Does Fivetran Connect to Snowflake? Find The Best Snowflake ETL Solution!
Snowflake is one of the premier data warehouses on the market, and Fivetran is a notable ETL tool to evaluate. Let's evaluate your options for Snowflake ETL and the capabilities of Fivetran specifically.
If you want to start moving data from 300+ business applications into Snowflake with no code, you can use Portable for free.
It takes only a few minutes to start syncing data to Snowflake with Portable.
Fivetran was founded in , an ELT tool for hyper-growth companies. Fivetran was among the very first ETL tools available in the market. Its focus is on enterprise applications and the most popular data sources used by the largest companies.
When data teams evaluate SaaS ETL / ELT solutions, it is common for Fivetran to be on the list. As teams build out their Modern Data Stack, it's common to first pick a solution like Snowflake for data warehousing, and then to evaluate the best ETL solutions.
Let's walk through the pros and cons of using Fivetran for Snowflake ETL.
When evaluating ETL tools for Snowflake, the goal is to automate the process of extracting data from APIs, databases, or files, and the data pipeline that loads the data into Snowflake.
Before the advent of cloud-hosted ETL / ELT solutions like Portable and Fivetran, it was common for data engineers to write Python code, deploy infrastructure, use an open source framework, or pay consultants to manage these data pipelines.
With no-code solutions, this process is now much simpler. Let's take a look at Fivetran's capabilities.
Whether you're on AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Using a no-code solution can make the data syncing process extremely simple.
It's common for companies to use Fivetran connectors for the largest data sources and to use Portable for hard-to-find systems.
Now, let's take a look at the process of replicating data with Fivetran.
Fivetran specializes in data integration. Extracting data from disparate data sources and then loading into destinations like Snowflake.
Fivetran supports a number of destinations - Here are some of the destinations that Fivetran supports:
At Portable, we support Snowflake, and we support the most common data warehouses.
Now let's dig into the types of data sources that you will be able to connect to your data warehouse.
When you evaluate ETL tools, there are two main considerations when it comes to connectors. The prebuilt connectors that are already supported, and custom connector development.
Fivetran's connector catalog is just over 160 data sources.
These connectors are typically the largest databases, file-based sources, and business applications that are helpful when your team is first standing up your data stack. For example, Amazon Ads, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Portable provides access to 300+ data sources out-of-the-box. With a catalog larger than most other ETL tools, it's easy to connect the sources you need to your analytics environment of choice.
Uniquely, Portable focuses on long-tail business applications. This means that the connectors in Portable's catalog are hard-to-find and are great for augmenting your primary ELT vendor for the no-code connectors you need as your responsibilities expand.
So, how much will it cost to connect your data sources to Snowflake? First, let's walk through Fivetran's pricing model.
If you need long-tail integrations that aren't supported by Fivetran, you should give Portable a try.
Now, let's talk about Snowflake.
Snowflake offers a SaaS data warehouse for analytics teams. Because Snowflake is not associated with a larger cloud platform (like AWS, GCP, or Azure), it is a neutral solution in the market relative to most data warehousing alternatives and has built a strong ecosystem of technology partners. The Snowflake Data Cloud is one of the best data warehousing solutions for analytics teams.
Data warehouses are great platforms on which to store information, build data models, and run compute to analyze your data; however, most data teams care less about the infrastructure and more about the value they can generate for the business with a tool like Snowflake.
There are three main ways to create value with a data warehouse.
With the advent of cloud data warehousing (tools like Snowflake), and the decoupling of data replication (the EL in ELT) and data transformation (with tools like DBT Labs, Coalesce.io and Narrator), ETL is simpler than ever.
If you are just getting started with ETL and your need your product database, your CRM system, or your HRIS system connected to Snowflake, Fivetran can be a great choice.
When you need to connect business unit specific business applications to Snowflake, Portable offers over 300+ data connectors to make your life simple. We'll even build new data sources at no cost to you.
Pricing is simple, predictable, and based on connectors instead of data volume. Data is loaded into ready-to-query schemas so you can start building in minutes.
It's free to sign up and start moving data to Snowflake.