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.
CData Software is a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Founded in 2014, CData has more than 10,000 customers. They develop data connectivity drivers for ODBC, JDBC, .Net, and Python to make data access easy. It also provides adapters to known data integration solutions. This includes SSIS, Mulesoft, and more. And one of the data integration solutions it offers is CData Sync.
CData Sync supports ETL and ELT processes with SQL and dbt transformations. It works by creating jobs and tasks to process data from the source to the destination. Each job can use any of the 250+ sources supported. And tasks run in a sequential manner to achieve the format required in the destination. You can then schedule the jobs to run at a specific or recurring time. It also allows a Unix cron statement for advanced scheduling.
CData provides software that resides on customer premises and network environments. So, CData has no access to customer data. And it is not considered a ‘processor’ under the GDPR and like privacy laws.
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, and data ingestion.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||No-code, Low-code solutions.||No-code solution for simple integrations.|
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, data lakes.||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social 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 or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).|
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
|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||Yes, by request.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|4.5 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||Import API, Connect API.||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Extend with Singer Open Source,|
Integrate with Talend Transformations.
|APIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.||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 2.||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 or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual or monthly billing.||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Usage-based pricing wiith 14-day free trial.|
No free plan.
|Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||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.
CData Sync connects to more than 250 data sources and more than 20 destinations. This includes relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. And NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Redis. And also, data warehousing platforms like Snowflake. It also supports SaaS platforms like Salesforce and more. Upon installation, CData Sync comes with select popular connectors. You can download other connectors on the CData website if you need more. And you can also install a new connector provided by their support team.
You can request CData for a custom connector and they promise to provide it to you in 90 days.
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.
CData Sync allows two ways to transform data: SQL and dbt transformations. This means you need SQL and Python coding skills. For simple transformations, SQL is enough. But complex transformations may require Python.
You can use SQL for in-flight or midstream transformations in ETL. This means that transformation happens before loading. And use dbt (SQL and/or Python) for post-job transformations in ELT.
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.
CData has both standard and premium support for any of its products.
Standard technical support is through email. With this level of support, CData will do its best to solve your problem at the soonest possible time. This support covers licensing, installation, and issues involving any of their products. And before you email them, look for answers in the Online Knowledge Base first. The answer you’re looking for might already be there.
But, premium support is more priority over standard support. You can do these either by email or phone. And this also covers programming and other issues besides what standard support covers.
Live chat is also available through CData’s website.
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.
You can order CData Sync online and choose between the following:
• Pay-as-you-go through AWS and Azure,
• and Multi-server and site licensing.
CData will charge you based on the number of rows and connections. Price starts at $3,999 per year for the Standard license. And you pay for 5 connections and up to 100 million rows per month. Note also that in that whooping price, you can’t take advantage of the REST API access and change data capture features of supported databases. So, you have to go for the higher priced plan.
But before you take out your credit card for payment, you can request a trial of the software. The number of days you can do the trial is unspecified. To request a trial, you need to fill up a form on their website. Then, wait for their response in your email. Yet, you need to provide a corporate email. But if you don’t have one, you can send an email to the CData support email instead.
Note that in each of the plan, premium support is not included. You have to pay an extra $999.75 for it.
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.