About the Services
SnapLogic provides a unified platform for app integration, data integration, and API management. Founded in 2006, it now has 5 global offices to meet the demands of more customers. It is an iPaaS company offering tools integrating various data sources. This includes cloud databases, SaaS, and on-premise apps. It’s Data Integration and Automation offers ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL.
SnapLogic uses a graphical interface augmented by AI. With this, it claims to create pipelines 40% – 60% faster than other pipeline designers. Another thing is the Integration Assistant. It is a recommendation engine that uses machine learning. And it predicts the next step in building a pipeline. It claims to have an accuracy of up to 90% in recommending the next step.
Its 700+ pre-built connectors called Snaps are available across other SnapLogic products. This includes Data Integration and Automation. There are also transformation snaps to do cleansing and data preparation.
SnapLogic platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). And it leverages the security and compliance capabilities of AWS.
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 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.
|Focus||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL.||ETL, ELT||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code, No-code solutions.||No-code solution.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Supported data sources including databases, data warehouses, and more||Unspecified||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full or incremental load.||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes. Contact your SnapLogic Customer Service Manager.||Contributing to community/coding.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5|
|4.2 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||SnapLogic Designer for designing pipelines and SnapLogic API Management.||Web interface, REST API.|
CLI, integration to Kafka, and more.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||SnapLogic Integration Assistant to help build pipelines faster using AI.||REST API and open architecture.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 3, HIPAA, SSAE18 Type II, ISAE 3402 Type 2, GDPR, and AWS cloud infrastructure security and compliance certificates.||No provided security and privacy certifications.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Visit the website for a demo and free trial. Then, talk to sales.||Download, install, and configure.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||None||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Fixed rate pricing model for unlimited data and integrations. 30-day free trial.||Free||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
SnapLogic calls their pre-built connectors Snaps. And they have 700+ snaps to connect and integrate data. This includes major relational and NoSQL databases, SaaS platforms, and more. So, you can be sure that major CRM, accounting, email marketing, and other SaaS apps are there. But if you cannot find your connector, call your Customer Relations Manager for a custom Snap.
But Snaps are not for connections only. Depending on the data source, a Snap can do more. For example, a MySQL Snap includes running Bulk Inserts or stored procedures.
SnapLogic regularly updates Snaps to ensure 100% compatibility.
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 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.
SnapLogic has the Transformation Snap Pack that includes various transformation tasks. With this you can aggregate, pivot, encrypt, and more. This also includes AutoPrep to cut manual coding of data preparation and cleansing. It also allows non-technical users to make data transformations easily.
Meanwhile, the ELT Snap Pack provides transformations for ELT pipelines. With this, you can use SQL expressions and functions in the transformations. You can aggregate, cast to a different data type, join, filter, and more.
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 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.
SnapLogic has different ways to support customers throughout the whole integration experience. They have documentation, training, video tutorials, and more.
SnapLogic uses an online customer support page to submit issues and requests. It also has a community where customers share their knowledge. And a full resource library where you can find all the videos, podcasts, case studies, and more. Consult the documentation before sending a support ticket.
If you want a learning path or a course, you can join the SnapLogic Academy and earn a certification badge.
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 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.
You can’t find a pricing page on the SnapLogic website.
However, in G2 you can find 3 tiers of pricing for SnapLogic. The Project Edition, the Enterprise Edition, and the Ultra Enterprise Edition. The Project Edition starts at $48K. And then, the Enterprise Edition starts at $100K for handling multiple projects. Finally, you need to contact sales for the Ultra Enterprise Edition. And this tier is for real-time and mission-critical integrations.
Meanwhile, a SnapLogic mentions a fixed pricing model on their blog. This covers unlimited data and application integration. You can get a sure pricing model specific to your needs if you contact sales.
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 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.