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.
CData Software is a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Founded in 2014, CData has more than 10,000 customers. They develop data connectivity drivers for ODBC, JDBC, .Net, and Python to make data access easy. It also provides adapters to known data integration solutions. This includes SSIS, Mulesoft, and more. And one of the data integration solutions it offers is CData Sync.
CData Sync supports ETL and ELT processes with SQL and dbt transformations. It works by creating jobs and tasks to process data from the source to the destination. Each job can use any of the 250+ sources supported. And tasks run in a sequential manner to achieve the format required in the destination. You can then schedule the jobs to run at a specific or recurring time. It also allows a Unix cron statement for advanced scheduling.
CData provides software that resides on customer premises and network environments. So, CData has no access to customer data. And it is not considered a ‘processor’ under the GDPR and like privacy laws.
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, and data ingestion.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Requires technical background for ETL,|
no code wizard for Data Loader.
|No-code solution for simple integrations.|
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social 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 or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).|
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
|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.||Yes, by request.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.5 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.||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||APIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, CCPA, SOC 2, GDPR||SOC 2.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Sales only.||Self-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual subscription.||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Consumption-based pricing.||Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||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.
CData Sync connects to more than 250 data sources and more than 20 destinations. This includes relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. And NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Redis. And also, data warehousing platforms like Snowflake. It also supports SaaS platforms like Salesforce and more. Upon installation, CData Sync comes with select popular connectors. You can download other connectors on the CData website if you need more. And you can also install a new connector provided by their support team.
You can request CData for a custom connector and they promise to provide it to you in 90 days.
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.
CData Sync allows two ways to transform data: SQL and dbt transformations. This means you need SQL and Python coding skills. For simple transformations, SQL is enough. But complex transformations may require Python.
You can use SQL for in-flight or midstream transformations in ETL. This means that transformation happens before loading. And use dbt (SQL and/or Python) for post-job transformations in ELT.
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.
CData has both standard and premium support for any of its products.
Standard technical support is through email. With this level of support, CData will do its best to solve your problem at the soonest possible time. This support covers licensing, installation, and issues involving any of their products. And before you email them, look for answers in the Online Knowledge Base first. The answer you’re looking for might already be there.
But, premium support is more priority over standard support. You can do these either by email or phone. And this also covers programming and other issues besides what standard support covers.
Live chat is also available through CData’s website.
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.
You can order CData Sync online and choose between the following:
• Pay-as-you-go through AWS and Azure,
• and Multi-server and site licensing.
CData will charge you based on the number of rows and connections. Price starts at $3,999 per year for the Standard license. And you pay for 5 connections and up to 100 million rows per month. Note also that in that whooping price, you can’t take advantage of the REST API access and change data capture features of supported databases. So, you have to go for the higher priced plan.
But before you take out your credit card for payment, you can request a trial of the software. The number of days you can do the trial is unspecified. To request a trial, you need to fill up a form on their website. Then, wait for their response in your email. Yet, you need to provide a corporate email. But if you don’t have one, you can send an email to the CData support email instead.
Note that in each of the plan, premium support is not included. You have to pay an extra $999.75 for it.
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.