AWS Glue vs. Fivetran

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Glue
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
AWS Glue is a managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service designed to make it easy for customers to prepare and load data for analytics. With it, users can create and run an ETL job in the AWS Management Console. Users point AWS Glue to data stored on AWS, and AWS Glue discovers data and stores the associated metadata (e.g. table definition and schema) in the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Once cataloged, data is immediately searchable, queryable, and available for ETL.
$0.44
billed per second, 1 minute minimum
Fivetran
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Fivetran replicates applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance data warehouse, after a five minute setup. The vendor says their standardized cloud pipelines are fully managed and zero-maintenance. The vendor says Fivetran began with a realization: For modern companies using cloud-based software and storage, traditional ETL tools badly underperformed, and the complicated configurations they required often led to project failures. To streamline and accelerate…
$0.01
Pricing
AWS GlueFivetran
Editions & Modules
per DPU-Hour
$0.44
billed per second, 1 minute minimum
Starter
$0.01
per credit
Standard
$0.01
per credit
Enterprise
$0.01
per credit
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS GlueFivetran
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
AWS GlueFivetran
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
AWS Glue
-
Ratings
Fivetran
9.9
7 Ratings
17% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
AWS Glue
-
Ratings
Fivetran
4.6
6 Ratings
56% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings5.16 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings4.14 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
AWS Glue
-
Ratings
Fivetran
6.0
7 Ratings
29% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings4.14 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
AWS Glue
-
Ratings
Fivetran
9.9
6 Ratings
17% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS GlueFivetran
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(7 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS GlueFivetran
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
One of AWS Glue's most notable features that aid in the creation and transformation of data is its data catalog. Support, scheduling, and the automation of the data schema recognition make it superior to its competitors aside from that. It also integrates perfectly with other AWS tools. The main restriction may be integrated with systems outside of the AWS environment. It functions flawlessly with the current AWS services but not with other goods. Another potential restriction that comes to mind is that glue operates on a spark, which means the engineer needs to be conversant in the language.
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Fivetran
Fivetran's business model justifies the use-case where we require data from a single source basically a lot of data but if the requirement is not on the heavier side, Fivetran comes to costly operation when compared to its peers. Otherwise, I'll recommend Fivetran for stability and update and seamless service provider.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • It is extremely fast, easy, and self-intuitive. Though it is a suite of services, it requires pretty less time to get control over it.
  • As it is a managed service, one need not take care of a lot of underlying details. The identification of data schema, code generation, customization, and orchestration of the different job components allows the developers to focus on the core business problem without worrying about infrastructure issues.
  • It is a pay-as-you-go service. So, there is no need to provide any capacity in advance. So, it makes scheduling much easier.
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Fivetran
  • Easily connects to source data using delivered connectors
  • Transforms data into standard models and schemas
  • Has very good documentation to help quickly setup connectors
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • In-Stream schema registries feature people can not use this more efficiently
  • in Connections feature they can add more connectors as well
  • The crucial problem with AWS Glue is that it only works with AWS.
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Fivetran
  • More detailed logging
  • More flexible choices for time range over which records are synced
  • More options for masking and excluding sensitive data
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Fivetran
Just need to input connection info.
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Performance
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Fivetran
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.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Amazon responds in good time once the ticket has been generated but needs to generate tickets frequent because very few sample codes are available, and it's not cover all the scenarios.
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Fivetran
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL service that automates many ETL tasks, making it easier to set AWS Glue simplifies ETL through a visual interface and automated code generation.
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Fivetran
We never seriously considered using anything else. Our data engineers had used Fivetran extensively in previous roles so when it came time to make a decision, there wasn't much of a process. They gladly signed the contract with Fivetran pretty quickly.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • It had a positive impact on the way we build our data lake.
  • It is the single source of truth for data structure (schemas/tables/views).
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Fivetran
  • Business and product data now co-located in the warehouse
  • Dashboards can be built using data from all corners of the business
  • Better visibility into customer health, product usage, business financials, and more
  • Enabled high-traffic operational dashboards that increase efficiency of our sales and ops teams
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