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.
Matillion is a unified data productivity platform for designing data pipelines. You can do ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, or data replication with different Matillion services. Matillion has the Data Productivity Cloud, which includes the Data Loader, Designer, and Matillion ETL. It started in 2011 and has gained more than 1200 customers since then. Some of them are big-name companies like Cisco, Western Union, and more.
Matillion Data Loader extracts the data and loads it to a destination of choice, but no transformations are available. It works with a web-based wizard interface.
For a fully-featured ETL/ELT solution, you can use Matillion ETL or Matillion Data Productivity Cloud. Both of them use a drag-and-drop interface. The difference is in their setup and deployment. You deploy Matillion ETL in your chosen cloud provider and data platform. As for Matillion Data Productivity Cloud, Matillion itself hosts it, so you don't need a separate setup.
Matillion complies with industry-standard certifications for data privacy and security. You can check their Security Portal for details on certification on SOC 2, GDPR, and others.
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, data replication||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||No-code, Low-code solutions.||No-code, low-code solution.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, data lakes.||Popular services, warehouses, and databases.||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 loading.||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, using wizard-driven custom connector framework.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.5 out of 5|
|4.3 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.5|
|Developer tools||Import API, Connect API.||Matillion ETL, Matillion Data Productivity Cloud Designer, Matillion ETL API||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Extend with Singer Open Source,|
Integrate with Talend Transformations.
|Run Python scripts, dbt commands, and Databricks Notebook.||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, ISO 27001, CCPA, CSA Star||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Self-service or sales. Also available from the AWS store.||Requires a conversation with sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual or monthly billing.||Annual subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Usage-based pricing wiith 14-day free trial.|
No free plan.
|Consumption-based pricing based on Matillion credits.|
With 30-day free trial + 500 Matillion credits.
No free plan.
|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.
You can use 150+ pre-built connectors from Matillion. These includes connections to social media, ERP, CRM, relational databases, and more that can be used for loading to data warehouse. Matillion can also reverse ETL using 7 Output Components that includes Salesforce, Azure SQL, and AWS RDS.
They also let you create your own connectors using the wizard-driven custom connector framework. However, the availability of your own connector depends on your skills to do this.
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.
Matillion has 40+ transformation components available for Matillion ETL and 30+ components available for Matillion Data Productivity Cloud Designer. Both products support running Python scripts and dbt commands for more complex transformations. It also has an Expression Editor for creating formulas or expressions in components.
You can place these components in the pipeline canvas using drag-and-drop. These components can do aggregating, pivoting, joining, and more. You can also use these components regardless of the target data warehouse. Scripting components are available for all pricing plans in Matillion ETL. But for Data Productivity Cloud it can be used only in the Enterprise plan.
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.
Matillion customers always have access to technical documentation, Support Portal, and learning resources. This is regardless of their availed pricing plan.
The next level of support is Mission Critical and Mission Critical Plus. Both offer faster response, expert staff, and more. These support options are available for Advanced and Enterprise pricing tiers. Whether this is another payment on top of the pricing tiers is not clear on the Pricing page. So, you need to contact Sales for clarification.
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 try Matillion for 30 days free and then choose between 3 pricing tiers where features and support level up. Matillion uses consumption-based pricing and a credit is the unit of measurement. The computation of credit consumption differs in Matillion ETL and Data Productivity Cloud, so check out their Pricing page or ask a Sales representative for more details.
Paid plans start at $2/credit for the Basic tier. Then, the cost increases if you go for the Advanced and Enterprise tiers.
Buying a Matillion plan is a 1-year contract with a Service Level Agreement. So, make sure to use the trial period before deciding if this is good for you. Note also that setting up Matillion ETL introduces separate pricing plans - one for the cloud provider (Azure, AWS, GCP) and another for the data platform (Snowflake, Redshift, etc.). And this does not include the technical expertise needed for the setup.
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.