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The right ELT tool for your business depends on your level of technical knowledge and complexity of your data.
Some platforms are built with programmers in mind. They give you complete control, but have a steep learning curve that requires detailed knowledge of Python, Java, or other languages to master.
Other platforms are built to be easy to use, even for those without technical knowledge. That's the point of Rivery: an intuitive, visual tool for data pipelines and workflow orchestration.
But Rivery isn't perfect, and there are plenty of other ELT tools on the market. Today, we'll look at the 10 top Rivery competitors so you can make the best choice for your organization.
Rivery is a no-code, cloud-based SaaS ELT platform for big data. It's built to make it easy to use your data and has several features you won't find in other platforms.
For example, Rivery calls ELT scripts "rivers" and uses a graphic interface (with optional native Python) to set them up.
It also comes with starter kits, which are prebuilt workflows ready to use for common processes, like uploading HubSpot information to Databricks or automating Tableau data refreshes.
But Rivery has a few downsides as well. For example, it uses a per-credit pricing model that's fairly complex (API source ingestion, replication, and orchestration all count them differently) can be hard to predict from month to month. The drag-and-drop interface can also become unwieldy for large, complex data flows.
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, including major sources like MongoDB, Oracle, AWS properties, and more
Support for major destinations, including Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, and Google BigQuery
Detailed API support for developers
Fast GUI and starter kits can help you set up a pipeline in just a few hours
Recognized for outstanding customer support by G2
Pricing is complex and can be difficult to predict since it can change during each billing period
Graphical interface can become confusing for more complex scripts
Error alerts and messaging can be hard to interpret and make it difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem
Portable creates and maintains the connectors you won't rind with Rivery. It has a library of 250+ prebuilt connectors focused on the long-tail data sources other platforms don't provide and will create and maintain new data sources on request at no additional cost.
Portable's hands-on help makes it easy to connect to all your data sources quickly and without ongoing maintenance work 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 as well as destinations and volumes
Custom: Talk to sales team
250+ data source connectors
Support for cloud data warehouses
Unlimited data sources, destinations, and volumes on all plans
Development and maintenance of new data sources for free
Premium support for users on all plans
Portable comes with 250+ pre-built connectors for less-popular applications that major competitors don't support.
Portable can develop and update the data connectors your team needs at no additional cost. The development process is quick, and new connectors can be available in days or even hours.
Portable provides 24/7 customer support to solve any problems quickly.
Transparent pricing with unlimited data
You can try all the connectors for as long as you'd like at no cost
Focus on long-tail connectors other Rivery competitors tend to ignore
Support for custom connectors and creation of custom connectors included in plan
Doesn't work with the most popular enterprise data sources (e.g., Salesforce or QuickBooks)
Doesn't work with databases as data sources
Not available for companies outside the U.S.
Businesses that require custom long-tail data connectors, but don't have the resources to build or maintain their own connectors.
Segment is a data management platform specifically designed to work with customer data.
Twilio bought Segment at the end of 2020. Its customer focus gives it unique features you won't find in other platforms.
Free: 1,000 visitors per month and two data sources
Team: $120/month for up to 10,000 monthly users
Business: Custom pricing
Data management and debugging features
Support to embed pixels, segment user profiles, and integrate customer journeys
Exports user information to marketing tools and CRMs
Segment includes 300+ connectors built-in. They're included in all plans, even the free plan.
Segment comes with a Functions tool to make it easy to develop your own connectors.
Segment offers three levels of support that include Standard (included in every plan) Advanced, and Premium, with additional add-ons for larger teams.
Simple-to-use and intuitive interface
Affordable pricing and a free plan that's suitable for small businesses
Designed for customer data and with several distinctive features to help with this use case
Monthly tracked user costs could be expensive for platforms with mostly anonymous visitors
Not all connectors utilize all APIs data, meaning existing connectors may require additional customization to leverage custom fields
Focused on sales and marketing data, with limited applications beyond that
Teams that focus solely on sales, marketing, and other customer data.
Airbyte is an open-source data ingestion and ELT platform. It offers both a self-service open source version to host yourself as well as a cloud-based SaaS solution.
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 are available on the cloud service yet)
Open-source solution with engineer-focused CDK for connector development
Change data capture support for database replication
Supports data warehouse and data lakes as destinations
Credit-based pricing and free self-hosted options
Native warehouse data transformations
Airbyte currently has more than 170 connectors on its open source platform. Not all of them are accessible on the cloud service at the time of this writing.
