offers a free tier for their Cloud Data Integration. But with it, you only get simple transformations and live chat support. Also unavailable are SOC 2 Compliance, API Management, data privacy, and more.

The paid tiers offer better support and the features missing in the free tier. For more information, visit Informatica’s website.

Note that one of the dislikes about Informatica is its price. Reviews in G2 report it’s very pricey.

AWS Glue

AWS Glue pricing depends on the number of Data Processing Units (DPUs) used per hour. DPUs are a measure of processing power and memory capacity. AWS Glue charges $0.44 per DPU hour. This means you pay only for what you use with no upfront costs or commitments.

AWS Glue also has Always Free AWS Glue 1 Million. It includes 1 million objects stored in the AWS Glue Data Catalog and 1 million requests/month.

Skyvia

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.