Jitterbit vs Apache Nifi vs Skyvia

Jitterbit and Apache Nifi 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

Jitterbit

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Apache Nifi

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Skyvia

About the Services

Jitterbit

Jitterbit is an iPaaS platform that offers app integrations. It launched in 2003 and serves thousands of customers, including Rolls Royce, Walmart, and T-Mobile today. Harmony and Data Loader are Jitterbit’s integration products.

Harmony has the Cloud and Design Studios for creating integrations. Cloud Studio runs in a browser, but Design Studio is a desktop app that you need to install. Both have visual interfaces to design integrations.

Meanwhile, Jitterbit Data Loader is for integrating Salesforce data, databases, and flat files. You can schedule the integration to run on your specified frequencies.

Customers who rely on Jitterbit trust that their data is safe. Jitterbit has certifications for SOC 1 and 2, GDPR, and others.

Apache Nifi

Apache Nifi is an open-source, easy-to-use system to process and distribute data. Brand new UI version 1 was released in 2016. More than 2400 companies are using Apache Nifi, according to Enlyft.

Apache Nifi works on-premise or with any cloud provider. You can download, install, and configure Apache Nifi on Linux, Mac, and Windows machines. Keep in mind that Nifi may require technical skills. You can’t install it and build ETL pipelines in minutes. But once you complete your configuration, you can prepare data pipelines in a browser.

There are no limits on the number of data sources and destinations in a pipeline. You are only limited by the processing capacity of your machine.

Data security and privacy are your responsibility. But if you deploy the system in AWS or Azure, you can leverage their security and privacy certifications.

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.

JitterbitApache NifiSkyvia
FocusApp integration.ETL, ELTData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelNo-code, low-code solutions.No-code solution.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources170+Unspecified160+
DestinationsAll major enterprise applications, relational databases, flat files, XML, and SaaS/Cloud data.UnspecifiedSupported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table replicationFull and incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, using Connector Builder or Connector SDK.Contributing to community/coding.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.6 out of 5
328 reviews
4.2 out of 5
23 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.5
82 Ratings
None4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsHarmony Cloud and Design Studios, Data Loader, Connector SDK, API Manager.Web interface, REST API.
CLI, integration to Kafka, and more.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesThe Jitterbit Harmony Connector Builder provides a no-code interface to create standards-based HTTP/REST connectors.REST API and open architecture.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsGDPR, ISO 27001, SOC 1 and 2, HIPAANo provided security and privacy certifications.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processSelf-service or sales.Download, install, and configure.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts.NoneMonthly or annual contracts.
PricingPricing based on number of connections.
With Free trial of unspecified period.
No free plan.
FreeVolume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Jitterbit

Jitterbit supports 15 generic connectors for RESTful apps, databases, OData, and more. The rest are application connectors like Salesforce, Paypal, and more. Combined, Jitterbit has 170+ connectors. This does not include connectors made by Jitterbit partners.

You can create a custom connector using the Connector Builder or Connector SDK. This is an option if your data source is not in Jitterbit’s pre-built connectors.

Jitterbit also supports on-premise data sources using Private Agents. So, Jitterbit covers both your cloud and on-premise data sources.

Though the connector count is impressive, your chosen plan limits how many you can use. So, if your company has 8 or more data sources, you need an Enterprise plan to integrate them all.

Apache Nifi

Apache Nifi can connect to various data sources, including SQL and NoSQL databases, flat files, and others. It has a number of components for data extraction and loading called processors which you can drag in the Nifi canvas and configure.

Every Nifi processor for data access is available to you. You can check the Apache Nifi documentation for more details.

You can contribute new data sources and destinations to the сommunity. So, you need to know Java and follow the rules of the community in contributing code.

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

Jitterbit

Jitterbit offers transformation as an integration project component. It acts as a step in an operation to map or transform inputs to a resulting output. With this you can apply data cleansing or other business logic to your data. Customers can also leave the data unchanged in case there’s no need for transformation.

There are three display modes for a transformation: Mapping, Script, and Preview mode. Mapping and Script modes provide tools for configuring it. Then, Preview mode allows you to test it with sample data.

The platform also allows script components written in either Jitterbit Script or JavaScript. This will add flexibility to transform data, perform calculations, or perform logic validation. But this will increase the learning curve.

Apache Nifi

Apache Nifi transformation capabilities include aggregating, splitting, data encryption, and decryption to hide sensitive information. You can also do XSLT transforms for XML data and JOLT transforms for JSON data. Besides that, you can also do regular expressions and even run SQL commands in relational databases.

All transformations in Apache Nifi are part of its Processors list. So, check specific transformation processors in the Apache Nifi documentation.

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

Jitterbit

Jitterbit offers support depending on the client’s subscription plan. Users can reach them via the Jitterbit support portal or email. Support response depends on the subscription plan and can take up to 48 hours to get the answer. There’s also a possibility to ask questions within the Jitterbit community.

Jitterbit also provides a library of assets and training at Jitterbit University.

Apache Nifi

Open-source projects like Apache Nifi have communities where you can ask for help. You can be a part of their mailing list or you can chat to them through Slack. There is no resolution time for your problems, neither is priority support.

However, there are how-to videos and documentation. And you can ask questions on developer-focused sites like StackOverflow.

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

Jitterbit

Jitterbit offers a free trial by request and there is no information about the length of this trial period. Pricing depends on the number of connections, extra features, support, and training levels. Jitterbit provides its customers with three pricing plans: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. It also offers discounts for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

All plans include unlimited cases per year, a customer success manager, and more. They also include API platform and Options as add-ons only. Whether these have separate pricing is not clear. You need to contact their Sales for this. Customers also get all Jitterbit Harmony features. It varies only with number of Private Agents, Agent Groups, and environments.

Apache Nifi

The tool is free to use, from downloading to configuring. However, keep in mind that you'll have to pay for the planned infrastructure later on. There is no difference whether you'll build your own data centers or use cloud services.

There are also companies offering consulting services and even freelancers who have successful implementations experience, but they also require payment.

So, if you need to get the fast result it will be better to use alternatives that provide quick solutions. Apache Nifi, however, can offer you a flexibility for complex scenarios.

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.