About the Services
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.
AWS Glue is a serverless data integration tool from Amazon. It helps you extract data from other cloud services offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then, incorporate it into data lakes and data warehouses. It offers a cost-efficient way to process data for good use in analytics and machine learning. AWS Glue provides a performance-optimized infrastructure for running Apache Spark for data integration. It supports batch and stream processing. And it speeds up data ingestion, processing, and integration.
AWS Glue covers various data integration scenarios. This includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, and replication.
AWS Glue encrypts all customer data at rest using industry-standard encryption algorithms. AWS Glue also provides customers with fine-grained access control over their metadata. It is compliant with various security standards such as SOC 1/2/3, PCI DSS Level 1, and HIPAA Eligible Service.
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, and Reverse ETL.||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code, no-code solution.|
Or, coding in .Net languages like C#.
|Low-code, no-code solutions|
Or, coding in Python or Scala on complex scenarios.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Sources||ODBC, ADO, .Net, OLEDB compatible data sources.||JDBC-compatible connectors and Amazon ecosystem connectors.||160+|
|Destinations||Supported data sources.||Supported data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full and incremental load.||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by coding custom data source components.||API for creating custom connectors.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.6 out of 5|
|4.2 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.4|
|Developer tools||Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio.||AWS Glue Studio, Console, CLI, and API.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Running external processes.|
Running within Azure Data Factory.
|Job bookmarking, parallel execution.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||In the cloud: ISO/IEC 27001:2013, SOC 1/2, HIPAA, GDPR.|
On premise: IT departments are in control of security.
|SOC 1/2/3, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018, PCI DSS.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Bundled when you buy Microsoft SQL Server.||Avail of free trial and talk to sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Based on SQL Server subscription.||Pay-as-you-go.|
No minimum contract term.
|Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Pricing is based on SQL Server Edition licenses.|
Developer Edition is free.
No minimum contract term.
|Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
AWS Glue supports the following connection types:
• JDBC-compatible data sources,
• Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS),
• Amazon Redshift,
• Amazon DocumentDB,
• MongoDB Atlas.
But there’s no mention of the latest number of data connectors available for AWS Glue.
AWS Glue provides an API for creating custom connectors. With this, you can connect to data sources unknown to AWS Glue.
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.
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.
AWS Glue can generate ETL code to transform source data into target schemas. Its graphical user interface (GUI) supports various types of transformations. These include handling missing values, filtering, mapping, aggregating, pivoting, and more.
If you prefer to code your transformations, AWS Glue supports Python and Scala.
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.
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.
AWS Glue provides different levels of support for its customers. These include Basic, Developer, Business, and Enterprise.
Basic support is free. And this includes access to AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Personal Health Dashboard.
Developer support includes all Basic support features, then add a 12-hour response time resolution of cases.
Business support includes all Developer support features, plus 1-hour response time for cases and Infrastructure Event Management.
Enterprise support includes all Business support features, plus a dedicated Technical Account Manager (TAM) and Infrastructure Event Management with customizations.
You can reach AWS Glue customer support by creating a case in the AWS Support Center. AWS Glue provides an SLA of 99.9% availability for its service. If you need premium support, you can avail of AWS Premium Support.
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.
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.
AWS Glue pricing depends on the number of Data Processing Units (DPUs) used per hour. DPUs are a measure of processing power and memory capacity. AWS Glue charges $0.44 per DPU hour. This means you pay only for what you use with no upfront costs or commitments.
AWS Glue also has Always Free AWS Glue 1 Million. It includes 1 million objects stored in the AWS Glue Data Catalog and 1 million requests/month.
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.