Hevo Data is a cloud-based ETL platform with a REST API that manages data pipelines. CTOs, software developers, and data analysts use Hevo to move data from one location to another for better data-driven decision-making. Despite these benefits, many ETL users are looking for a Hevo alternative. That's because this platform requires vendor lock-in, lacks compliance and security certifications, and only has around 30 SaaS native connectors, meaning users need to code when building more complex pipelines. 

If you're looking for a Hevo Data alternative, check out the five platforms below. 

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#1. Xplenty

Unlike Hevo, Xplenty handles ETL and ELT, seamlessly moving data from SaaS sources, apps, databases, data stores, and more. Depending on your data integration method, either extract and transform data into the correct format and load it to a warehouse or lake for big data analytics (ETL), or extract data and load it to a final destination before transforming it into a usable format for analytics (ELT). 

Xplenty has several features you won't find on Hevo, such as a Salesforce-to-Salesforce native connector that moves data from Salesforce to a second location and then back again. Plus, you can benefit from over six times the number of out-of-the-box connectors for data integration. (Xplenty boasts over 200 connectors for warehouses, databases, CRM systems, ERP systems, social media platforms, and more.) 

Other benefits include an easy-to-use REST API, no vendor lock-in, 24/7 support for all users, and a flat-rate pricing structure that could work out cheaper than Hevo's model. (Hevo prices start from $499 per month for 25 million events; Xplenty charges by the number of connectors you use, not by data volume.)

Finally, Xplenty trumps Hevo on security and compliance certifications. While Hevo only supports HIPAA, Xplenty complies with HIPAA, SOC 2, SOX, PCI, GDPR, and more. 

#2. Talend

Though it's open-source by nature, Talend doesn't publish prices online for its Enterprise version, which offers far more benefits to data-driven teams. So, it's hard to know whether Talend provides more value than Hevo. However, with support for data governance frameworks like GDPR and CCPA, and the ability to handle both ETL and ELT, Talend probably has the upper hand. 

Compare Talend to Xplenty as a Hevo alternative, however, and things become much clearer. Xplenty is a low-code ETL and ELT tool, while Talend is far more complicated. Can't code? Expect to pay contracting fees for pipeline creation and maintenance. 

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#3. Fivetran

Fivetran could be a worthy Hevo alternative if it handled more than just ELT, which could limit your data transformation goals somewhat. However, bonus points to Fivetran for having over three times the number of out-of-the-box connectors than Hevo (around 100). 

Unlike Hevo, Xplenty, and Talend, you can only move data via Fivetran to a data warehouse, not a data lake. Plus, you'll need SQL skills if you want to build more complicated pipelines for data analysis. 

#4. Stitch

Like Hevo, Stitch manages ELT, not ETL, so you can't transform data into your preferred format until you've loaded that data into a data warehouse or data lake. It also has a similar pricing structure to Hevo, where you pay more money for the amount of data you consume. Plus, with annual and month-to-month contracts, you'll still have a problem with vendor lock-in.

Still, Stitch has advantages over Hevo, including around 100 connectors and support for GDPR and CCPA. Unlike Hevo and Xplenty, there's no REST API, but you can integrate Stitch with other platforms through the Stitch Connect feature.

#5. Alooma

Users consider Alooma to be an inferior alternative to Hevo. (The platform has an average score of 4/5 on G2.com compared to Hevo's 4.8/5.) That might result from Google's acquisition of Alooma a couple of years ago, which drastically limited the number of available data destinations: you can now only move data to Google BigQuery. Alooma also requires knowledge of Python for pipeline-building.

That said, consider Alooma as a natural Hevo alternative if you need to comply with data governance frameworks like GDPR. Hevo only offers HIPAA support.

Why Xplenty is the Best Hevo Alternative

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Hevo requires vendor lock-in, has limited security and compliance certifications, and only comes with around 30 SaaS native connectors, so expect to code more complex data pipelines from scratch. Thankfully, various Hevo alternatives could help you to achieve your data transformation objectives. Consider Xplenty, which builds complicated data pipelines with little to no code whatsoever. Its simple point-and-click UI lets you connect to over 200 native connectors, streaming both the ETL and ELT processes considerably. Other features include 24/7 support, flat-rate pricing, no vendor lock-in, and support for HIPAA, GDPR, SOC2, and more. Finally, its Salesforce-to-Salesforce connector, a feature you won't find on many other data pipeline platforms, lets you get more value from CRM data. 

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