About the Services
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.
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration tool from Microsoft. You have SSIS when you buy Microsoft SQL Server. Launched in 2005, SSIS works with a variety of sources and delivers it to the desired destination. It’s a mature product that is flexible, scalable, and reliable. It is ideal for small-scale data migrations to large-scale enterprise data warehouses.
You can design SSIS packages using Visual Studio with drag-and-drop functionality and then perform a variety of data integration scenarios. And this includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, replication, and more. SSIS provides a range of data connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, Excel, and other data sources. It can also work with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. There are also third-party providers of free and commercial SSIS components. This adds more connectors and transformations to SSIS.
SSIS comes together with SQL Server installer. And it needs installation and configuration by a skilled IT professional. Data resides on customers’ on-premise or cloud servers. So, they are in control of its security. But you can also deploy it in the cloud. So, the security and privacy certifications of that cloud provider are in effect.
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||ELT, Reverse ETL, and data ingestion.||ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||No-code wizard for data ingestion. Python/SQL skills for data transformation||Low-code, no-code solution.|
Or, coding in .Net languages like C#.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Sources||200+||ODBC, ADO, .Net, OLEDB compatible data sources.||160+|
|Destinations||15 target connectors||Supported data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full or incremental load through change data capture.||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, through custom API connector.||Yes, by coding custom data source components.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.7 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||N/A||4.4|
|Developer tools||Web interface for designing pipelines or rivers. And Action River for API access.||Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Running a pipeline within another pipeline and accessing REST APIs.||Running external processes.|
Running within Azure Data Factory.
|Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO/IEC 27001:2013.||In the cloud: ISO/IEC 27001:2013, SOC 1/2, HIPAA, GDPR.|
On premise: IT departments are in control of security.
|HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Start free and/or talk to sales.||Bundled when you buy Microsoft SQL Server.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Based on SQL Server subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|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.||Pricing is based on SQL Server Edition licenses.|
Developer Edition is free.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) comes with various data connectors. These data sources are compatible with ADO, .Net, ODBC, and OLEDB providers. Some of the popular ones include connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, and Excel.
You can also create your own custom connectors to connect to unknown data sources. You can do this by creating a custom data source component. This allows customers to extend its functionality. And connect to any data source they need.
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.
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.
SSIS can handle data transformations in ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL scenarios. You can do transformation tasks like data cleansing, conversion, merging, and more. There are 30+ built-in transformations available in SSIS. And if you need something outside of that, code using C# or VB.Net to make your custom transformation.
Additionally, AI in Visual Studio can help you code faster. This is possible by using extensions like GitHub Copilot.
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.
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.
SSIS customers can receive support from Microsoft through a variety of channels. This includes online documentation, community forums, and direct support from Microsoft.
Different levels include free online resources, paid support plans, and premium support plans.
Customers can access support through the Microsoft Support Center. From here they can create a support ticket or chat with a support representative.
Microsoft also offers a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its premium support plans. This guarantees a response time and resolution time for support requests. To avail, contact a Microsoft sales representative. Or visit the Microsoft Support 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.
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.
SSIS is part of the SQL Server suite of products. And the pricing model is per-core. You can choose to buy a SQL Server license with SSIS included, or they can buy an SSIS license separately. Prices vary depending on the SQL Server edition and the number of cores required.
Microsoft also offers cloud-based options for SSIS through its Azure services. Customers can choose to run SSIS packages on virtual machines. Or use Azure Data Factory, a cloud-based ETL service that includes SSIS functionality. Azure Data Factory pricing model is another thing to consider. But you will only pay based on usage.
Developers can use SSIS for free if they have a SQL Server Developer Edition. This version includes all features of SQL Server Enterprise. But the license is for development and testing only.
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.