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Shipyard

Shipyard is a cloud-native workflow orchestration platform designed for the modern data team. With its intuitive UI and powerful infrastructure, Shipyard can easily automate the toughest tasks in a matter of minutes. Solutions can be created modularly and shared across the organization to help spread the influence and reusability of a data team's work.

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Apache Airflow

Apache Airflow is a well-known open-source project for workflow orchestration, released in 2014 by the Data Team at Airbnb. While flexible in its potential use cases, its rigidity and adherence to python-specific code prevent make it more difficult to work with. Infrastructure knowledge is required to ensure a solid foundation for your workflows.

Effortless Setup

  • Import existing dbt projects in minutes
  • Native support for any version of dbt Core
  • Develop locally, execute in our cloud

Automate more than dbt

  • Connect your dbt runs to other data tools with over 100+ low-code templates
  • Run your own code before, after, or during dbt runs
  • Build reusable Blueprints for common tasks

Enhanced Observability, Fewer Disruptions

  • Detailed logs and metadata for everything you run
  • Retries, cutoffs, and notifications come standard
  • Track which tools and actions are used across workflows

Keep Track of Every Change

  • Update workflows visually or with YAML
  • Always run the latest models from GitHub
  • See every update your team makes with built-in version control and quickly restore versions

Orchestration You Won't Outgrow

  • No limits on projects, workflows, or concurrent runs
  • Build data workflows as big or small as you like
  • Cloud-hosted with automatic containerization so you can focus more on business problems

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Do more with dbt + Shipyard

Get dbt data workflows up and running in the cloud in a matter of minutes, not hours. Mix and match the tools you use every day to get your data into the hands of stakeholders quicker.

Get up and running in a few easy steps!

Shipyard makes it easy to automate dbt Core runs and connect them to any script or any data tool with just a few clicks. Get more out of dbt by incorporating it into the full DataOps lifecycle.

If you're not sure how to tackle your specific problem, book time with our data experts!  We'd love to get you on the right track.

Shipyard vs dbt Cloud for Orchestration

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Shipyard - Team Plan

dbt Cloud - Team Plan

Pricing

$50/User per Month + Runtime

$100/User per Month

Execute dbt Core

Execute Code

Python, Bash, Node.js, SQL

Python for Dataframes Only

Data Tool Integrations

50+

10

BASELINE FEATURES

Browser-based IDE

Configuration as Code

Visual Editor

-

Job scheduling

Every 5 Minutes

Every 1 Hour (unless using cron)

Event-driven Execution

Unlimited daily runs

Logging & Alerting

Data Documentation

Automatic Version Control

Supports GitHub

Source freshness reporting

Number of Projects

Unlimited

One

Number of Users

Unlimited

Eight

ADVANCED FEATURES

API Access

Environment Management

Run multiple language and package versions with stored environment variables.

Specify dbt Core Versions and environment variables.

Parameterized Runs

-

Build on pull requests

Concurrently Running Jobs

Unlimited

Two

SECURITY

Granular Access Controls

-

Obscured Secrets

-

Data Encryption

SUPPORT

Email Support

-

Live Chat Support

Community Only

Documentation + Videos

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

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