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Segment vs Rudderstack: What are the differences?

What is Segment? A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch. Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch.

What is Rudderstack? An open source alternative to segment. It is a platform for collecting, storing and routing customer event data to dozens of tools. It is open-source, can run in your cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure or even your data-centre) and provides a powerful transformation framework to process your event data on the fly.

Segment and Rudderstack can be primarily classified as "Analytics Integrator" tools.

Some of the features offered by Segment are:

  • A single API to integrate third-party tools
  • Data replay that backfills new tools with historical data
  • SQL support to automatically transform and load behavioral data into Amazon Redshift

On the other hand, Rudderstack provides the following key features:

  • Production Ready
  • Extreme Scale
  • Segment API Compatibile

Rudderstack is an open source tool with 1.58K GitHub stars and 59 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rudderstack's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Rudderstack
Pros of Segment
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      Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services
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      One API
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      Simple
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      Multiple integrations
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      Cleanest API
    • 10
      Easy
    • 9
      Free
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      Mixpanel Integration
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      Segment SQL
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      Flexible
    • 4
      Google Analytics Integration
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      Clean Integration with Application
    • 2
      SQL Access
    • 2
      Salesforce Integration
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      Clearbit integration
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      Beautiful UI
    • 1
      Integrates with Apptimize
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      Escort
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      Own all your tracking data
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      Woopra Integration
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      Quick setup

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    Cons of Rudderstack
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        Not clear which events/options are integration-specific
      • 1
        Limitations with integration-specific configurations
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        Client-side events are separated from server-side

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      What is Rudderstack?

      RudderStack allows you to easily build pipelines connecting your whole customer data stack, then make them smarter by pulling analysis from your data warehouse to trigger enrichment and activation in customer tools.

      What is Segment?

      Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch.

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