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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Alooma

Very appropriate for managing an ELT stack -- Alooma handles the 'E' and 'L' pieces very well. Due to the way transformation is setup, it is more on the lightweight side of things and thus works for this kind of stack. For more traditional ETL stacks, Alooma would probably not be the right fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fivetran

Fivetran works well when you have a lot of data in different places and want to get it all in one spot. I don't think it's as necessary if you have one cluster that needs to be replicated against and the data could wait a day. In this instance, there are other tools.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Alooma
7.5
Fivetran
Pre-built connectors
Alooma
8.0
Fivetran
Connector modification
Alooma
7.0
Fivetran
Support for real-time and batch integration
Alooma
7.0
Fivetran
Data quality services
Alooma
8.0
Fivetran
Data security features
Alooma
7.0
Fivetran
Monitoring console
Alooma
8.0
Fivetran

Pros

Alooma

  • Transformation of data before entering the data warehouse -- allows for a consistent/understandable schema for analytics teams.
  • Adding of additional data sources: Alooma has a large library of pre-built, common 3rd party vendors for which data is often needed to be ETL-ed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fivetran

  • Quick replication of data with minimal lag.
  • Automated reporting if data is out of date.
  • The customer support team is relatively good.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alooma

  • More tools on managing the data warehouse itself. Although great on the ingest and transformation of data, more help provided by the tool on managing the outputs would be welcome.
  • Increase possibilities in the transformation step, rather than single event transformations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fivetran

  • A full schema refresh takes us two-three days and knocks us offline from monitoring up-to-date business KPIs, running updated analyses, etc. This is likely due to us having massive amounts of data (from a count(1) perspective, not size of tables perspective).
  • There's little to no progress estimate on the front end UI to see how long this refresh might take and you need to enable back end logging in Amazon to see where it's at in the sync process and derive rough estimates of completion time.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alooma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fivetran

Fivetran 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Just need to input connection info.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alooma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fivetran

Fivetran 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It runs pretty well and gets our data from point A to point cluster quickly enough. Honestly, it's not something I think about unless it breaks and that's pretty rare.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alooma

Haven't used the alternatives, since Alooma was one of the earlier ones to the market. From a cursory viewing, however, the features seem to match relatively similarly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fivetran

Honestly, we haven't done much investigation in a while, it just works 360 days of the year. The other five days there may be a hiccup that will throw us a day off of data, but it gets caught up in the end.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alooma

  • Allowing for additional data sources to more automation capability around monitoring the business is a huge ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fivetran

  • I don't think about ETL (Extract, Transform and Load).
  • I don't process any ETL, it's set it and forget it.
Scott Laronge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alooma

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Fivetran

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alooma
8.0
Fivetran
7.0

Usability

Alooma
Fivetran
9.0

Performance

Alooma
Fivetran
8.0

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