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.
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||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL.||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code, No-code solutions.||Low-code, no-code solutions.|
Coding in various languages for complex scenarios.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Supported data sources including databases, data warehouses, and more||Supported data sources.||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.||Provides SDK for creating custom connectors.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||SnapLogic Designer for designing pipelines and SnapLogic API Management.||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||SnapLogic Integration Assistant to help build pipelines faster using AI.||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||SOC 3, HIPAA, SSAE18 Type II, ISAE 3402 Type 2, GDPR, and AWS cloud infrastructure security and compliance certificates.||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||Visit the website for a demo and free trial. Then, talk to sales.||Self-service through Azure Portal or contacting Microsoft sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Pay-as-you-go or consumption basis.|
No minimum commitment or contract term.
|Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Fixed rate pricing model for unlimited data and integrations. 30-day free trial.||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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.