Choosing the right data tool usually depends on whether you have a technical team or not.
Some tools require code for everything, while others let you create new connectors and build a pipeline using a graphic user interface. Hevo is a no-code platform that's built for those with less technical skills, and is designed for anyone to get up and running quickly.
But Hevo isn't the only data pipeline tool out there, and it might not even be the best one for your needs. Today, we'll look at the top 10 Hevo Data alternatives so you can find the best platform for your business.
Hevo Data (often just called Hevo) is a comprehensive data pipeline tool that works with ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL workflows.
What makes Hevo unique is its focus on simplifying the data process. Hevo prides itself on a no-code interface that's easy to learn and use, and features that make it easy to transform data and deliver intelligence to the tools you use.
But Hevo has a few issues. Unlike many tools, Hevo doesn't give you granular control over when you'll run data pipelines. That means you can't, say, choose a specific time of day for a process to run. You might need to manually map data between some tools. Pricing can be tricky to understand. And perhaps most crucially, there are only 150+ built-in data connectors.
Free: One million events (limited to 50+ data connectors)
Starter: Starts at $239/month
Business: Custom quote
Free: Access to 4 data warehouses and 3 SaaS targets
Starter: $199/month (limited to 4 data warehouses and 4 SaaS targets)
Business: Contact sales
Fast configuration in just a few clicks with a graphic interface that doesn't require coding
Support for ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL workflows
Support for major data destinations, including Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Databricks, MySQL, and more
Support for the most popular data sources, including Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Google Analytics, AWS platforms, and more
Limited support for long-tail data sources---only 150+
Less control over data loading frequencies, such as setting a specific time of day
May require manual mapping to transfer data between tools
Portable offers the long-tail connectors you won't find on Hevo. It supports more than 250 connectors, and the Portable team will create custom integrations upon request, which the team will also maintain.
Portable is an attractive option for teams looking for a zero-code option to create new data connectors that doesn't leave them on the hook for maintenance as APIs change.
Manual: Unlimited data sources including destinations, volumes, and sources using manual sync
Scheduled data flow: $200 per data flow with unlimited sources, destinations, and volumes
Custom: Talk to sales team
250+ data source connectors
Support for cloud-based data warehouses
Unlimited data sources, destinations, and volumes
Development and maintenance of new data source connectors for free
Personalized customer support
Portable comes with 250+ prebuild connectors centered around applications that major platforms don't support.
Portable can build and maintain new data connectors at no additional cost. The team can deliver new connectors within days, and sometimes even hours.
Portable provides hands-on customer support.
Unlimited data, destinations, and sources with transparent pricing
Full-featured manual plan lets you test all connectors for as long as you'd like
250+ connectors focused on sources other companies don't support
Custom connector creation and maintenance at no cost
Doesn't work with the biggest enterprise sources (e.g., Salesforce or QuickBooks)
Not compatible with databases as sources
Not available internationally
Companies that require long-tail or custom data connectors, but don't have the capability to build or maintain them in-house.
Fivetran is a data platform that's focused on large enterprises. Fivetran offers ETL and CDC capabilities.
Standard Select: Est. $60/month (limited to one user and 500k active monthly rows)
Starter: Est. $120/month (limited to 10 users)
Standard: Est. $180/month
Enterprise: Est. $240/month
Business Critical: Contact sales
A 14-day free trial is available
Solid support for the most well-known enterprise applications
Native warehouse transformation
Data security features included in the platform
Data replication using change data capture
Fivetran provides more than 160 data source connectors, focused around the most popular big data sources.
You can request custom data connectors on the Fivetran website, but there aren't details on how these requests are prioritized or their estimated delivery times. You can create new connectors, but not all plans have access to Fivetran's REST API.
Fivetran provides 24/7 support for all plans. Higher-tier plans offer SLAs.
One of the most established ETL tools, with major companies as clients
Integrations with the biggest business sources and destinations
Real-time or near-real-time data sync
Premium pricing that's more expensive than most other Hevo Data alternatives
A complex pricing model that can be difficult to understand and predict month to month
Limited long-tail data connectors and unclear process for custom creation
No support for ELT workloads, only ETL
Fivetran is best for companies that use the most widely available data sources and have a bigger budget.
Segment is a business intelligence platform that focuses on customer data. It offers some unique features tailored to marketing and sales use cases.
Free: 1,000 visitors per month and two data sources
Team: $120/month for up to 10,000 monthly users
Business: Custom pricing
300+ data connectors
Data management and debugging built-in
Support for embedding, creating user profiles, and segmentation based on the buyer journey
Exports user information to CRMs and other marketing tools
Segment includes 300+ ready-made connectors. These are available across all plans.
Segment comes with a Functions tool that lets you create custom data connectors.
