About the Services
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.
Informatica is an iPaaS platform offering solutions for the enterprise sector. It’s capable of ETL, ELT, and cloud management. It started in 1993. And now, they have 5000+ customers, including Dolby, Twitch, and more.
Informatica offers integration products for both cloud and on-premise cases. The most popular products are PowerCenter and Intelligent Data Management Cloud platform. You can start for free, but you need a work email. So, Gmail, Outlook, and the like won’t pass the registration.
They have a low-code, no-code GUI tool for both cloud and on-premises. They also have an AI recommendation engine called Claire AI. But the ease of use is a mixed bag from users in review sites. Some say it’s easy to use. But others feel it’s too complex and hard to navigate.
Like other data integration tools, Informatica ensures your data is private. They have SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, and other certifications.
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||Data integration and management platform.||Data Ingestion, ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Low-code environment.||Varies from low-code to high-code, depending on the product.||No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Sources||1,000 connectors and components.||90+||160+|
|Destinations||Incremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.||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 Change Data Capture.||Full table; incremental via change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by Talend Component Kit.||Yes, by Connector Toolkit Developer.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.3 out of 5|
|4.2 out of 5|
|4.7 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.1|
|Developer tools||Talend Cloud API Designer.||Informatica Developer Tool, REST API, Connector Toolkit.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.||Visual ETL designer, Claire AI.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.|
|Compliance and security certifications||GDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.||SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR, Privacy Shield.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Sales only.||Requires conversation with sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Monthly or annual contracts.||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
14-day free trial for cloud.
Free Talend Open Studio.
|Consumption-based pricing.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
Informatica’s platform boasts 50K+ high-performance, metadata-aware connections based on its website. But this is not the actual number of connectors. The list of Informatica connectors shows less than 100. It supports SaaS apps, relational databases, data warehouses, and more. It also supports ODBC, JDBC, OData, and REST API. And with these, the number of connectors can increase but will not reach 50K.
You can request new connectors or use the Connector Toolkit for developers.
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.
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.
Informatica offers various data transformation capabilities like aggregation, masking, filtering, parsing, and more. The service processes data transformations in real-time or batch. It also uses AI to map columns to increase productivity.
Informatica offers simple transformations only in their free Cloud Data Integration. Grab a paid plan to enjoy advanced transformations. And get the highest-paid plan to have more data-quality services.
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.
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.
Informatica support depends on your pricing plan.
For the free Data Loader, you only have the community to support you. But the free Cloud Data Integration lets you enjoy the community and live chat.
For the paid tiers, you have Cloud Data Integration – PayGo. It lets you enjoy the community, live chat, and basic support. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Data Management Cloud offers community and premium support.
Informatica also offers comprehensive documentation, a portal with learning courses, and certification training.
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.
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.
Informatica uses consumption-based pricing. It measures consumption in what they call Informatica Processing Unit (IPU). You need to subscribe to enough IPUs in advance for your data integration needs.
Informatica also offers a free tier for their Cloud Data Integration. But with it, you only get simple transformations and live chat support. Also unavailable are SOC 2 Compliance, API Management, data privacy, and more.
The paid tiers offer better support and the features missing in the free tier. For more information, visit Informatica’s website.
Note that one of the dislikes about Informatica is its price. Reviews in G2 report it’s very pricey.
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.