Estuary Flow
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Fivetran
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FEATURES
ESTUARY
Fivetran
Why it matters
Summary
ESTUARY

Self-serve streaming data platform for building real-time ETL from DB, SaaS and filestores. Company behind Gazette and Estuary Flow OSS.

Fivetran

Self-serve streaming data platform for building real-time ETL from DB, SaaS and filestores. Company behind Gazette and Estuary Flow OSS.

WHY IT MATTERS

Self-serve streaming data platform for building real-time ETL from DB, SaaS and filestores. Company behind Gazette and Estuary Flow OSS.

Price
ESTUARY

Open-Source, or predictably priced pipelines at $1/GB plus $0.14/hr (~$100/mo) for any capture or materialization.

Fivetran

Open-Source, or predictably priced pipelines at $1/GB plus $0.14/hr (~$100/mo) for any capture or materialization.

WHY IT MATTERS

Open-Source, or predictably priced pipelines at $1/GB plus $0.14/hr (~$100/mo) for any capture or materialization.

Latency
ESTUARY

Estuary introduces <100ms to a data flow. Different sources and destinations impose their own latencies.  Ex. SaaS Sources (1+ Hrs), DB's (~100ms), Warehouses (10s).

Fivetran

Estuary introduces <100ms to a data flow. Different sources and destinations impose their own latencies.  Ex. SaaS Sources (1+ Hrs), DB's (~100ms), Warehouses (10s).

WHY IT MATTERS

Estuary introduces <100ms to a data flow. Different sources and destinations impose their own latencies.  Ex. SaaS Sources (1+ Hrs), DB's (~100ms), Warehouses (10s).

Connectors
ESTUARY

100+ connectors. Also HTTP file, webhook, and ability to spin up some new connectors within a week.  Estuary improves and builds on OSS SaaS connectors to make them reliable.

Custom connectors can be made with a less polished connector builder than Fivetran.

Fivetran

100+ connectors. Also HTTP file, webhook, and ability to spin up some new connectors within a week.  Estuary improves and builds on OSS SaaS connectors to make them reliable.

Custom connectors can be made with a less polished connector builder than Fivetran.

WHY IT MATTERS

100+ connectors. Also HTTP file, webhook, and ability to spin up some new connectors within a week.  Estuary improves and builds on OSS SaaS connectors to make them reliable.

Custom connectors can be made with a less polished connector builder than Fivetran.

On-Prem
ESTUARY

Self hosted can be deployed now via OSS.  In-VPC SaaS is coming winter 2023

Fivetran

Self hosted can be deployed now via OSS.  In-VPC SaaS is coming winter 2023

WHY IT MATTERS

Self hosted can be deployed now via OSS.  In-VPC SaaS is coming winter 2023

Delivery
ESTUARY

Exactly-Once

Fivetran

Exactly-Once

WHY IT MATTERS

Exactly-Once

Schema Migrations
ESTUARY

Automated Schema Evolution available.  Most updates will automatically make it downstream.  Breaking changes will reversion your destination.

Fivetran

Automated Schema Evolution available.  Most updates will automatically make it downstream.  Breaking changes will reversion your destination.

WHY IT MATTERS

Automated Schema Evolution available.  Most updates will automatically make it downstream.  Breaking changes will reversion your destination.

ETL
ESTUARY

Yes

Fivetran

Yes

WHY IT MATTERS

Yes

Data Lake
ESTUARY

Ingested data stored in a real-time data lake in customers cloud storage

Fivetran

Ingested data stored in a real-time data lake in customers cloud storage

WHY IT MATTERS

Ingested data stored in a real-time data lake in customers cloud storage

Transforms
ESTUARY

SQL transforms in your warehouse via a DBT integration.

Plus streaming SQL and javascript transforms prior to your destination.

Fivetran

SQL transforms in your warehouse via a DBT integration.

Plus streaming SQL and javascript transforms prior to your destination.

WHY IT MATTERS

SQL transforms in your warehouse via a DBT integration.

Plus streaming SQL and javascript transforms prior to your destination.

Vector DBs & AI
ESTUARY

Pinecone

Fivetran

Pinecone

WHY IT MATTERS

Pinecone

Methodologies
ESTUARY

Estuary supports de-duplicating data on your primary keys automatically.  Users can set them to accomplish workflows like history mode, though they are not as simple currently as in Fivetran.

Fivetran

Estuary supports de-duplicating data on your primary keys automatically.  Users can set them to accomplish workflows like history mode, though they are not as simple currently as in Fivetran.

WHY IT MATTERS

Estuary supports de-duplicating data on your primary keys automatically.  Users can set them to accomplish workflows like history mode, though they are not as simple currently as in Fivetran.

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About Estuary
Estuary is building the next generation of real-time data integration solutions.

We're creating a new kind of DataOps platform thatempowers data teams to build real-time,data-intensive pipelines and applications, at scale,with minimal friction, in a UI or CLI. We aim to make real-time data accessible to the analyst, while bringing power tooling to the streaming enthusiast. Flow unifies a team's databases, pub/sub systems, and SaaS around their data, without requiring new investments in infrastructure or development.

Estuary develops in the open to produce both the runtime for our managed service and an ecosystem ofopen-source connectors. You can read more about our story here.