Segment provides different levels of support across different plans. Teams must be on a plan worth at least $60,000 to qualify for an upgrade in support.
User-friendly and intuitive interface
Affordable pricing and a no-cost plan for small companies
Its focus on customer data analytics provides unique features to segment, categorize, and analyze users
Pricing based on monthly visitors can be expensive for organizations with large numbers of anonymous users
Not all connectors use all API fields and may require additional programming
Built around sales and marketing data, with less applicability to other use cases
Data teams that focus solely on customer data.
Matillion is an established ETL platform that focuses on enterprise customers. Matillion offers an on-premise option in addition to its SaaS platform.
Free: Limited to 1 million rows per month
110+ data source connectors
On-premise and SaaS deployments available
Cloud data transformation using a graphic user interface
Consumption-based pricing model
Compatible with Matillion Data Loader and Matillion ETL tools
Matillion includes 110+ connectors. The two tools that make up the Matillion data suite don't have the exact same type of connectors.
Matillion doesn't support most long-tail data sources. Customers can use the GUI to build basic API integrations but is responsible for ongoing maintenance.
Matillion offers a client help portal.
Strong built-in data transformation capabilities
On-premise and SaaS options available
Data governance is easier since Matillion is an all-in-one provider
Matillion's GUI-based transformations may be difficult to master
Fewer data connections than the other competitors
Focus on Matillion's internal tools can mean less compatibility with other BI tools
Matillion is best for large companies looking for an all-in-one tool, especially companies that need an on-premise deployment.
Precog is a universal, no-code data connector platform designed for cloud ETL workflows. It uses an AI engine to connect, interpret, and apply schema to new types of data.
Request a demo or trial for pricing (based on data sources used).
10,000+ built-in data sources
Support for more than 100 destinations
SaaS and on-premise deployments available
No-code solution that doesn't require technical knowledge to operate
Precog provides over 10,000 data sources---thousands more than Hevo.
You can use Precog's AI tool to build new data connectors in a matter of minutes. The Precog team also develops new data sources upon request, and delivers within 48 hours.
Precog provides customer service based on your needs.
More data sources out of the box than any other platform
Straightforward, no-surprises pricing
AI engine that is able to understand the new data sources without coding
SaaS and on-premise solutions available
Newer platform with a limited user base
The no-code, AI-based model can be restrictive to teams with technical proficiency
Connector-based pricing can get expensive for teams that draw on a large number of sources
Precog is best for teams that want a code-free solution to import data from hard-to-find data sources.
Stitch is an ETL tool focused on data-driven business analytics. Stitch has been designed to make it easier to manage data with automations like alerting and monitoring. You can transform data natively using Java, SQL, Python, or Stitch's built-in UI.
Standard: Starts at $100/month (limited to five million active monthly rows, one destination, and 10 sources)
Advanced: $1250/month (limited to 100 million rows and three destinations)
Premium: $2500/month (limited to one billion rows and five destinations)
14-day free trial
130+ data source connectors
Integration with the Singer protocol for open-source connector development
Cost-effective solution for common data sources
Support for commonly used warehouses and data lakes
Stitch includes 130+ data sources, but some are classified as "Enterprise" and only available on the Premium and Advanced plans.
Stitch comes with its own REST API. It also works with the Singer open-source data connectivity standard.
Stitch provides chat and email support to all customers during normal business hours. Customers on more expensive plans may be eligible for telephone support or a dedicated support rep.
Robust transformations, including nested JSON
Quick setup in a matter of minutes and helpful customer service
Compatible with the Talend suite of data tools
Pricing can be costly and difficult to forecast
Premium customer support is limited for customers on the standard plan
Singer connectors may break without warning and aren't maintained by Stitch
Teams that rely on the most commonly used data sources, or have the resources to develop their own connectors with the Stitch API or Singer protocol.
Rivery is cloud-based SaaS ELT solution that uses so-called "rivers" as scripts for data workflows. It provides no-code and code solutions that use interactive GUIs along with native Python.
Starter: $0.75 per credit
Professional: $1.20 per credit
Enterprise: Custom pricing
One credit equals 1 API pipeline execution, 100 MB of data replication, or one logic or transformation execution
14-day free trial
200+ built-in data source connectors
15+ data destinations
24/7 customer support
Transformations, logic, and Reverse ETL capabilities
Data starter kits to help create integrations quickly
Rivery offers over 200 prebuilt connectors out of the box. All connectors are included for all plans.
The Rivery Custom API feature lets you import data from any source. Rivery is also able to create custom data connectors upon request, though turnaround times are unclear.
Rivery provides 24/7 support around the world and has customer service based on your plan's tier. Rivery has been praised for its customer support, earning a 9.8/10 score on G2 (the industry's average for support is 8.5).
