Talend vs AWS Data Pipeline vs Skyvia

Talend and AWS Data Pipeline 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.

Look at the side-by-side comparison chart

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AWS Data Pipeline

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Skyvia

About the Services

Talend

Talend is a cloud-based platform that offers cloud and on-premise integration solutions. The service provides an open-source tool called Talend Open Studio for free. And a fully-featured tool suite called Talend Data Fabric. It combines data integration, quality, and governance into a single, low-code platform. The company started in 2005. And it provides services for thousands of customers, including Toyota, eBay, and more.

Talend offers pre-built integration templates and a wide variety of components. The tool provides an easy interface with drag-and-drop. Then, you can set the properties of each component. It also provides a collaborative environment for data integration and management projects. Some users feel that the user interface is easy. But others do not. Some also report performance issues with the tool.

Your data is also safe with Talend using CCPA, GDPR, and other certifications.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline is a cloud-based data integration service from Amazon. It works well with cloud and on-premise data sources. Amazon launched it in 2012. And since then, it helped thousands of customers move and process data.

But unlike AWS Glue, Data Pipeline is not serverless. It requires an Amazon EC2 instance to perform processing.

AWS Data Pipeline has a web interface to define your data processing workflows. And it requires no coding knowledge. In one place, you can schedule, automate, and track your data workflows. It’s more of a fill-in-the-blanks rather than drag-and-drop.

AWS Data Pipeline is like any other AWS service when it comes to security and privacy. It’s HIPAA eligible and has various certifications, including SOC 1 and PCI DSS. Rest assured that your data is in safe hands.

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.

TalendAWS Data PipelineSkyvia
FocusData integration and management platform.ETLData ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelLow-code environment.Low code, no-code solutions.
Coding in various languages.
No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources1,000 connectors and components.JDBC-compatible connectors and Amazon ecosystem connectors.160+
DestinationsIncremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.Supported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationFull table; incremental via Change Data Capture.Full or incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, by Talend Component Kit.Through AWS SDKs.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.3 out of 5
109 reviews
4.1 out of 5
24 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.1
107 Ratings
4.7
1 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsTalend Cloud API Designer.AWS Data Pipeline CLI.
AWS Management Console.
REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesTalend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.AWS SDKs.
Query API.
Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsGDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.SOC 1/2/3, HIPAA, GDPR
ISO 27001, 27017, and 27018
PCI DSS
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processSales only.Use the free trial and talk to sales.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inMonthly or annual contracts.Pay-as-you-go.
No minimum contract term.
Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingSubscription-based pricing.
14-day free trial for cloud.
Free Talend Open Studio.
Based on frequencies of preconditions and activities.
With 12 months of free tier.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Talend

Talend has many capabilities, serving as an ETL, ELT, iPaaS, and API gateway tool. It supports 1000+ out-of-the-box connectors and processors. You can extend pre-built connectors by creating custom connectors and processors. With the help of Talend Cloud API Designer users can design an API in a graphical user interface. No need to learn OAS/Swagger or RAML syntax.

Higher-priced plans offer specialized connectors for moving big data. It also offers unstructured data capability.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline has data connectors for AWS RDS, JDBC data sources, and more. These let you connect to various data sources. Be it databases, cloud platforms, and storage systems. Some of the most popular ones include Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Redshift.

AWS Data Pipeline allows you to connect to other data sources using AWS SDKs. This allows you to connect to any data source with an API or a JDBC driver. With this, you can use Java, .NET, and others.

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

Talend

Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation. It allows users to transform their data and perform many data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their transformations using the low-code environment. Or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations in Talend Studio.

Transformations are reusable and shareable to address common data quality issues.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline supports various types of transformations like filtering, aggregation, and normalization. You can use a simple drag-and-drop interface to perform transformations. Or write your transformations using a programming language like Python or Java. For even more complex transformations, you can also use Hive, Pig, and MapReduce.

Scheduling data transformation activities is easy with AWS Data Pipeline. And you can also check it in real-time using the AWS Management Console or through API calls. With AWS Data Pipeline, customers have complete control over their data transformation process.

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

Talend

Talend offers free access to its documentation and community support. It provides the guide in 4 languages (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish). It also offers support through an online ticketing system. You can also upgrade to a higher level of customer support. Aside from the Talend Academy courses, there’s also an Udemy course for Talend Open Studio.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline provides various levels of customer support. You can access documentation available on the AWS website. You can also submit tickets through the AWS Support Center. Or engage with the AWS community for guidance and support.

There are 4 plans for premium support: Developer, Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus. The plans differ in the level of support and the services included. It can be any or all of the following:

• 24/7 access to AWS support engineers,
• personalized support,
• and guidance for architecture and best practices.

AWS also provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for different response times.

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

Talend

Talend offers a free version called Talend Open Studio. It is a desktop app that you need to download and install. It also comes with limited data integration features and lacks customer support.

You can also try Talend Cloud with a free 14-day trial.

Talend provides subscription-based pricing depending on functionality. But user reviews often mention unpredictable pricing. That’s not good for growing data teams. Some users also view it as very pricey.

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Data Pipeline offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The frequency of pipeline runs forms the basis of the model. Low-frequency runs are pipelines that run less than once a day. Rates are lower than high-frequency runs, which are pipelines that run once a day or more.

AWS Data Pipeline also offers a Free Trial. This includes 3 low-frequency preconditions and 5 low-frequency activities per month. This is free for 12 months. The Free Trial includes access to all AWS features. So, customers can test out the service and see if it meets their needs.

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.