SnapLogic vs Pentaho Data Integration vs Skyvia

SnapLogic and Pentaho Data Integration both offer a data integration solution. Compare the features and benefits, data sources and destinations, and see which meets your needs. Look at the side-by-side comparison chart of the two data integration solutions.

Look at the side-by-side comparison chart

SnapLogic

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Pentaho Data Integration

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Skyvia

About the Services

SnapLogic

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) is an ETL tool with different offerings. You can choose between open-source and Enterprise Edition. Hitachi Vantara launched this in 2004. Since then, this tool has been serving a growing number of customers worldwide, and the feedback is positive.

PDI enables you to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data from a variety of sources. With PDI, you can integrate data to create meaningful insights and reports. These reports can help in business decisions.

PDI’s user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. However, it can get slow at times, and customization of the UI is limited, according to some reviews in Gartner Peer Insights. And only 68% Would Recommend according to the same reviews.

PDI is a product you need to install and configure. That means you take care of security and privacy concerns on your own. Yet, you can deploy PDI in the cloud and use whatever certifications the cloud provider has. PDI also uses security providers like LDAP, Secure Socket Layers, and more. So, PDI is not lax on security and privacy.

Skyvia

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.

SnapLogicPentaho Data IntegrationSkyvia
FocusETL, ELT, Reverse ETL.ETL, streaming dataData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelLow-code, No-code solutions.Low-code, no-code solution.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources700+40+160+
DestinationsSupported data sources including databases, data warehouses, and moreSupported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull or incremental load.Full or incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes. Contact your SnapLogic Customer Service Manager.Through JDBC or ODBC.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.2 out of 5
174 reviews
4.3 out of 5
15 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.5
138 Ratings
4.1
137 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsSnapLogic Designer for designing pipelines and SnapLogic API Management.Pentaho Data Integration.
Pentaho Metadata Editor.
Pentaho Aggregation Designer.
Pentaho Schema Workbench.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesSnapLogic Integration Assistant to help build pipelines faster using AI.Supports Hadoop and Spark integrations for Big Data.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 3, HIPAA, SSAE18 Type II, ISAE 3402 Type 2, GDPR, and AWS cloud infrastructure security and compliance certificates.No provided security and privacy certifications.
User and Role management within PDI.
Supports security providers such as LDAP, MSAD, SSO, SSL, AES, JDBC.
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processVisit the website for a demo and free trial. Then, talk to sales.Use the free trial and talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts.Pentaho Community Edition is open-source.
Talk to sales for more details.
Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingFixed rate pricing model for unlimited data and integrations. 30-day free trial.Community Edition is free and open source.
Contact sales for Enterprise Edition.
30-day free trial of Enterprise Edition.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

SnapLogic

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration offers a wide range of data connectors through JDBC. So, you can connect to databases, cloud platforms, and big data sources like Hadoop. Some of the most popular ones are MySQL, SQL Server, Google Analytics, and Salesforce.

PDI allows you to create your own custom data connector. Or use pre-built connectors created by the Pentaho community. In addition, PDI offers a marketplace where you can find third-party connectors. So, you can also try your luck here if you don’t want to roll up your sleeves to build a connector.

Skyvia

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.

Transformation

SnapLogic

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) allows you to transform data from one format to another. With PDI, customers can perform a variety of data transformations. Some of these are simple operations like filtering and sorting. There also are complex operations like pivoting, joining, and data validation.

PDI lets you drag and drop transformations into place. No need to write any code. But if you need custom transformations, you can code in languages like Java.

Skyvia

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.

Support

SnapLogic

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) offers various levels of support. You can access support through the Hitachi Vantara support portal. From there you’ll see the knowledgebase articles, product documentation, and community forums.

PDI customers have access to standard support. This includes email support and access to the support portal during business hours. Premium support is also available. It provides 24/7 phone support, priority handling, and faster response times. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are available for premium support.

You can also access a range of professional services like consulting and training.

Skyvia

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.

Pricing

SnapLogic

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.

Pentaho Data Integration

Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) offers a free Community Edition. It is also open source but comes with limited features. If you’re looking for more advanced features and support, try the Enterprise Edition. But, the website doesn’t mention the pricing for the Enterprise Edition.

But, PDI offers a 30-day trial for the Enterprise Edition. It allows you to try out the full range of features and see if this product is for you. If you decide to buy it, you’ll be able to access premium support services as well.

Skyvia

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.