Top 10 Alternatives & Competitors (July 2023)

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One of the biggest ETL platforms right now is

It’s a combination of several tools for ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, API integration, and more. Integrate boasts extensive automation features for eCommerce businesses.

But while Integrate offers a compelling feature set, is it your best option? Are the tools you’ll find with the Integrate suite the best for your use case?

Let's examine the top 10 Integrate alternatives so you can make a smart choice. overview

  • (commonly referred to as Integrate) is a GUI-based integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) first launched in December 2021.

  • However, Integrate is the result of a merger of the four popular tools Xplenty, FlyData, DreamFactory, and

  • Integrate is one of the most robust automation platforms in the data management space and offers some features you won’t find elsewhere.

  • For example, the API generation tool (formerly DreamFactory) helps you connect to data sources without an API—a feature you’ll be hard-pressed to find on other platforms.

  • Integrate is primarily focused on eCommerce customer data - which means it may be less useful for other types of business needs.

  • Each tool isn’t seamlessly integrated yet, so it isn’t always easy to work in the suite of tools, versus a platform that’s been designed together from the beginning.

  • Integrate's focus on a visual user interface can be limiting for teams that want more technical control or have very complex data pipelines.

Integrate pricing

You'll need to contact sales. Pricing is based on the number of connectors you need.

Integrate’s key features

  • 200+ data connectors
  • Popular eCommerce sources like CRMs and social media platforms
  • Low-code interface
  • Supports both ELT, ETL, and Reverse ETL workloads
  • Data security tools including encryption
  • Connects with any source with a REST API
  • Can generate an API for apps that don’t have one
  • Drag-and-drop interface with a fast learning curve
  • Well-reviewed customer support
  • Change data capture included
  • Includes templates for common data pipeline tasks

Integrate's drawbacks

  • Designed for eCommerce, and less flexible for other use cases
  • Minimal error logs which can make it hard to learn why a job failed
  • Graphic interface can be difficult to use for complicated pipelines

Top 10 Integrate alternatives

  1. Portable
  2. Hevo
  3. Meltano
  4. Stitch
  5. CData
  6. Airbyte
  7. Fivetran
  8. Matillion
  9. Precog
  10. Rivery

1. Portable

Portable is a unique platform that offers the long-tail connectors you won’t find with Integrate. Portable currently offers 250+ connectors, but its biggest strength is the ability to design custom connectors within days or even hours, and maintaining them if the API changes.

Portable is perfect for teams that need one or more long-tail connectors that other platforms don’t offer, but without the resources to create and maintain those connectors in-house.

Portable pricing

  • 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

What’s included with Portable?

  • 250+ data source connectors
  • Major cloud-based data warehouses are supported
  • No limits on destinations, sources, or volumes, even on the basic plan
  • Development and maintenance of new data sources included on all plans at no extra cost
  • Personalized customer support

Prebuilt connectors

Portable includes more than 250 prebuilt connectors, about 50 more than Integrate. All of these connectors are ready out-of-the-box for all plans, including the free plan.

Custom connectors

Portable designs and maintains new long-tail connectors upon request without additional charges.

Maintenance and support

Portable provides premium support to all customers. All plans include Portable’s best support, without support add-ons or better service for higher-paying tiers.


  • More than 250 connectors, centered around the long-tail data sources most tools don’t support
  • Source-based pricing is straightforward and easy to predict month-to-month
  • The full-featured manual plan allows you to try out all connectors for free, for as long as you like
  • Bespoke connectors designed and built for free


  • Portable is exclusively focused on long-tail connectors
  • Doesn’t support popular enterprise applications like Salesforce or QuickBooks
  • Doesn’t support database connectors
  • Portable is available only to businesses based in the U.S.

Who is Portable best suited for?

Portable is ideal for businesses that require one or more difficult-to-find data connectors, but don’t have the funds to design and maintain those connectors on their own.

2. Hevo

Hevo Data is a no-code data pipeline tool that has Python transformations built in. Hevo supports ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL workflows.

Hevo pricing

  • Free: One million events (limited to 50+ data connectors)
  • Starter: Starts at $239/month
  • Business: Custom quote

Hevo Activate, a separate Reverse ETL solution, is priced as follows:

  • 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
  • Flexible pricing

What’s included with Hevo?

