About the Services
Fivetran is an ETL service that provides business-ready data integrations and delivers ready-to-use connectors to ensure consistent, reliable access to data. It was founded in 2012 and offers 160 pre-built data connectors and provides services for more than 2000 customers globally.
Its integration solution transfers data from multiple sources using API interfaces allowing business users to create and deploy data-driven reports and dashboards based on data from their primary data sources. Fivetran charges on monthly active rows, providing volume-based pricing plans.
MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform is an integration platform that connects data, devices, and applications within cloud and/or on-premises environments. It was founded in 2006 and in 2018 was acquired by Salesforce. The platform offers various services and components, such as Design Center, Exchange, Studio, Connectors, Management Center, and others. Overall, there are hundreds of pre-built connectors and templates used by over 1600 organizations globally.
With the Anypoint Platform, companies can leverage a single integration point across any application. The service offers to create an infrastructure that supports multiple applications and the ability to scale out quickly. Mulesoft offers annual contracts depending on features and volume obtained.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, bidirectional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 1997 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 140 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 1800+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits business users and IT professionals as well. Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to try app features before deciding to complete purchase.
|Focus||Data ingestion, ELT.||API Management and Integration platform.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Low-code solution.||Complex coding.||No code wizard.|
|Destinations||All main warehouses and databases.||Popular services, warehouses and databases.||Any supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via change data capture.||Incremental replication that depends upon manually written SELECT statements.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by request.||Yes, for developers.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.2 out of 5 |
|4.4 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.4|
|Developer tools||REST API feature is available only for Standard Select, Standard, Enterprise, and Business Critical accounts. You can also try it out during your Trial period. Available through Powered by Fivetran.||Runtime Manager REST API, CloudHub API.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||A specific component of Anypoint Platform, DataWeave, provides powerful data integration with an easy to use graphical data mapping interface.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2||SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires conversations with sales.||Requires a conversation with sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based pricing with MARs (monthly active rows).||Volume-based and feature-based pricing.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Fivetran connects to over 160 data sources, including most major data warehouses and databases as destinations. Customers can pay extra if there are no connectors for the desired data source and request Fivetran to create a new data connection. Fivetran provides data replication from various APIs and supports event tracking libraries. In addition, Fivetran offers a Function connector that helps with creating a custom connector as an extension and a Lite connector that helps to develop API-based connectors.
MuleSoft connects to over 250 data sources and provides various components to work with connectors. MuleSoft Anypoint Connectors (an extension for Mule runtime engine) with its prebuilt connectors allows to connect with endpoints, SaaS applications, databases (ODBC, JDBC protocols).
The Mule SDK for developers (successor to the Anypoint Connector Devkit) allows creating a SOAP or Java SDK-based connectors. In addition, the MuleSoft platform offers developers to create, certify, and place their connectors within its public marketplace.
Skyvia offers more than 140 connectors and the number is rapidly growing. Among these connectors there are CRM, accounting, email marketing, e-commerce, human resources, marketing automation, payment processing, product management, all major databases and DWH, flat files, etc. Customers can also leave request for creating a new data connector and Skyvia will consider building it without additional payment.
Fivetran is a solely ELT service meaning that it doesn't provide data transformation before data loading. Transformations start in data destination point, so the raw data remains unchanged and available for operations. It also means that customers always have access to their data and it cannot be lost due to transformation fails. Fivetran offers opinionated data normalization out of the box and supports basic SQL transformations and transformation for dbt Core. For users who aren't advanced in SQL script writing, the service recommends applying simple, basic transformations. Whereas the technically wise users can use dbt Core transformations to get advanced data modeling features (like data dependencies).
The first option for data transformation is by graphically constructing data mapping. It has its limits but it's also possible to check how the transformation will affect data by applying sample input data. Another way is for users to create the data transformation by writing DataWeave code that is written in a special language created by MuleSoft for accessing and transforming data.
Skyvia is a full-featured ETL service that allows building data integrations with powerful transformations between multiple data sources. It is a no code solution with support for data splitting, complex expressions and formulas, lookups, and more.
Skyvia's Data Flow and Control Flow components can be used for building more advanced ETL data pipelines with support for multiple connectors and additional features like modifying the data, flowing through them, splitting flows of records into multiple outputs, or modifying data flow variables.
Fivetran offers Zendesk-based support portal but there's no chat support. The support team usually answers during 24 hours but the priority support is available only for customers with the Enterprise plan or higher. There's an end-to-end documentation and a small community, however, Fivetran doesn't provide any training services.
Mulesoft offers online, email, or telephone support for its Enterprise clients. The amount of support hours available for client depends on the pricing plan. Support cases depends on their severity and help is available only in English. The platform provides extensive documentation, trainings and learning paths for different roles as well as certification courses (self-paced and instructor-led).
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. For paid customers there's also a phone support option. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
Fivetran offers 14-day account trial. Pricing depends on the chosen plan and whether customer is drawing down from a capacity purchase plan or paying for supplemental usage. The service applies a consumption-based pricing model and provides with monthly usage for the billing period just completed via the Fivetran dashboard. There's also a Service Consumption Table for better understanding of the consumption rates.
MuleSoft offers 30-day free trial. Pricing plans differ depending on the volume, features, and support levels included. Customers can get API Management and API Integration as independent solutions or combine the two to get the full stack. It's also possible to add more APIs and integrations to scale the capacity and functionality as needed.
Skyvia Data Integration is a freemium tool with an option to request a 14-day trial. Paid plans start from $19 per month. Pricing tiers (from Basic to Enterprise) vary by the number of successfully loaded records, frequency of scheduling and the inclusion of the advanced ETL features. There are no purchase commitments and customers are able to upgrade or downgrade at any time depending on their needs. A detailed comparison can be found here.