- Enterprise Integration
- Jun 15
- 6 mins read
Jitterbit Competitors and Alternatives: Jitterbit Vs. Boomi Talend and Workato
Looking to compare the latest round of Jitterbit competitors and alternatives? The IPaaS market is heating up as many businesses are realizing the benefits of process automation and asking for more. The IPaaS industry is valued at around $1 billion today and is expected to reach as high as $3 billion in the next few years. The success of the industry as a whole has brought in many options for consumers.
Making the right choice with an ETL/IPaaS tool can save you tons of headache and money in the future. It is a decision you definitely want to get right the first time. The Jitterbit platform remains our favorite platform but there are pros and cons to some platforms that would be users might want to know.
When looking at the Jitterbit competitors and alternatives, you will want to consider the following: Price point, security, support, reliability, features, flexibility, and scalability. You will also need to pay special attention to the fit the potential platform will have with your current workforce. Some platforms require a technical skill set, while others will let you get by with a little persistence and research. Understanding this fit can help you reach an ROI more quickly as your employees will be less out of their depths when learning to use the new platform, whichever one it may be.
We examined the most common Jitterbit alternatives; Workato, Talend, and Boomi by these criteria and in doing so have created the following guide to help users find the right IPaaS for their needs!
Jitterbit Competitors and Alternatives
The Workato platform can be a formidable Jitterbit alternative based on the skill set of your workforce. The platform is based entirely in the cloud and requires zero software to install. Workato’s integration process is intuitive for business analysts and users. Workato has built a network of app and process templates that allow you to create an automation in minutes depending on your needs. If you are using a popular app such as SalesForce and your process need is routine than there is a good chance someone has already created a solution you can use as a template for your own needs.
However, life isn’t always perfect and the process you want to automate may not already have a recipe created for it or even worse the endpoint you wish to connect may not be something that Workato already recognizes. Creating a recipe from scratch requires understanding a logic-based wizard that should not be too hard for admins to understand, however adding a new connector requires using an SDK that could stump many non-technical staff members.
The template-based platform is perfect for a company with few dedicated technical resources on staff, and popular use-cases with relatively simple needs. If you plan on having business analysts and admins creating the automations, Workato is probably the platform for you.
Jitterbit Vs. Workato
- Pricing – Jitterbit and Workato have similar price tiers for their apps and connection allowances. However, Workato is a bit more segmented when it comes to popular apps and you may pay more with Workato for access to NetSuite and SalesForce functionality
- API Center – Compared to Jitterbit, Workato’s API management system is an afterthought. API customization functionality for Workato is an add-on that can be added to any tier you With Jitterbit access to API management tools is unlocked with the Professional tier or higher.
- EDI Capable – Unlike Jitterbit, Workato does not support EDI compliance. So if you have EDI needs you will need another tool
- Cloud Vs. Hybrid Cloud – With Workato there is no software to install locally at all. With Jitterbit, the studio must be downloaded from the Jitterbit cloud and then you are able to produce and upload integrations
- Parallel Processing – Jitterbit offers this with all subscriptions but with Workato this speed increase must be purchased as an add-on to all of their plans
- Workato’s template-based process leaves it limited and stiff when it comes to multi-step and complex integrations. If your staff is technically skilled they may be limited by the rigidness of the platform
Talend is an integration platform that is based off on an open-source ETL tool that is free to download. Talend also offers a number of other free tools that are worth checking out, particularly if you have big data needs. Talend is a solid ETL tool, but the platform behind it has not been that impressive in my experience. A number of reviewers complained about buggy servers and my efforts to even sign up for a trial was a challenge for their system.
The platform is not as easy to work with as Workato and like Jitterbit will require some technical resources to get the best results immediately. Being an open-source project, it should be no surprise that the community behind this app is pretty strong. Mostly due to the free ETL tool, Talend is one of the more popular Jitterbit competitors and is definitely worth looking at to see if your needs align with their offering!
Talend is perfect for a company that has budget restrictions, simple needs, and has strong developers on the team. You may also be interested in Talend if you have a lot of Big Data needs as they have developed functionality to attract those kinds of users. The free version of this tool comes with limited documentation and guidance. You may need to lean on that strong community when it comes to getting up and running with this free version of this platform. If you are looking to purchase Talend as your IPaaS, I would strongly consider comparing the paid features Talend offers with other features you can get in the market at this time. Many reviewers agree, the bulk of this platforms value comes with the free to download ETL tool.
Jitterbit Vs Talend
- Free Vs. paid services – Jitterbit’s Data loader only works for SalesForce so when it comes to free options, Talend is something you should know exists. However, when it comes to paid services, Jitterbit beats Talend in every category that matters
- Talend customer service is still very weak, forcing users to rely more on the community than to be able to call in to help with issues
- The tool can be buggy sometimes and is not as reliable as the Jitterbit platform, this alone will stop many companies from choosing this product as their main ETL tool.
- Talend does not limit the number of connections you can make but does only provide a few connectors for you to use as templates
Boomi is a solid Jitterbit competitor. Boomi was purchased by Dell in 2010 and has since been off to a great start in the IPaaS market. Boomi has been a market leader according to Gartner and G2Crowd for 6 years straight, and it doesn’t look like anything will change for them soon. Boomi is one of the market leaders in IPaaS for good reason. Boomi is a reliable, secure, 100% cloud-based, and has many pre-built connectors for both SaaS apps and infrastructure. Click here to learn more about Dell Boomi!
Boomi and Jitterbit are a close in a lot of ways. However, Boomi offers more functionality that has catered it towards the enterprise market and that has come with larger costs that exclude mid-market and small businesses from their services. Boomi is a great fit for large businesses that have mixed staffs of analysts, admins, and developers.
Jitterbit Vs Boomi
- Pricing – Those enterprise features add up quickly, Boomi is priced in the 95th percentile of IPaaS platforms. Meaning only 5% of platforms costs more than they do. Jitterbit is priced in the 36th percentile
- Both Jitterbit and Boomi offer API management tools and EDI compliance features
- Boomi does not charge for additional users (Great for large businesses)
- Boomi is based 100% in the cloud, no downloads
- Parallel processing with Boomi will require enterprise licenses
- Boomi’s GUI has been criticized as “limiting”
- Boomi has top notch security functionality at additional costs
- Boomi has 5 tiers of offerings, making it one of the easiest platforms to scale
We hope you found this guide on the current Jitterbit competitors and alternatives useful. If you need to brush up on your Jitterbit knowledge after reading this guide you can check out our Jitterbit overview and break-down “What is Jitterbit?” to learn more.
Jeremy McCourt is an content producer in the enterprise software industry that focuses on NetSuite and related cloud-based software solutions.
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