About the Services
Stitch is a cloud-based ETL service that provides data integration software. It was founded in 2016 and offers more than 130 connectors for 1000+ of its customers. Companies use Stitch to automate the movement of data from SaaS applications and databases into data warehouses and data lakes so that they can be analyzed with BI tools. Stitchdata charges based on how much data customers are actually ingesting, providing volume-based pricing plans.
Matillion is an ETL solution created for the cloud systems. It was founded in 2010 and attracted investments from Databricks Ventures. Matillion Data Productivity Cloud consists of Matillion ETL and Matillion Data Loader. It supports 140+ connectors and provides extract, load and transform features for more than 450 companies in 40 countries.
With Matillion, companies can extract raw data from popular sources and load it into cloud data platform destinations. The service supports such platform as Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake and Azure. Matillion offers consumption-based pricing model, depending on the data volume and features included.
Matillion offers a self-hosting approach, working as a virtual machine image in the customer’s cloud data warehouse. By applying such a method, customers get a full control over their data, and it never leaves the customer's environment.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, bidirectional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 1997 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 140 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 1800+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits business users and IT professionals as well. Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to try app features before deciding to complete purchase.
|Focus||Data ingestion, ELT.||Data ingestion, data transformation, and business intelligence.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||No coding required.||Requires technical background for ETL,|
no code wizard for Data Loader.
|No code wizard.|
|Sources||More than 130.||140+||140+|
|Destinations||All major data warehouses, lakes and databases.||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||Any supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via change data capture.||Full table and incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp or change data capture for AWS-hosted Matillion ETL instances.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, by Universal Connector framework to build REST connectors.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|4.4 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.7|
|Developer tools||Stitch Connect API for integrating Stitch with other platforms.||The Matillion ETL API is available on standard REST-based APIs.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||No||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR||HIPAA, CCPA, SOC 2, GDPR||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Self-service or sales. Also available from the AWS store.||Sales only.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Month to month or annual contracts.||Annual subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with new added or edited rows.||Consumption-based pricing.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Stitchdata connects to more than 130 connectors, including most popular data warehouses and databases as destinations. Customers can contract with Stitch to have them build new sources for them, and anyone can add a new source to Stitch using Singer, their open-source toolkit for writing scripts that move data.
Matillion offers 140+ pre-built connectors and Universal Connectivity framework that allows its customers to create custom connectors to any REST API source system. Matillion ETL instances are hosted in various platforms: AWS, GCP, or Azure.
Skyvia offers more than 140 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 consider building it without additional payment.
Stitchdata only provides the transformations required for compatibility with the destination, such as translating data types or denesting data when relevant. Aside from this, no extra transformation feature is offered.
Stitchdata doesn't perform arbitrary transformations, it performs only the transformations required to ensure the loaded data is useful and compatible with your destination. The transformations Stitch performs are dependent on the destination you choose. These can include: data typing, JSON structures, object names, and timezones.
Matillion applies an ELT approach, providing post-load data transformations with its Transformation Jobs and Components. Users can either create transformation components by using SQL-queries or point-and-click selection.
Matillion ETL comes with many components that can retrieve data from other services and load that data into a table. These components can be called data staging component, data stagers, connectors, query components or integrations, interchangeably. The platform also offers a sample option for displaying a data sample before running the orchestration of transformation jobs/components.
Matillion ETL also supports external transformation tool, dbt. However, it can be applied only for Snowflake.
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 more.
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.
Stitchdata provides in-app and email chat support to all its customers (during its regional business hours), whereas the phone support is available only for Enterprise customers. Its documentation is comprehensive and is open source — anyone can contribute to it, however, Stitchdata doesn't provide any training services.
Matillion provides ticketed support via its Support Portal or email. The service also offers training courses within the Matillion Academy: training materials, videos, tutorials and how-to guides to become an accredited certified Matillion expert.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. For paid customers there's also a phone support option. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
Stitchdata offers 14-day free trial. Pricing is based on the volume of rows and events replicated per month. Each Stitch plan is allotted a certain number of replicated rows per month. As a replicated row, the service counts a new row, an updated row, a sub-row or a copy of an existing row. In addition, access to some integrations depends on the type of plan you select, for example, Advanced and Premium plans come with row and destination add-ons. More details can be found here.
The pricing model is a consumption-based one, depending on the data volume and features included. The platform applies Matillion Credits as a measure unit to pay for the consumption of Matillion services.
Matillion offers 14-day free trial for both products (ETL and Data Loader). The trial plan includes the same benefits as the Enterprise edition, allows to add a maximum of three instances, and has a limit of 1M batch rows loaded. Matillion also provides its Data Loader basic features for free with limits on volume and sources.
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.