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.
Talend is a cloud-based platform that offers cloud and on-premise integration solutions. The service provides open-source tools for free usage and a fully-featured tool suit, Talend Data Fabric. The Talend Data Fabric includes the Talend Studio, Stitch, Talend Big Data, Management Console, API Services, Data Inventory, Pipeline Designer, Data Preparation and Data Stewardship. The company was founded in 2005 and provides its services for thousands of customers.
Talend offers pre-built integration templates and wide variety of components to ease data-related processes. Additionally, Talend provides a collaborative environment that allows teams to work together on data integration and management projects. the pricing for Talend's platform can vary depending on the specific needs and requirements. It offers several pricing plans, including a free open-source version of their platform as well as paid subscriptions for their enterprise and cloud editions.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, bidirectional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 1997 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 140 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 1800+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits business users and IT professionals as well. Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to try app features before deciding to complete purchase.
|Focus||Data ingestion, data transformation, and business intelligence.||Data integration and management platform.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Requires technical background for ETL,|
no code wizard for Data Loader.
|Low-code environment.||No code wizard.|
|Sources||140+||1,000 connectors and components.||140+|
|Destinations||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||Any 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.||Incremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.||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 Talend Component Kit.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.0 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.||Talend Cloud API Designer.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, CCPA, SOC 2, GDPR||GDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Sales only.||Sales only.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Consumption-based pricing.||Subscription-based pricing.||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.
Talend has many capabilities, serving as an ETL, ESB, iPaaS, and API gateway tool. Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer comes with 1000+ of out-of-the-box connectors and processors that can be extended by creating custom connectors and processors. With the help of Talend Cloud API Designer users can design an API in a graphical user interface, without having to learn OAS/Swagger or RAML syntax.
Skyvia offers more than 140 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 consider 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.
Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio. Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio.
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 more.
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.
Talend offers free access to its documentation and community support in the help center. Talend provides its service description guide in 4 languages (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish). Talend also offers support through an online ticketing system; its customers can also upgrade to a higher level of customer support. Besides from the Talend Academy courses, there's also an Udemy course for Talend Open Studio.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. For paid customers there's also a phone support option. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
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.
Talend offers free trial and a free version called Talend Open Studio that is a desktop version and should be downloaded. It also comes with limited data integration features and lacks customer support.
Overall, the service provides the subscription-based pricing, depending on functionality. However, user reviews often mention the unpredictable pricing within data volume scaling and license renewals, which is a key consideration for growing data teams.
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.