About the Services
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.
Rivery is a fully-managed SaaS platform. It provides a unified platform for data ingestion, transformation, and workflow orchestration. It started in 2018 and now has offices in New York, Austin, Tel Aviv, and London.
Rivery uses an easy, no-code wizard interface. But for flexibility, it allows coding in Python and SQL for data transformations. Rivery refers to data pipelines as Rivers. You can do the following 3 types of rivers:
- Source to Target River for data ingestion,
- Logic River for data transformation and workflow orchestration,
- and Action River to make REST API calls.
Any of these rivers can benefit from the 200+ pre-built connectors.
Rivery runs exclusively in Amazon Web Services (AWS). So, the compliance and security certificates of the AWS platform are in effect. Rivery does not keep any customer data that flows in their pipeline.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, data migration, one way and bi-directional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 2014 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 160 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 2000+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits both IT professionals and business users.
Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it applicable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to start using it with a completely free plan and then decide if further upgrade is needed.
It is hosted in a Microsoft Azure cloud which provides the best data security and complies with a wide set of security standards including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and many others.
|Focus||Data Ingestion, ETL.||ELT, Reverse ETL, and data ingestion.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Varies from low-code to high-code, depending on the product.||No-code wizard for data ingestion. Python/SQL skills for data transformation||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||15 target connectors||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table; incremental via change data capture.||Full or incremental load through change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by Connector Toolkit Developer.||Yes, through custom API connector.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||Informatica Developer Tool, REST API, Connector Toolkit||Web interface for designing pipelines or rivers. And Action River for API access.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Visual ETL designer.||Running a pipeline within another pipeline and accessing REST APIs.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR, Privacy Shield.||SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO/IEC 27001:2013.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Requires conversation with sales.||Start free and/or talk to sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Consumption-based pricing.||Charges based on Rivery Pricing Unit (RPU) credits or platform usage. 14-day access to all features + 1000 free usage credits in the free trial.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
Rivery supports 200+ connectors for databases like Oracle and SQL Server. And SaaS platforms like Salesforce and HubSpot. And flat files like CSV. It also has the ability to connect to online sources through REST APIs. And use Rivery WebHooks to connect HTTP endpoints to cloud data warehouses. And stream real-time events and notifications.
Rivery regularly updates its connectors to ensure 100% compatibility when you connect.
Skyvia offers more than 160 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 prioritize building it without additional payment.
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.
Transformations happen in a Logic River. And inside you can use SQL for in-warehouse transformations. Or, use Python for more complex scenarios. You can also use conditional logic. It will allow you to get different transformations depending on a condition. Then, you can put the transformed results into a variable, a Python DataFrame, a flat file, or a database table. But note that Python is for Professional and Enterprise plans only.
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 many more operations.
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.
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.
Rivery offers various ways to get you up and running in your data integration efforts. It includes 24/7 global support. And also, on-boarding and dedicated customer success services that vary by plan.
It also has a community forum where customers can share their knowledge. And finally, online documentation, webinars, and eBooks. Check these resources first prior to sending support issues.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on 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.
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.
Rivery lets you select between annual contracts or on-demand, pay-as-you-go pricing. Pricing is based on a credit system called the Rivery Pricing Unit (RPU). You compute RPUs based on the processed data size in bytes. Or the number of executions for API-based sources.
The pricing plans include the Starter for $0.75/RPU and Professional for $1.20/RPU. But for the Enterprise plan, you need to contact sales.
All plans include the following:
• Unlimited users,
• All 200+ sources and 15 targets,
• Unlimited usage,
• Reverse ETL,
• Change Data Capture (CDC),
• Unlimited SQL transformations,
• and 24/7 global support.
Python transformations, however, are only available in Professional and Enterprise plans. Note also that in the Starter plan you can only do up to a per hour synchronization. And up to 5-minute frequency for the higher plans.
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.