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ETL software comparison

Xplenty vs. Fivetran 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.

Integrate.io (ex Xplenty)

Formerly known as Xplenty, Integrate.io is an ETL and ELT platform that lets users build automated pipelines that transform business data into actionable insights in real-time and at scale.

The platform offers integration to over 100 data sources alongside 200+ transformation options, making it easy for users to push analysis-ready data into their required destinations for reporting, analytics, and attribution.

One interesting component of its ETL infrastructure is the reverse ETL tool. This allows users to pull data from warehouses into business platforms like CRMs, marketing automation tools, and analytics platforms for easy activation. The platform also allows users to schedule their pipeline and monitor changes throughout the integration process.

Integrate.io's ELT solution allows users to leverage data replication for unifying data streams into one destination. It offers auto-schema mapping functionalities, which you can use to consistently maintain clean column, row, and table updates.

Fivetran

Fivetran is a fully-managed ELT platform that helps business teams to automatically aggregate, clean and load business data from multiple sources to the destination of their choice.

With over 160 native integrations, the platform makes it possible for business teams to connect to a wide variety of data sources for efficient, data-driven decision-making.

Fivetran offers a slew of advanced data transformation capabilities through the open-source dbt Core, which is fairly popular among data analysts. This allows the platform’s users to leverage functionalities like transformation scheduling, data lineage graphs, notifications, and more. But as with all open-source tools, users will need to be extremely careful, especially when large volumes of data are involved.

That said, Fivetran claims to offer a comprehensive privacy, security, and compliance program that covers HIPAA, SOC-2, and ISO, among others.

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
Integrate.io (ex Xplenty)
ELT/ETL
100+ integrations
No
No
Yes
Yes / Yes
No
No
Yes
Fivetran
Cloud-based ETL platform
Almost 90
Yes
No
Yes
Yes / Yes
No
No
Available

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.

Integrate.io (ex Xplenty)

Fivetran

Fivetran provides prebuilt connectors for over 170 data sources, including applications, databases, analytics services, and files, among others. Users are also allowed to request connectors for unlisted data sources. Furthermore, developers can use the platform’s function connector to create custom connectors for private data sources that aren’t natively supported by the platform.

Transformations

Integrate.io (ex Xplenty)

Fivetran

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.

Integrate.io (ex Xplenty)

Fivetran

Fivetran provides support to customers via its support ticket portal. It also supplies phone numbers to customers in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The platform has a community forum and comprehensive documentation.

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