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Hevo Data is cloud-based software that offers end-to-end data pipeline and ETL functionality. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Image: NicoElNino/Adobe Stock

Hevo Data’s solutions help data teams not only streamline but also automate data flows across their organization. Hevo’s approach to data pipelines and ETL can result in hours of engineering time per week being saved, quicker reporting and analytics, and better data-driven decision-making.

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But what exactly is Hevo Data? Learn more about the Hevo platform’s key features, pricing and possible alternatives in this review.

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What is Hevo Data?

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Hevo Data is an end-to-end, bi-directional, no-code data pipeline platform specifically designed for ELT, ETL and Reverse ETL projects. It enables data teams to pull data from all their data sources into warehouses, execute transformations for analytics and provide operational intelligence to business tools.

What are the top features of Hevo Data?

Near-real-time data integration

Hevo delivers a near-real-time data integration platform to ease data integration challenges that arise in data projects. With the tool, users can more easily set up their databases or data warehouses for analytics. From there, data teams can better focus on data analytics without having to constantly worry about data integration tasks.

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Using the Hevo API, it is simple to integrate Hevo into data workflows and trigger pipelines as well as carry out any pipeline action without visiting the dashboard.

Codeless data pipeline

Hevo users don’t need custom configurations in place, as Hevo’s data flow is codeless and automated out-of-the-box. It’s designed to simplify the way users manage future changes like the addition of new tables and columns and changing data types. Setting up a data pipeline with Hevo’s codeless approach takes just a handful of minutes.

Multi-tenant platform

Hevo delivers a multi-tenant platform that leverages multiple components of the AWS cloud for its infrastructure. It’s tailored to process billions of records, and depending on business needs, Hevo is capable of automatically scaling up or down. Hevo also optimizes users’ returns on investment, since its architecture ensures that system resource utilization is constantly optimized.

Intuitive user interface

The platform offers an intuitive user interface that does away with the need for technical resources for setting up and managing customer data pipelines. It also streamlines analytics tasks through well-integrated data transformation features.

Extensive integration library

Hevo supports more than 150 ready-to-use integrations for databases, cloud storage, streaming services and SDKs. Redshift and MySQL are popular databases that are compatible, while data warehouses such as BigQuery and Snowflake are also supported.

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Cloud storage platforms like Amazon S3 and Google Drive are supported through the Hevo integration library, and various analytics platforms and BI tools like Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Power BI and Looker are also supported.

It’s important to note that it takes a few minutes to set up integrations and allow users to replicate data from these integrated sources.

Reverse ETL

Activate is Hevo’s no-code reverse ETL solution that loads data from data warehouses into SaaS applications to enrich data across departments. More specifically, this tool supports data access and synchronization across departments and authorized team members.

Multi-region workspace support

Users can maintain one account across all Hevo regions with up to five workspaces. Hevo creates the initial workspace with a 30-day cool-off period, after which customers are allowed to create their next workspace.

For every workspace, Hevo automatically chooses the nearest region by default based on the IP addresses of customers. Customers have the freedom to change the region directly from the Hevo UI and build their pipelines in the regions they choose.

What is Hevo Data’s pricing?

Hevo offers two main products: Hevo Activate and Hevo Pipeline.

Hevo Activate is offered through these plan options:

  • Free: $0 per month.
  • Starter: $199 per month. A 14-day free trial is available for this plan.

Hevo Pipeline comes in these plan options:

  • Free: $0 per month.
  • Starter: $239 per month billed annually or $299 per month billed monthly. A 14-day free trial is available for this plan.
  • Business: Custom quotes.

What are some Hevo Data alternatives?

Fivetran

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Fivetran is an automated data movement platform for moving data out of and across cloud data platforms. It automates the most tedious segments of the ELT process to empower data engineers to focus on more impactful projects. Fivetran does not involve a complex setup process and does not require ongoing comprehensive maintenance.

Integrate.io

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Integrate.io enables organizations to prepare, process and integrate data for analytics in the cloud. The company provides its customers with the capabilities to maximize big data benefits without needing to invest in additional software, hardware or specialized labor. Integrate.io gives users a rich set of out-of-the-box data transformation components and instant connectivity to multiple data stores.

Supermetrics

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Supermetrics is a solution that focuses on assisting marketing and analytics teams in building better operations through data. Data analysts, marketers and data engineers in particular can use this tool to move data from popular marketing platforms to destinations such as Google Sheets, BI tools, data lakes and data warehouses.

Workato

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Workato delivers a low-code/no-code integration platform, helping both IT teams and business teams to build integrations five times faster than most integration platforms can. It offers more than 1,000 connectors for SaaS, ERP, on-premises databases and other kinds of enterprise software. It is also highly praised for its cloud-native architecture, which helps with scalability, speed and reduction of overall costs for users.

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