About the Services
Matillion is an ETL solution created for the cloud systems. It was founded in 2010 and attracted investments from Databricks Ventures. Matillion Data Productivity Cloud consists of Matillion ETL and Matillion Data Loader. It supports 140+ connectors and provides extract, load and transform features for more than 450 companies in 40 countries.
With Matillion, companies can extract raw data from popular sources and load it into cloud data platform destinations. The service supports such platform as Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake and Azure. Matillion offers consumption-based pricing model, depending on the data volume and features included.
Matillion offers a self-hosting approach, working as a virtual machine image in the customer’s cloud data warehouse. By applying such a method, customers get a full control over their data, and it never leaves the customer's environment.
Azure Data Factory
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is a cloud-based data integration tool from Microsoft. It launched in 2015. And now, it’s popular among enterprises and individuals alike.
ADF offers a wide range of data integration scenarios. This includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, replication, and more. You can use over 90 built-in connectors. This covers on-premises and cloud-based data. You can use Azure Data Factory to move data from sources such as SQL Server, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP. And into destinations such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Blob Storage, and Amazon S3.
Microsoft takes customer data privacy and security very seriously. Microsoft designed Azure Data Factory with several security features. This includes Azure Active Directory integration, role-based access control, data encryption, and more. Moreover, the tool complies with security and privacy standards. This includes GDPR, SOC 1/2, ISO 27001, and HIPAA. This means that you can trust Azure Data Factory to handle your data in a secure and compliant manner.
You can also use ADF by importing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages.
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, data transformation, and business intelligence.||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Requires technical background for ETL,|
no code wizard for Data Loader.
|Low-code, no-code solutions.|
Coding in various languages for complex scenarios.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||Supported data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp or change data capture for AWS-hosted Matillion ETL instances.||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by Universal Connector framework to build REST connectors.||Provides SDK for creating custom connectors.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.4|
|Developer tools||The Matillion ETL API is available on standard REST-based APIs.||Azure Portal, CLI, and PowerShell.|
Azure Functions for transformations.
Use external services like HDInsight.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||Importing SSIS packages.|
Calling External processes from the pipeline.
Use Hadoop Streaming.
|Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, CCPA, SOC 2, GDPR||SOC 1/2/3, ISO 27001 / 27017 / 27018, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, FedRAMP, Dod SRG, ITAR||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Sales only.||Self-service through Azure Portal or contacting Microsoft sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual subscription.||Pay-as-you-go or consumption basis.|
No minimum commitment or contract term.
|Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Consumption-based pricing.||Always Free for 5 low frequency jobs.|
Included in Azure Free Trial with $200 credit for 30 days.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Matillion offers 140+ pre-built connectors and Universal Connectivity framework that allows its customers to create custom connectors to any REST API source system. Matillion ETL instances are hosted in various platforms: AWS, GCP, or Azure.
Azure Data Factory
Azure Data Factory has 90+ built-in connectors for integrating data from various sources. Microsoft regularly adds new connectors and update existing ones. The connectors can integrate databases, cloud platforms, big data, and SaaS applications. Popular connectors include Azure Blob Storage, Amazon S3, and Salesforce.
It also supports generic REST, OData, HTTP, and ODBC connectors. You can create custom connectors using .NET, Java, or Python. ADF provides a software development kit (SDK) for this purpose. And when you’re done with your new connector, you can share and reuse it to others in your organization. Or with other users outside your company.
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.
Matillion applies an ELT approach, providing post-load data transformations with its Transformation Jobs and Components. Users can either create transformation components by using SQL-queries or point-and-click selection.
Matillion ETL comes with many components that can retrieve data from other services and load that data into a table. These components can be called data staging component, data stagers, connectors, query components or integrations, interchangeably. The platform also offers a sample option for displaying a data sample before running the orchestration of transformation jobs/components.
Matillion ETL also supports external transformation tool, dbt. However, it can be applied only for Snowflake.
Azure Data Factory
Azure Data Factory provides flexible and powerful options for data transformation. ADF supports various transformations, including filtering, aggregating, joining, sorting, and more.
You can use the graphical user interface to add transformations or code to create advanced data transformations. ADF allows coding in several programming languages, including SQL, .NET, Python, and others.
It also supports external activities for executing your transformations on compute services. This includes HDInsight Hadoop, Spark, Data Lake Analytics, and Machine Learning. This gives you the flexibility to use different approaches in data transformation.
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.
Matillion provides ticketed support via its Support Portal or email. The service also offers training courses within the Matillion Academy: training materials, videos, tutorials and how-to guides to become an accredited certified Matillion expert.
Azure Data Factory
Azure Data Factory offers several levels of customer support. It includes free and paid options. The free support includes online documentation, community support, and email support.
Paid support options include Standard, Professional Direct, and Premier. Each has various levels of 24/7 support and faster response times. The Standard and Professional Direct support levels also come with an SLA. It guarantees a certain level of uptime and issue resolution time. Customers can reach the support team through various channels. This includes email, phone, and online chat. For premium support, customers can avail of dedicated support teams and other benefits.
Azure SLA guarantees 99.9% uptime for paid Azure services.
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.
The pricing model is a consumption-based one, depending on the data volume and features included. The platform applies Matillion Credits as a measure unit to pay for the consumption of Matillion services.
Matillion offers 14-day free trial for both products (ETL and Data Loader). The trial plan includes the same benefits as the Enterprise edition, allows to add a maximum of three instances, and has a limit of 1M batch rows loaded. Matillion also provides its Data Loader basic features for free with limits on volume and sources.
Azure Data Factory
Azure Data Factory provides a flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model. It charges based on pipeline orchestration, data movement, and data volume. Pricing can vary depending on region and usage patterns.
New customers get $200 free credit for 30 days to use any Azure service, including Data Factory. Pay-as-you-go is your next option once the trial ends or the free credits becomes zero. But ADF is always free for 5 low-frequency activities.
Some services may need resources not covered in Always Free services like storage. So, it’s crucial to check pricing and usage limits.
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.