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We performed a comparison between AWS AppSync and Zapier based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Integration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed AWS AppSync vs. Zapier report (Updated: September 2022).
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"Support for multiple data sources and formats is a fantastic feature."

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"Zapier is user friendly and makes it easy to integrate different tools. It has a drag and drop functionality which makes it easy to connect environments.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it is very intuitive and has a very flat learning curve.""The most valuable feature of Zapier is it saves me time doing repetitive tasks.""The solution is a SaaS and does not require a complex setup.""We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier, they're able to then just provide the connection details and hook it up."

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"Moving to other clouds is impossible without significantly rearchitecting your applications."

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"Some recent changes to the solution have made it bulky and not as intuitive to use as it previously was.""The pricing of the solution is quite expensive.""Zapier needs to improve in the same way most RPA solutions should, such as Robocorp, Make, or UiPath. They are not good at helping you find the connections that you need for the problem that you have. For example, if need something on Instagram. I'm going to have to do research for hours to be able to find the components or the app, which is going to do what I need it to do. It makes it difficult to use the system when you don't know what to use.""System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to system-to-user, where Zapier is helping to communicate to a user, that's a one-way communication. If that user has to perform some action on that notification, the action isn't handled by Zapier. So there's no way to orchestrate that and it's very cumbersome.""The user interface for Zapier could be improved. It also takes some time to sync the data between different environments."

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  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis, and it is a pay-as-you-go model."
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  • "It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number of notifications or Zaps, as they call it, that you can program."
  • "The price of Zapier is approximately $75 monthly."
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    Top Answer:Support for multiple data sources and formats is a fantastic feature.
    Top Answer:Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis, and it is a pay-as-you-go model. Fees are paid per usage. There are no fixed costs. They won't charge us anything if we don't use it.
    Top Answer:I would like to have the ability to run AppSync on-premises. It is entirely AWS at the moment. If you wanted to switch from AWS to Google Cloud or Azure, you can't. You are experiencing significant… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Zapier is it saves me time doing repetitive tasks.
    Top Answer:The price of Zapier is approximately $75 monthly.
    Top Answer:Zapier needs to improve in the same way most RPA solutions should, such as Robocorp, Make, or UiPath. They are not good at helping you find the connections that you need for the problem that you have… more »
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    AWS AppSync simplifies application development by letting you create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources. AppSync is a managed service that uses GraphQL to make it easy for applications to get exactly the data they need.

    With AppSync, you can build scalable applications, including those requiring real-time updates, on a range of data sources such as NoSQL data stores, relational databases, HTTP APIs, and your custom data sources with AWS Lambda. For mobile and web apps, AppSync additionally provides local data access when devices go offline, and data synchronization with customizable conflict resolution, when they are back online.

    Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.

    An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.

    Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.

    Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.

    Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.

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    Sample Customers
    ACBL, Puresec, IDT, ASU, Public Good, cookpad, ALDO, ticketmaster
    BuzzFeed, Groupon, Spotify, Columbia University, FOX
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Media Company8%
    Construction Company7%
    Marketing Services Firm25%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm25%
    Leisure / Travel Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise7%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    AWS AppSync is ranked 16th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review while Zapier is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 5 reviews. AWS AppSync is rated 9.0, while Zapier is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AWS AppSync writes "Innovative, works well with GraphQL, and can connect to any type of data source". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zapier writes "Streamlines our system-to-system task automation at the scale we need". AWS AppSync is most compared with Oracle Integration Cloud Service and, whereas Zapier is most compared with MuleSoft Composer, AWS Glue,, Alteryx Designer and SSIS.

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