Stitchdata vs Hightouch vs Skyvia

Stitchdata and Hightouch 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.

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About the Services

Stitchdata

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.

Hightouch

Hightouch is a reverse ETL tool that syncs your data warehouse with cloud apps your business runs on. Since its launch, its customer base has grown including Spotify, NBA, and TripAdvisor.

It works by defining the source and target of your data. You can select from 150+ sources and destinations. The pricing plan limits the number of destinations you can use. You can define the pipeline model using SQL, dbt, or a visual table selector. Hightouch allows the sync schedule to automate the data flow. You can perform syncs hourly or more often in the highest-paid plan.

Hightouch secures your data with SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, and Privacy Shield. So, it ensures your data safety 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.

StitchdataHightouchSkyvia
FocusETL.Reverse ETLData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelNo-code, Low-code solutions.No-code, low-code solutions.
SQL and dbt for defining data models.
No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources140+20+160+
DestinationsSupported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, data lakes.130+Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table; incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp, change data capture.Full and incremental loading.
Supports Change Data Capture (CDP).
Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, by using Singer, Import API, or Incoming WebhooksUsing Custom Destination Toolkit or request for new sources/destinations.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.5 out of 5
67 Reviews
4.6 out of 5
289 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.5
12 Ratings
None4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsImport API, Connect API.Personalization and REST API, CLI,
Customer Studio (Business Plan only).
Extensions to alerting, model building, and sync scheduling to dbt,
Fivetran, Airflow and more.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesExtend with Singer Open Source,
Integrate with Talend Transformations.
REST API, dbt and other developer tool integration.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 2 Type II, HIPAA BAA, ISO/IEC 27001, GDPR, and CCPARSOC 2 Type 2, GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, Privacy Shield.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processSelf-service or sales. Also available from the AWS store.Use the Free Tier, or start the 30-day trial, then talk to Sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual or monthly billing.Annual or monthly.Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingUsage-based pricing wiith 14-day free trial.
No free plan.
4 Pricing Plans (Free, Starter, Pro, Business).
With a 30-day free trial for paid plans.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Stitchdata

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.

Hightouch

Hightouch can connect to 150+ connectors, including data warehouses, SQL and NoSQL databases, SaaS tools, and many more. There are more than 20 data warehouses, and about 10 of them can act as both source and destinations. The remaining 130+ act as destinations only.

You can use all available data sources in your reverse ETL pipelines for all plans. The pricing plan defines the number of available destinations. The free plan allows only one billable destination, not including free destinations like Excel, Google Sheets, and Airtable.

You also have two options if your source and destination are not in their list of connectors. You can either request Hightouch to support it or use the Custom Destination Toolkit and build it yourself.

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

Stitchdata

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.

Hightouch

You can perform transformations in Hightouch using SQL queries and functions with a visual table selector. You can also do dbt transformations like joining, aggregating, pivoting, and more in SQL or coding in Python.

You can design these transformations through Hightouch models after defining your data source. Your transformation options in Hightouch should be enough for almost any reverse ETL projects. And there’s even more transformation you can do in destinations like Excel or Google Sheets.

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

Stitchdata

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.

Hightouch

Hightouch support varies based on the pricing plan. However, product documentation and learning resources are available for all plans.

For the Free, Starter, and Pro plans, you can use email and Intercom with a 72-hour SLA. The Business plan provides custom email and Intercom SLA, and allows you to add a custom product uptime and support SLA. You can have a dedicated CSM and avail yourself of professional services.
Consult their Support and Pricing page for more details.

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

Stitchdata

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.

Hightouch

Hightouch pricing has 4 plans: Free, Starter, Pro, and Business. The main difference between the pricing plans is the number of billable destinations. Such destinations as connectors for Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable, and more are available for free. Destinations like Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud are premium destinations, available for the Business plan only.

Support, security and number of workspaces also vary depending on the plan. Hightouch offers a 30-day free trial for the paid plans.

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.