Detailed API support for developers
Fast development that can help you create an operational data pipeline in a matter of hours
Highly acclaimed for outstanding customer service by G2
Large number of supported data connectors
Error alerts, messages and error alerts can be confusing, which can make it slow to recognize and fix problems
Pricing may be hard to calculate and predict
Drag-and-drop user interface can be difficult to navigate for complex scripts
Rivery is ideal for teams with less technical knowledge that need to start up quickly.
Meltano is an open-source data platform designed for engineers. It was spun off from GitLab in 2021, making Meltano among the most recent startups to enter the market.
At present, Meltano only offers a free, self-hosted open-source platform. However, a managed SaaS solution is in the works and will be available to the public in 2023.
300+ built-in connectors
Integration with the Singer format for flexible data source integrations
Open-source platform under MIT license
Version control using Git integration
Meltano supports 300+ connectors natively.
Meltano offers a complete SDK that integrates with Singer to create customized integrations. Singer can give you more flexibility, since its "taps" (data extraction) connect to all "targets" (data loading). However, your team will be responsible for development and maintenance.
Meltano has a fast-growing community. Meltano may also offer paid support upon launching the SaaS solution.
Open-source platform that's free to use
Built-in best practices such as Git version control, end-to-end CI testing, and separate staging and development environments
Large connector library through Singer
Meltano doesn't have a no-code or low-code solution like Hevo
You'll need to host Meltano yourself, at least until the managed solution launches
No official support and relatively small community for help
Teams with data engineers looking for a code-first solution.
CData is a universal connectivity platform built to help companies with data-driven decision-making. It provides a range of tools including ELT/ETL, data visualization, cloud connectivity, and more.
Standard: $49/month (one data source)
Professional: $99/month (limited to five data sources)
Enterprise: $199/month (limited to 10 data sources; custom pricing for more than 10 sources)
A suite of tools that includes Sync, Arc, and many more
Optimized speed for all "drivers" (data sources)
Well-review and highly rated customer support team
Support for ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL
Cloud-based or on-premise deployments available
CData includes 250+ prebuilt real-time data sources. CData calls these connections "drivers."
CData offers a Universal API Driver that allows you to connect to different data sources.
CData generally receives positive reviews for its customer service. CData offers email support on all plans, and Enterprise plans with more than five users can add Premium Support, which includes telephone support as well as priority resolution and 24-hour response time.
Affordable cloud plans with easy-to-understand pricing
A wide range of connectors available for the most popular data sources
Tools in the CData suite can help with every step in the data pipeline
Because each tool is sold separately, using the CData suite can be costly if you need several features
Some users say the documentation is complicated
Custom fields are not supported in data applications
Businesses looking for a data pipeline tool with solutions focused on SQL servers.
Airbyte is an open-source ELT tool. You can extract data, load it to destinations using Airbyte's UI or API, and transform raw or normalized data with dbt-based transformations.
Open source: Free, as you'll be hosting the software yourself
Cloud: $2.50/credit (one million rows equal 6 credits; 1 GB equals 4 credits)
Cloud high volume: Custom pricing for users who need more than 5,000 credits
170+ data connectors (not all of them available on cloud service)
Open-source solution that's free to host yourself
Change data capture support for databases
Support for the data warehouses and data lakes as destinations
Credit-based pricing, or the option to host the open-source version yourself for free
Transformations with dbt
Airbyte currently has more than 170 connectors on its open source platform. Some of them are not accessible on the cloud platform currently.
You can request custom connectors via the Airbyte website, but they'll choose those that are the most popular. It's also possible to create new connectors, but you'll need to develop and maintain connectors yourself.
Airbyte has a robust community of more than 12,000 users. Paid plans include in-app chat with a one-hour response time.
Open-source platform you can install on your own
Engineer-focused platform, with CDK to speed up development
Support for 20 locations, more than many other competitors
You'll have to design your long-tail connections and keep them up-to-date by yourself
Credit-based pricing model may be difficult to predict
Cloud service is missing a variety of well-known data sources and destination options (e.g., WordPress, Google Analytics 4, Apache Kafka)
Engineering teams with the ability to develop and maintain custom connectors with Airbyte's CDK.
Choosing the right data integration tool can mean the difference between gaining insights now and missing out on actionable improvements because your data is unusable. Making a smart choice early on can save headaches down the road.
Hevo is a popular data pipeline tool, but it's not the right fit for a lot of businesses. With only 150+ data connectors, you can get stuck with data sources that don't integrate with Hevo, leaving you with unusable data until your team can patch a fix. You also have limited control over pipeline timeframes, and pricing can be a challenge. There are plenty of alternatives with the same benefits as Hevo but without the downsides.