  • 150+ data connectors (50+ available on the free plan)
  • Data migration available in real-time
  • Built-in data transformations using Python
  • Live, round-the clock support

Prebuilt connectors

Hevo’s free plan includes 50+ data connectors. Paid plans include 150+.

Custom connectors

You can design your own connectors using Hevo’s REST API, but your team will be responsible for ongoing maintenance. You can also connect to long-tail data sources through Hevo’s webhooks API.

Maintenance and support

Hevo offers 24/7 customer support on all plans. Starter plans include live chat support and while Business comes with a dedicated account manager.


  • Support for all types of pipelines, including ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL
  • No-code platform that doesn’t require programming expertise
  • Generous free plan that’s great for businesses using well-known data sources


  • Limited support for long-tail data connectors (especially on the free plan)
  • Pricing based on usage can be difficult to forecast month-to-month
  • Moving data between different tools may require manual mapping

Who is Hevo best suited for?

Hevo is ideal for teams that use well-known data sources that require an easy-to-use, low-code tool.

3. Meltano

Meltano is the first open-source platform on this list and like Integrate, it was formed in 2021. Meltano is built around the Singer open-source protocol for data connectors.

Meltano pricing

Currently, Meltano only offers its open-source software that’s free to host yourself. A paid cloud-based SaaS plan is in development and expected to launch in 2023.

What’s included with Meltano?

  • 300+ data sources
  • Native integration with Singer data connector protocol
  • SDK to create custom connectors
  • Integrated end-to-end CI testing and Git version control
  • Engineer-focused features

Prebuilt connectors

Meltano is compatible with more than 300 data sources. It also integrates with Singer, which gives it access to additional open-source connectors developed by the community.

Custom connectors

Meltano offers an SDK for connector development and is compatible with Singer to build your own connectors. Your team will be in charge of creation and maintenance.

Maintenance and support

Meltano doesn’t currently offer paid support, but may in the future with its SaaS product. It has a small but growing open-source community.


  • Open-source platform that is free to host on your own
  • Features such as Git version control, staging and development environments, and end-to-end CI testing are built into the platform
  • Integration with Singer makes it simple to design new connectors


  • Meltano is designed by engineers and doesn’t provide no-code or low-code options
  • There is currently no managed SaaS plan is available, only self-hosted
  • No official support and relatively small community
  • Singer connectors not supported by Meltano may break without warning

Who is Meltano best suited for?

Meltano is ideal for teams working on data engineering that have a high degree of technical proficiency.

4. Stitch

Stitch is an ETL tool owned by Talend that’s focused on big data for decision-making and business intelligence. The platform includes several transformation abilities built-in.

Stitch pricing

  • 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

What’s included?

  • 130+ data sources
  • Automated tools for monitoring and alerts
  • Support for the most well-known data lakes and warehouses
  • Built-in transformation capabilities using the Stitch GUI, Java, SQL, or Python

Prebuilt connectors

Stitch includes more than 130 data sources. Some of these are considered “Enterprise” connectors and are only available on the Advanced or Premium plans.

Custom connectors

Stitch is compatible with Singer for creating new data connectors. This can speed up the development process, but you’ll still be responsible for development and maintenance.

Maintenance and support

Stitch provides basic email and chat support during business hours. Higher-tier plans include phone support and a dedicated representative.


  • Robust transformations, especially for nested JSON
  • Fast setup for new data pipelines
  • Seamless connection with Talend data integration platform


  • Row-based pricing model can be costly and is hard to predict from one month to the next
  • Not all data connectors are available on all plans
  • Singer connectors aren’t maintained by Stitch and can break unexpectedly

Who is Stitch best suited for?

Stitch is designed for teams that plan to make use of standard data sources or who are comfortable creating and maintaining new connectors.

5. CData

CData is a collection of data tools for universal connectivity. Like Integrate, it’s a suite that allows for several workflows including ELT, ETL, Reverse ETL, and more.

CData pricing

  • 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)

(Each additional tool has separate pricing and plans).

What’s included with CData?

