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ETL software comparison

Stitch vs. Xplenty 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.

Stitch

Stitch Data is a cloud-first, open-source ETL platform that enables business teams to rapidly and securely move data from multiple sources to designated data warehouses for fast and efficient analysis.

The platform is an integral part of the Talend Data Fabric, providing prebuilt connectors to over 100 databases and SaaS applications, with support for leading data warehousing platforms like Snowflake, RedShift, BigQuery, and Azure Synapse Analytics.

Stitch Data offers a simple interface with ready-to-query schemas designed to accelerate the process of onboarding and extracting insights from new data sources.

The platform, as stated in one of its documentation pages, does not support user-defined data transformation. This means that you can’t carry out advanced data transformation processes on the platform. It does support and automate a few basic preload transformation processes, like JSON structures, data typing, object names, etc., but these are only sufficient for light- and medium-duty data warehousing needs. Advanced data transformation capabilities can only be accessed by signing up on Talend, Stitch Data’s “parent platform”.

The platform is also compliant with major security protocols, including SOC-2 and HIPAA.

Xplenty

Xplenty is an ETL platform that doesn’t require any coding or deployment. It enables organizations to implement, process, and prepare data for cloud analytics. With no coding skills necessary to use this platform, Xplenty is an easy-to-use and scalable platform. As such, it allows businesses to quickly access the opportunities enabled by big data without having to purchase software, hardware, and other tools. Widely spread in industries such as retail, hospitality, and advertising, Xplenty allows businesses to benefit from rapid connectivity to big data centers. Thus, businesses using Xplenty can carry out processes such as preparing data flows and scheduling assignments seamlessly.

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
300+ 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
Stitch
ELT
100 integrations
Yes
No
Yes
Yes / Yes
Pricing starts at $100.00 per month
No
No
Xplenty
ELT/ETL
100+ integrations
No
No
Yes
Yes / Yes
No
No
Yes

Connectors: Data sources and destinations

Improvado

Improvado streamlines data from 300+ marketing data sources. 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.

Stitch

Xplenty

Transformations

Stitch

Xplenty

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.

Stitch

Stitch provides support via a live chat portal. However, phone support is only available to Enterprise customers. The platform offers open-source documentation, so anyone can contribute to the repository. Users are also supported with a blog and a community forum. However, Stitch doesn’t provide any training service.

Xplenty

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