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HVR Data Replication vs K3 ETL Data Prep & Integration: Which is better?

The Major Differences between HVR and K3 ETL

Is your organization considering a data solution? Here is a high-level comparison of the HVR and K3 ETL platforms to determine which option is a better fit.

  • Ease of use: HVR requires some expert-level coding knowledge; K3 visualizes and normalizes data with no coding required.
  • Scalability: HVR is challenging to scale due to its high-code environment; K3 offers a low-code environment with one price.
  • ETL capabilities: HVR does not offer ETL; K3 ETL is a powerful, low-code software that can be rapidly implemented.
  • Change data capture (CDC) capabilities: HVR is a powerful CDC (Change Data Capture) solution; K3 offers a CDC toolset that empowers IT departments and data-dependent decision makers.
  • Data Deployment: Both HVR and K3 offer cloud and on premise deployments. K3 also offers ETL and CDC for hybrid data integration from anywhere to anywhere.


THE BIG TAKEAWAY:

  • HVR requires in-depth coding knowledge so it’s difficult to scale.
  • HVR is a powerful CDC tool, but does not offer any ETL capabilities.

HVR and K3 Overview

HVR is a real-time data replication solution designed to move large volumes of data in hybrid environments for real-time analytics. HVR is highly focused on log-based CDC for replicating data from common database management systems to other sources. It is capable of high-volume data replication and integration for moving data between databases or to the cloud, and multi-cloud integration into a data lake or data warehouse.

K3 Enterprise is a low-code integration application with hundreds of K3 adapters that can connect legacy applications, on-premises or newer applications in the cloud. Compared to HVR, which has no ETL capabilities, K3 ETL saves your IT team both time and money. It’s built to handle legacy archetypal data forms, non-conforming data sources and also features K3 data prep and K3 data load functionalities. With K3 ETL, you can visualize your data, map it and then flow it to files, APIs, databases, data warehouses and data lakes like Redshift or Snowflake.

Let’s take a more in-depth look at how HVR and K3 ETL compare side-by-side.

Data Deployment

Hosted Cloud Deployment

Yes

Yes

Private Cloud Deployment

Yes

Yes

On Premise Deployment

Yes

Yes

Data Stays Private Guarantee

Yes

Yes

Scalability

No Per User Charges

Yes

DK?

Database CDC Connections (see databases)

Yes

Yes

SaaS Connections (see connectors)

Yes

No

Multiple Formats (XML, JSON, EDI, etc.)

Yes

No

Features Comparison

Data Rules Engines

Yes

No

Low Code Data Route Configuration

Yes

No

Low Code ETL

Yes

No

Data Orchestration

Yes

No

Low Learning Curve

Yes

No

Audit Trail

Yes

No

Test/Prod accounts included

Yes

No

CAPABILITIES AND FUNCTIONAL COMPARISON IN-DEPTH LOOK

K3

HVR

EASE OF USE

K3 ETL offers a low-code environment that doesn’t require programming expertise. Whether you’re flowing data into Snowflake, Redshift or legacy databases, K3 is an intuitive, out-of-the-box solution.

HVR requires extensive coding knowledge and is exceptionally fragile for production environments.

SCALABILITY

K3 ETL is optimized for scalability, and the low-code environment makes it accessible to non-technical users and experienced developers alike. With K3, you get one solution at one price.

HVR is slow to scale due to its high-code environment. While HVR is relatively affordable, expect long project durations and bottlenecks.

ETL CAPABILITIES

K3 ETL seamlessly preps data from different systems into one usable format. It also allows code-free transformation through a specialized mapping and rules engine. K3 ETL, and other offerings like K3 for Snowflake, make it possible to handle data flows from anywhere.

HVR ETL is not something that’s offered; HVR is highly focused on log-based CDC.

CDC CAPABILITIES

K3 offers a CDC toolset that rivals HVR. Our tools recognize database differences, identify each database source and employ the appropriate K3 adapters to read the data contained within them.

HVR is a powerful CDC solution that simplifies integration in your cloud and on-premises environment for real-time analytics.

DATA DEPLOYMENT

K3 offers ETL in addition to a CDC toolset for hybrid data integration. It connects legacy and new applications alike, regardless of where they reside. K3 joins and flows data downstream to the destination of your choice and is best for enterprises of any size.

HVR moves data using log-based CDC and compression functions. It enables data to be captured from one source and deployed to different targets or can facilitate data movement between sources and targets. HVR is best for midsize to large enterprises.

K3 IS BEST FOR EASE OF USE AND ETL CAPABILITIES

HVR is a powerful CDC tool, but lacks any ETL capabilities. K3 ETL and our CDC toolset are ideal for organizations that want a ready-to-go solution with a low-coding environment. Let your IT team focus on other things that matter with K3’s future-proof architecture. Setup a free demo to learn more.

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