You can request custom connectors via the Airbyte website, but the team will select those with the broadest support. You can develop them yourself, but you'll need to understand Airbyte protocols and maintain the integration yourself.
Airbyte has a robust community of more than 12,000 users. Paid plans include chat in-app support with one-hour response time.
Open-source platform you can use to build your own
Engineer-focused platform, with a CDK to accelerate development
Support for 20 destinations, more than many competitors
You'll have to design long-tail connectors 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 connectivity and destination options (e.g., WordPress, Google Analytics 4, Apache Kafka)
Engineering teams that are ready to design and maintain customize connectors with Airbyte's CDK.
Meltano is another open-source ETL provider. Unlike Rivery, that's focused on no-code interfaces for creating data workflows, Meltano is built for engineers and features several important code-first features.
At present, Meltano only offers a free open-source platform. However, it is planning to launch a SaaS solution known as Managed Meltano in 2023.
Integration with Singer data format for connector integrations
Open-source platform under MIT license
Integrated version control using Git
Detailed, public-facing product roadmap to see upcoming feature releases
Meltano comes with 300+ connectors out of the box.
Meltano offers a complete SDK that integrates with Singer for customized integrations. You can create your custom Singer taps to link to any long-tail source, but your team will be responsible for development and maintenance.
Meltano doesn't currently offer any official support, but it may with the launch of Managed Meltano. There is a small but growing open-source community.
Open-source platform, which is free if you manage it on your own
Built-in best practices like Git version control, end-to-end CI testing, and separate staging and dev environments
Vast library of connectors available through Singer
Meltano doesn't offer no-code or low-code solutions, meaning a fairly steep learning curve for nontechnical users
Presently, Meltano doesn't offer a fully managed service and you'll need to host the platform on your own
Limited community and no official customer support
Teams of data engineers with expertise in technical areas looking for a programmer-first solution.
CData is a suite of data connectivity tools. It's a single platform with an entire ecosystem for data collection, ELT, ETL, 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)
250+ data source connectors
Tools that include Sync, Arc, and Drivers
Optimized speed across connectors
Well-reviewed customer support team
Support for ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL data workflows
Cloud-based and on-premise solutions available
CData includes 250+ prebuilt real-time data sources. CData calls these data connectors "drivers."
CData offers a Universal API Driver which you can use to connect to different data sources and inputs.
CData generally has positive reviews for its customer service. Every plan includes email support, and Enterprise customers with more than five users can add on Premium Support, which includes phone assistance and priority resolution with a 24-hour response time.
Cloud plans at a reasonable cost with simple, easy-to-understand pricing
Large library of connectors for the most well-known data sources
Tools for the entire data pipeline
Because each tool is sold by itself, the price can be expensive if you have several needs
Some people say that the documentation is confusing and could be difficult to understand
CData's proprietary column names can result in vendor lock-in
Custom fields are not supported in data applications
Businesses looking for an all-in-one data solution with teams most familiar with SQL data.
Fivetran is one of the largest ETL tools on the market. It's built for enterprise clients looking to make data-driven insights from big data from a variety of popular data sources.
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
Enterprise-level support and a premium tool to handle the most popular data applications
Native warehouse transformation, which is particularly efficient for complex data models
Data replication using change data capture
Fivetran offers 160+ data source connectors. A majority of these are designed for the largest enterprise platforms.
You can request custom data connectors through the Fivetran website, however, the development process is slow. You can also design your own connectors, but you won't have access to Fivetran's REST API unless you've purchased the Standard Select plan or higher.
Fivetran offers around-the-clock support on all its plans. The more expensive plans can sign SLAs.
One of the oldest and most established data integration platforms, with clients representing some of the biggest companies in the world
Integrations with the biggest corporate sources and destinations
Real-time or near-real-time data synchronization
Premium tool that's more expensive than other comparable platforms
A complex pricing model that can be difficult to comprehend and forecast
Limited support for long-tail connectors and a low likelihood that they'll be developed by the company itself
No support for ETL workflows, only ELT
Companies with the most widely-available data sources and a budget for robust, reliable data integration.
Matillion is a data pipeline platform that offers both a cloud-based SaaS solution and one that can be deployed on-premise. Matillion is primarily focused on larger enterprises.
Free: Limited to 1 million rows per month
110+ data source connectors
On-premise deployments available
Cloud data transformation using graphic user interface
Consumption-base pricing model
Compatible with Matillion Data Loader and Matillion ETL
Matillion includes 110+ connectors. The ETL and Data Loader products don't have the exact same data connectors.
