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Segment vs. Data Virtuality vs. Improvado

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Comparison

Improvado

Improvado automates the annoying parts of data management. With Improvado, marketers are no longer at the mercy of non-scalable manual processes. Costly and valuable developer time is now freed up, no longer from having to create interfaces, host and maintain databases, normalize data, and visualize reports.

Segment

Segment is a customer data platform that assists their users in collecting, cleaning, and controlling huge amounts of customer data. cEasy data collection, integration, and management is what customers get from Segment. Analytics, marketing, growth, and almost any other goal is made much easier with Segment’s meaningful data capture.

Data Virtuality

Data Virtuality is a data integration platform that gives customers easy data centralization, access and management. It can be hosted on-premises or in the cloud.
Data Virtuality helps customers to cut down their development time by up to 80% and gives access to their data in minutes. By using SQL, the tool also ensures that customers can automate their data workflows easily and quickly.

Data Virtuality integrates business intelligence (BI tools) software as well, such as Yellowfin, Spotfire, Microsoft Excel, and 7Analyse. The company also promises that any data source, or connector, that isn’t already part of their service can be built for customers.

Features comparison

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Approach
Marketing sources
Builds New APIs for Customers on Request
Create custom metrics and reports you need for existing connectors
Change configurations after the first setup
Ability to integrate Business Data
How often data sync
Connects to data warehouses? Data lakes?
Data normalization framework
Doesn't require tech resources from your side to maintain the database
Predictable pricing that scales
Professional Services Available for What You Don’t Have In House
Support SLA
Improvado
Enterprise-wide data platform
200+ data sources
Yes
Create custom metrics and reports you need for existing connectors
Yes
Yes
How often data sync
Yes / Yes
Data normalization framework
Doesn't require tech resources from your side to maintain the database
Yes
Yes
Yes | Enterprise SLA
Segment
Around 140
Yes
No
Yes
Yes / Yes
Pricing starts at $29.00 per month
No
No
Data Virtuality
ELT, data virtualization
Over 200 data sources
Yes
No
Yes
Yes / No
Pricing starts at $29.00 per month
No
No

Connectors: Data sources and destinations

Improvado

Improvado streamlines data from 200+ marketing connectors. Such a range of data sources allows for in-depth cross-channel marketing analytics. With data from different channels on a single dashboard, you can build detailed marketing reports and track metrics like ROAS, CPL, CPA, ROMI, ROI, and many other custom indicators. Users get a single source of truth for all their marketing channels, along with a holistic view of their prospects’ devices, age, gender, preferred channels, and more.

Segment

Segment’s core product, Connections, allows users to link to over 200 data sources. The platform also provides integration to six destinations: Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Postgres, and IBM Db2. Developers are also permitted to build custom integrations to support special needs

Data Virtuality

Data Virtuality provides connectors (“pipes”) to over 200 data sources, including NetSuite, Facebook, eBay, MongoDB, etc. It also links to over 20 data warehouses and data lakes, including Amazon Aurora, Redshift, Heroku, Oracle, and more. Furthermore, the platform connects to over 20 BI tools, including Google Sheets, SAP Business Objects, Pentaho, and more.

Transformations

Segment

Data Virtuality

Support, documentation, and training

Improvado

Improvado’s data dictionary provides a complete overview of all marketing reports across different providers. The dictionary describes metrics, properties, dimensions, and more. Besides, Improvado provides an extensive library of dashboards and explains how to adjust them for your exact use case. If users can’t find the required information in Improvado’s documentation, they always have a dedicated support manager who will answer all their questions. Finally, companies that don’t have enough resources for adjusting dashboards and dealing with data operations can use Improvados’ Professional Services package to augment their in-house team with experienced offsite marketing experts.

Segment

Segment provides customer support primarily through a ticketing system. However, it provides robust documentation comprising articles, courses, guides, videos, a knowledge base, and more.

Data Virtuality

Data Virtuality allows customers to submit requests via a contact form. The platform also provides a community forum for users to share ideas and interact with each other. Documentation is available in the form of how-to guides, a knowledge base, and a blog. Data Virtuality also has an online training service called the Data Virtuality Academy.

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