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AirbyteFivetranStitchAirflowMatillionSingerMeltanoPipelinewise
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Founded in2020201220162015201620192018
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Funding$182M with Benchmark, Accel, Altimeter, Coatue, Salesforce...$728Macquired by TalendN/A$310MN/A$4.2MN/A
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# employees100+1,000+N/AN/AN/A
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Based inRemote (worldwide)WorldwideWorldwideWorldwideWorldwideN/ARemote (worldwide)N/A
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# users or customers40,000+5,000+?500+???
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FocusData movement infrastructure, starting with EL and AI pipelines.
Reverse-ETL coming in 2024.
Data ingestion, EL, and transformation.
Data lineage.
Data governance.
Data ingestion, ELT.Workflow Management.Data ingestion, data transformation, and business intelligence.Data ingestion, ELT.Data ingestion, ELT.Data ingestion, ELT.
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PricingCloud: Volume-based pricing differentiating APIs from databases. Credits are rolled over.

Self-managed: fixed contracts.
Free tier limited to 500k MARs (monthly active rows).
Volume-based pricing with MARs.
Credits are not rolled over.
Volume-based pricing with new added or edited rows.Pricing for Cloud Composer is based on CPU, storage and egress cost. Pricing for MWAA is based on storage and compute cost. Astronomer.io’s pricing is not public.Based on the number of Virtual Core Hours used.N/AN/A.N/A
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SourcesMore than 350.More than 300.More than 130.More than 30 sources with the transfer operators. Sources are tightly coupled with destinations.More than 100.More than 110 after 5 years, but mostly deprecating in quality.30 natively. Integrates with all Singer connectors, but provided no maintenance of them.17 sources
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DestinationsAll data warehouses, lakes, databases, and vector databases. 50+ in totalAll main warehouses and databases. 10+ in totalAll major data warehouses, lakes and databases.All major data warehouses, lakes and databases. Destinations are tightly coupled with sources.
All major data warehouses, lakes and databases.10 targets only, with all major data warehouses, lakes and databases missing.All major data warehouses, lakes and databases.4 destinations only, including Snowflake, Redshift, Postgres and S3
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Customizability of connectorsUser can edit any pre-built connectors and build new ones within 15 minutes with Airbyte’s no-code Connector Builder.Limited through Fivetran’s Cloud functions.Stitch’s Import AI enables their users to push data from anywhere to their destination.Users can edit any pre-built operator and build their own ones.No.User can edit any pre-built Singer taps and targets, but there is no standardization, and they need a lot of engineering work to be functional.User can edit any pre-built Singer taps and targets, but there is no standardization, and they need a lot of engineering work to be functional.User can edit any Pipelinewise connector, but there is no standardization, and they need a lot of engineering work to be functional.
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Database replicationFull table and incremental via change data capture.
Pricing adapted for this use case.
Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Pricing is indexed on rows, so not adapted.
Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Pricing is indexed on rows, so not adapted.
Full table replication. Incremental replication requires coding your own logic in your Airflow DAGs and SQL files to only extract new data.Full table and incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp or change data capture for AWS-hosted Matillion ETL instances.NoNoNo
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Integration with data stackIntegrates with Kubernetes, Airflow, Prefect, Dagster and dbt.
Airbyte will soon integrate with Great Expectations, and more. Integrations can be contributed by the community.
Integrates with Airflow, Prefect, Dagster and dbt.No.Integrate deeply with Kubernetes, dbt, Airbyte and more.No.NoIntegrate deeply with Airflow and dbt.No
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Support SLAsAvailableAvailableAvailableN/AAvailableNoNo.No
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Security certificationsSOC 2, GDPR and ISO. HIPAA ConduitHIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2N/AGDPRNoNo.No
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Vendor lock-inAirbyte Core and Connectors are open-source.
Both monthly payments and annual contracts.
Annual contracts.Annual contracts. Can leverage Singer’s open-source connectors when used (but connectors are of low quality).Airflow Core and Operators are open source.Annual contracts. Self-hosting implies a higher lock-in.Singer is AGPL.Meltano is built on top of Singer, which is open source (AGPL).Apache License 2.0. But also built on top of Singer which is AGPL.
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Purchase processSelf-service or sales for Airbyte Cloud.
Open-source edition deployable in minutes.
Self-serve for free plan, otherwise sales. Self-service or sales.Self-service for Managed services with Google Cloud Composer and Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA). Sales for Astronomer.io.
Open-source edition deployable in minutes.
Sales only.N/A.N/A.N/A.
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API / CLI / Terraform ProviderBoth API and Terraform Provider available for Airbyte Cloud and Open Source. Both API and Terraform Provider available. No.Available.No.NoTeams can leverage their CLI.No
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