  • 250+ data source connectors (CData calls these “drivers”)
  • Access to other CData tools including Arc, Sync, and Connect Cloud
  • Optimized speed for data sources
  • Provides access for NoSQL data types as if they were SQL
  • Support for diverse workflows including ELT, ETL, and Reverse ETL
  • Cloud-based SaaS or on-premise deployment options available

Prebuilt connectors

CData has more than 250 data connectors (“drivers”) built-in.

Custom connectors

CData includes a Universal API Driver to help you develop your own connectors. You can also request a complete setup from the CData team, which includes development of custom connectors within 90 days.

Maintenance and support

CData has well-reviewed customer support. Enterprise customers with more than five users have access to Premium support that includes phone assistance and 24-hour response time.


  • Simple, simple-to-understand pricing based on the number of data sources
  • Done-for-you option for development of custom data sources
  • Integration with CData suite for integrations with nearly all types of data workflows


  • Pricing is per tool, so it can be difficult to estimate for teams with complex data pipelines
  • Reviewers have said that documentation can be hard to understand
  • Data connectors don’t always pull custom fields in API

Who is CData best suited for?

CData is an ideal choice for those who are looking for a suite of tools, especially for those most familiar with SQL.

6. Airbyte

Airbyte is an open-source ELT platform with a self-hosted and cloud-based solution. It supports change data capture and data lakes as destinations and includes a CDK.

Airbyte Pricing

  • 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

What’s included with Airbyte?

  • 170+ data sources connectors (not all are available in the cloud service)
  • Open-source solution that you can host yourself
  • Change data capture support for databases
  • Support for data warehouses and data lakes as destinations
  • Warehouse-native data transformation

Prebuilt connectors

Airbyte currently has more than 170 connectors available on its open-source platform, though not all are available (yet) on its cloud service.

Custom connectors

You can request custom connections on the Airbyte website, but it’s unclear how these requests are prioritized and how quickly they’re fulfilled. You can use Airbyte’s CDK to design your own connectors but you’ll be responsible for development and maintenance.

Maintenance and support

Airbyte’s paid plans include in-app chat support with one-hour response times. Its open-source application has a large community of more than 12,000 users.


  • Open-source platform you can host by yourself at no cost
  • Engineer-centric platform that includes a CDK to accelerate development
  • Support for 20 destinations, more than many competitors


  • You’ll have to design and maintain long-tail connectors on your own
  • The credit-based pricing model can be difficult to predict
  • Cloud service is missing several key data sources (e.g., WordPress, Google Analytics 4, Apache Kafka)

Who is Airbyte best suited for?

Airbyte is best for engineering teams that are prepared to design and maintain custom connectors using Airbyte’s CDK.

7. Fivetran

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.

Fivetran pricing

  • 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

What’s included with Fivetran?

  • Robust support for the largest and most well-known enterprise applications
  • Native warehouse transformation, especially for complicated data models
  • Data replication using change data capture

Prebuilt connectors

Fivetran offers more than 160 data sources.

Custom connectors

You can request data connectors through Fivetran, but they’ll select the most popular and development can be slow. You can also develop and maintain your own, but access to Fivetran’s REST API isn’t available on all plans.

Maintenance and support

Fivetran offers 24/7 support on all plans. Higher tiers have access to service-level agreements.


  • One of the oldest platforms for data integration, used by some of the largest companies in the world
  • Integrations with the most important business sources and destinations
  • Near-real-time or real-time data sync


  • Pricing is more expensive than most other competitors
  • Complex pricing model based on monthly active rows can be hard to predict and understand month-to-month
  • Limited support for long-tail data connectors and unclear process for development by the Fivetran team
  • Fivetran only supports ELT workloads

Who is Fivetran best suited for?

Companies with an enterprise budget and an ELT workflow that only need support for the biggest enterprise applications.

8. Matillion

Matillion is a data platform that serves larger businesses. Matillion sets itself apart by offering not only a cloud-based SaaS product but a version of the software businesses can host on-premise.

Matillion pricing

  • Free: Limited to 1 million rows per month
  • Basic: $2.00/credit
  • Advanced: $2.50/credit
  • Enterprise: $2.70/credit

What’s included with Matillion?