Matillion doesn't support long-tail data sources. Customers can use the GUI to set up basic API integrations, but they'll be responsible for ongoing maintenance.
Matillion provides a support portal for clients and customer support depending on the plan.
Strong built-in data transformation capabilities
On-premise and SaaS deployments available
Easier to establish data governance and guarantee data quality with Matillion's all-in-one platform
Matillion's GUI-based transformations could be difficult to master
Matillion has a limited number of data connectors built in
Its all-in-one focus means it can be more difficult to integrate third-party tools into your data stack
Large companies searching for a complete solution for all kinds of transformations and processes, particularly companies looking for an on-premise deployment option.
Precog is a universal, no-code data connector platform that is suitable for cloud ETL. It makes use of an AI engine to collect and automatically apply schema to new data sources.
Request a demo or trial to determine pricing (based on the number of data sources).
10,000+ built-in data sources
Support for more than 100 destinations
SaaS or on-premise deployments available
No-code solution with graphic dashboards that don't require technical knowledge to operate
Precog provides over 10,000 data sources, thousands more than any competitor including Rivery.
With Precog's AI software, you can design new data connectors in a matter of minutes without typing a line of code. Precog will also create new data connectors by request with a 48-hour turnaround time.
Precog offers customer support based on your requirements.
More data sources out of the box than with any other Rivery competitor
Straightforward, no-surprises pricing
AI engine that's able to understand new data sources without requiring programming expertise
SaaS and on-premise deployments available
Platform is fairly new and has a relatively small user base
No-code focus can be restricting for more technical teams
Pricing based on data connectors can be costly for teams that draw on a wide variety of sources
Teams seeking a non-code solution to import data from hard-to-find data sources.
Stitch is an ETL tool owned by Talend that focuses specifically on business intelligence. Stitch is built around automation like monitoring and alerting and was created to make it easier to manage data.
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 popular warehouses and data lakes
Stitch includes 130+ data sources. Some of them are classified as "Enterprise" and are only available on the Premium and Advanced plans.
Stitch comes with its own REST API for connector development. It also works with the Singer protocol for open-source data connectors.
Stitch provides chat and email support to all customers during normal business hours. Certain customers are also eligible for telephone support and a dedicated global customer success rep.
Robust transformations, including for nested JSON
Quick and easy setup in just a few minutes, and well-reviewed customer service
Compatible with the Talend collection of data tools
Data transformation support includes Java, SQL, Python, the Stitch UI, or an external processing engine
Pricing can be difficult to measure and predict month to month
Customer support is limited for users on the standard plan
Singer connectors are susceptible to breaking without warning and aren't maintained by Stitch
Stitch is best for teams that use only the most popular databases, or have the resources to develop their own connectors using the Stitch API or Singer protocol.
Hevo is a non-code bidirectional data pipeline tool that supports ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL workflows. Hevo has built-in transformation capabilities and connects to the most popular data sources.
Free: One million events (limited to 50+ data connectors)
Starter: Starts at $239/month
Business: Custom quote
For Reverse ETL workflows, businesses will need to use Hevo Activate:
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
150+ data connectors (only 50+ available on the free plan)
Real-time data migration
Data transformation support using Python
24/7 live customer support
Hevo Data offers 150+ data connectors, but only 50+ are available on the free plan.
To connect with long-tail data sources on Hevo, you can use its Webhooks API or build custom connectors with its REST API. Your team would be responsible for ongoing maintenance.
Hevo offers 24-hour support that is well-reviewed by customers.
Supports ELT, ETL, and Reverse ETL workflows all in the same platform
No-code solution that is relatively easy for nontechnical team members to use
More affordable than some other competitors
Not as robust support for long-tail connectors
Needs manual mapping for some transfers between different tools
Less precise control of data ingestion and loading frequency
Hevo is best for small-scale businesses that make use of the most well-known data sources and require a no-code, easy-to-use tool.
Rivery is an ELT tool designed for nontechnical users who want to gather insights from data without needing to write code. It delivers on that promise with an intuitive graphic interface and prebuilt starter kits.
But Rivery isn't the best fit for every team. Its pricing structure can be hard to understand and difficult to predict, resulting in different charges with each billing cycle.
And Rivery's interface can become limiting with large data sets that require complex transformation scripts. Other ELT platforms offer the same benefits as Rivery but avoid some of its disadvantages.