Stitch, Fivetran, and Xplenty are all contenders for the best ETL tool—but which one is right for your situation? In this Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty comparison, we’ll go over features, integrations, pricing, and more, so that you can make the choice that’s best for you.

Table of Contents

  1. About Stitch
  2. About Fivetran
  3. About Xplenty
  4. Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty Features Tables
  5. Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Data Sources and Integrations
  6. Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Pricing
  7. Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Support and Training
  8. Final Thoughts

About Stitch

Stitch is a lightweight ELT tool that focuses on the “extraction” and “loading” phases, without many preload transformations. With its free tier, volume-based pricing, and beginner-friendly user interface, Stitch is likely best for small businesses without in-depth data integration requirements.

About Fivetran

Fivetran is a cloud-native ELT tool that allows for transformations only after loading data into the destination. Although it’s relatively user-friendly, Fivetran requires SQL coding skills to fully take advantage of its transformation features.

About Xplenty

Xplenty is an ETL and ELT low-code data integration platform with a straightforward drag-and-drop interface. The Xplenty platform is accessible for everyone from ETL newbies to advanced users who need a sophisticated enterprise-grade solution for data integration.

Customer Story
Customer Story
Keith connected multiple data sources with Amazon Redshift to transform, organize and analyze their customer data.
MongoDB MongoDB
Amazon Redshift Amazon Redshift
David Schuman
Dave Schuman
CTO and Co-Founder at Raise.me
They really have provided an interface to this world of data transformation that works. It’s intuitive, it’s easy to deal with [...] and when it gets a little too confusing for us, [Xplenty’s customer support team] will work for an entire day sometimes on just trying to help us solve our problem, and they never give up until it’s solved.
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Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty Features Table

Stitch Fivetran Xplenty
Focus Data Ingestion and ELT Data Ingestion and ELT Data Ingestion, ELT, and ETL
Trial Length 14 Days 14 Day 14 Days
Data Limits 5-300 million rows (based on plan) Unlimited Unlimited
Capterra/G2 Scores 4.5/5 (Capterra); 4.7/5 (G2) 4.6/5 (Capterra); 4.1/5 (G2) 4.6/5 (Capterra); 4.4/5 (G2)
Data Transformations Few preload transformations No preload transforms May preload transformations including filters, joins, selects, limits, and clones
Customization Limited Some High
Saas Sources 100+ 100+ 100+
Data Warehouse/Data Lake Targets Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Microsoft Azure SQL Server Database, Snowflake, Amazon S3 Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Panoply, Databricks Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Microsoft Azure SQL Server Database, Snowflake, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Google Cloud Storage, HDFS, and more
Compliance/Governance/Security Certifications GDPR (SOC 2 and HIPAA available only with the Stitch enterprise tier) GDPR, SOC 2, and HIPAA GDPRSOC 2, and HIPAA
Developer Tools Import API, Stitch Connect API REST API REST API, native scripting language

Customer Story
Customer Story
Keith connected multiple data sources with Amazon Redshift to transform, organize and analyze their customer data.
Amazon Redshift Amazon Redshift
David Schuman
Keith Slater
Senior Developer at Creative Anvil
Before we started with Xplenty, we were trying to move data from many different data sources into Redshift. Xplenty has helped us do that quickly and easily. The best feature of the platform is having the ability to manipulate data as needed without the process being overly complex. Also, the support is great - they’re always responsive and willing to help.
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Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Data Sources and Integrations

Stitch Data Sources and Integrations

Stitch claims to have more than 100 different data sources and integrations, including SaaS platforms and databases.

Fivetran Data Sources and Integrations

Fivetran claims to have more than 100 different data sources and integrations, including SaaS platforms, databases, file stores, and social media platforms.

Xplenty Data Sources and Integrations

Xplenty has more than 100 different data sources and integrations, including SaaS platforms, databases, file stores, and tools for advertising, business intelligence and analytics, and logging.

Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Pricing

Stitch Pricing

Stitch pricing comes in three tiers: free, standard, and enterprise.

  • The free tier allows for up to 5 million rows of data per month and only a limited number of sources.
  • The standard tier ranges from $100/month for 5 million rows of data to $1,250/month for 300 million rows of data, and also allows for a larger number of data sources.
  • The enterprise tier enables advanced features such as custom integrations and priority support.

Fivetran Pricing

Like Stitch, Fivetran offers a consumption-based pricing structure: the more data you ingest, the more you pay. While this may seem appealing for customers with limited usage requirements, it can also be problematic for organizations whose ETL data consumption varies from month to month, making it harder to budget.

Xplenty Pricing

Xplenty charges a flat rate per connector, rather than the volume of your data loads. This offers a clear and predictable pricing structure for organizations of all sizes and budgets. With Xplenty, you only pay more when you add a new connector to your ETL workflow.

Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty: Support and Training

Stitch Support and Training

For free-tier and standard-tier customers, Stitch only offers text-based support. Phone, voice chat, and video chat support are only available to customers at the highest enterprise tier.

Fivetran Support and Training

All Fivetran customers can enjoy free support for questions and technical issues; however, getting answers fast requires you to purchase Fivetran’s priciest enterprise tier, with guaranteed 1-hour response time.

Xplenty Support and Training

Xplenty’s mission is to provide a top-shelf ETL platform that anyone can use for their data integration needs. No matter their choice of tier, all Xplenty customers enjoy unlimited phone, video, text, and email support.

Final Thoughts

Based on this Stitch vs. Fivetran vs. Xplenty comparison, we have the following recommendations:

  • Stitch is best for organizations with limited data consumption and limited support needs that want to set up an ELT (and not ETL) workflow.
  • Fivetran is best for organizations with a relatively straightforward ELT (and not ETL) workflow that prefer a consumption-based pricing model and don’t need to perform preload transformations.
  • Xplenty is best for organizations that want to use ETL and/or ELT, that prefer flat-rate pricing, and that can benefit from excellent support. Xplenty’s low-code drag-and-drop interface and native scripting language make it easy for everyone to get started—from beginners to seasoned ETL professionals.

Want to give Xplenty a try for yourself? Get in touch with our team today to schedule a chat about your business needs and objectives, and to start your 14-day free trial of the Xplenty platform.