  • 110+ data source connectors
  • Cloud-based and on-premise versions available
  • GUI-based data transformations in the cloud
  • Integration with Matillion Data Loader and Matillion ETL

Prebuilt connectors

Matillion has more than 110 data connectors. Because Matillion is made of two separate products, Data Loader and ETL, the connectors available in each may be different.

Custom connectors

Matillion has a GUI interface to create new connectors from API integrations, but development and maintainence is the responsibility of the user.

Maintenance and support

Like Integrate, Matillion is an all-in-one suite that can reduce overall support requirements. Matillion includes regular support for all plans. Enterprise users can add Mission Critical Support.


  • Powerful built-in data transformations
  • On-premise deployments available
  • Data governance is easier since all data is handled by the same tool


  • GUI-based transformations can take a long time to master
  • There are a limited number of prebuilt data connectors
  • Matillion’s close integration with its internal tools can mean limitations with third-party integrations

Who is Matillion best suited for?

Matillion is the best choice for businesses that need an on-premise solution to manage both data ingestion and transformation.

9. Precog

Precog is a cloud-based ETL tool that takes a different approach. It uses an AI engine to analyze and interpret new types of data, making it much faster to connect new data sources.

Pricing for Precog

Contact sales for pricing. Plans are based on the number of data sources used.

What’s included with Precog?

  • 10,000+ data sources available
  • 100+ destinations supported
  • Available as cloud SaaS product as well as on-premise
  • No-code platform

Prebuilt connectors

Precog includes 10,000+ prebuilt data source connectors.

Custom connectors

Precog’s AI engine is designed to connect to new data sources quickly and easily without needing code. You can also request a custom connection from Precog and they’ll deliver it within 48 hours.

Maintenance and support

Precog’s customer support depends on your plan.


  • More connectors than any other competitor on this list, including Integrate
  • Transparent pricing based on data sources
  • Unique, no-code, AI-based method of data integration
  • Managed SaaS and on-premise deployments available


  • A recent newcomer to the ELT space with limited community support
  • AI engine and no-code interface can be restricting to team members with technical expertise
  • Pricing can add up for teams that need a large number of connectors

Who is Precog best suited for?

Precog is best for large or small businesses with several long-tail data connectors that want to be able to develop their own connectors in a no-code environment.

10. Rivery

Rivery is a SaaS ELT data orchestration platform. It offers both no-code and code-based options to create workflows called “rivers” through the native GUI or Python.

Rivery pricing

  • 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

What’s included with Rivery?

  • 200+ data sources
  • 15+ supported destinations
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Support for ELT, Reverse ETL, and data transformations
  • Prebuilt starter kits for common data loading and transformation requirements

Prebuilt connectors

Rivery has 200+ prebuilt connectors. All connectors are available on all plans.

Custom connectors

You can create a new connector using the Rivery Custom API feature. You can also request new connectors through the Rivery platform, but it’s unclear how the team prioritizes these requests.

Maintenance and support

Rivery has one of the highest-rated support teams in the ELT space. Its G2 score is 9.8 of 10, compared to the industry average score of 8.5.


  • Comprehensive API support for developing new connectors
  • Starter kits and no-code interface are intuitive for non-technical users to set up new data pipelines quickly
  • Recognized by a third party for customer service


  • Credit-based pricing can be complex and can be hard to predict from one month to the next
  • Graphic interface gets complicated for complex connections and datasets
  • Error messages are often ambiguous and can make it difficult to determine the cause of problems

Who is Rivery best suited for?

Rivery is ideal for teams that are looking for a simple no-code solution that’s fast to set up.

Integrate Alternatives: The Bottom Line

For teams that need to get the most out of their data, choosing the right tool is a priority. Integrate offers a suite of tools that can cover most needs, from ETL and ELT to CDC and API generation.

But Integrate also has some major downsides, like a feature set that’s focused on eCommerce to the exclusion of other verticals.

There are minimal error logs, which can slow down business processes that depend on resolving failed jobs.

And the graphic user interface can be limited for technically proficient teams. There are Integrate competitors with the same features, but avoid these disadvantages.

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