About the Services
Stitch is a cloud-first data integration platform. It offers an ETL data pipeline service. The company started in 2016 and since then more than 3000 customers rely on them. In late 2018 they were acquired by Talend. So, Stitch is a Talend company, as seen on their website. But in May 2023, Qlik acquired Talend.
This tool has a simple visual interface to set up pipelines. Stitch works by extracting data on a defined schedule using the Singer-based engine. Then, using its Import API, Stitch saves your data in its internal data pipeline. After this, it performs some light automatic data transformations compatible with your destination. Finally, Stitch loads the transformed data to your destination.
Stitch encrypts the data at rest in its internal data pipeline and has a retention period. Customers’ data is safe as Stitch complies with security and privacy regulations. It has certificates for SOC 2, GDPR, and more, and availing of the Premium plan adds the HIPAA certification.
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 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.||ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, streaming.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||No-code, Low-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, data lakes.||Supported data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table; incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp, change data capture.||Full and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by using Singer, Import API, or Incoming Webhooks||Provides SDK for creating custom connectors.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||Import API, Connect API.||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||Extend with Singer Open Source,|
Integrate with Talend Transformations.
|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 2 Type II, HIPAA BAA, ISO/IEC 27001, GDPR, and CCPAR||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||Self-service or sales. Also available from the AWS store.||Self-service through Azure Portal or contacting Microsoft sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual or monthly billing.||Pay-as-you-go or consumption basis.|
No minimum commitment or contract term.
|Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Usage-based pricing wiith 14-day free trial.|
No free plan.
|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.|
Stitch supports 140+ connectors. With the Standard plan, you can only use one destination and ten standard sources. Buy a higher plan to have more destinations and unlimited sources.
Because Stitch uses the Singer engine to extract data, you can use it to create new connectors. This is useful if your data source is not among the 140+ supported sources. Alternatively, you can use the Import API and incoming Webhooks if you don’t want to create new connectors. Stitch recommends using Singer for the new connectors, but you need Python coding skills.
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 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.
Inside Stitch, you can’t create your user-defined transformations. Only automatic transformations happen within Stitch, and these are for making sure data types are compatible with the source and target.
However, you can use Talend’s transformation solutions to define your transformations. With this, you can aggregate, filter, join, 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 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.
The type of support you get from Stitch depends on your chosen pricing plan. You have global support using chat and support portal for the Standard plan. You can also reach them within regional business hours.
With the Advanced plan, you get Gold global support. And with the Premium plan, you get Platinum. These support plans also include a Global Customer Success Manager.
Customers of any plan have access to technical documentation, community, and other resources.
Note that some users from review sites report that customer support needs improvement.
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 themselves of dedicated support teams and other benefits.
Azure SLA guarantees 99.9% uptime for paid Azure services.
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.
Stitch offers 3 pricing plans: Standard, Advanced, and Premium. Each plan differs in the number of pipeline sources and destinations. Support level, security, and more improve as you go to higher plans.
The Standard Plan starts at $100 for 5 million rows per month. The pricing page has a slider to increase the number of rows and you can see the price as you slide the number of rows higher. Billing is either monthly or annual. With this plan, you can only have 1 destination and 10 standard sources, 5 users, SOC 2 compliance, and more. But you don’t have API access.
The number of destinations and sources increases with the Advanced and Premium plans. Both have annual billings. And you can also get better support, security, and more processed rows per month.
Some reviewers feel the starting price is a bit pricey for small companies.
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. 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.