About the Services
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.
CData Software is a leading provider of data access and connectivity solutions. Founded in 2014, CData has more than 10,000 customers. They develop data connectivity drivers for ODBC, JDBC, .Net, and Python to make data access easy. It also provides adapters to known data integration solutions. This includes SSIS, Mulesoft, and more. And one of the data integration solutions it offers is CData Sync.
CData Sync supports ETL and ELT processes with SQL and dbt transformations. It works by creating jobs and tasks to process data from the source to the destination. Each job can use any of the 250+ sources supported. And tasks run in a sequential manner to achieve the format required in the destination. You can then schedule the jobs to run at a specific or recurring time. It also allows a Unix cron statement for advanced scheduling.
CData provides software that resides on customer premises and network environments. So, CData has no access to customer data. And it is not considered a ‘processor’ under the GDPR and like privacy laws.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, data migration, one way and bi-directional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 2014 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 160 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 2000+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits both IT professionals and business users.
Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it applicable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to start using it with a completely free plan and then decide if further upgrade is needed.
It is hosted in a Microsoft Azure cloud which provides the best data security and complies with a wide set of security standards including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and many others.
|Focus||API Management and Integration platform.||ETL, ELT, and data ingestion.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Complex coding.||No-code solution for simple integrations.|
SQL/dbt skills for advanced data pipelines.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Destinations||Popular services, warehouses and databases.||Cloud, on-premises, mobile, and social data sources.||Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Incremental replication that depends upon manually written SELECT statements.||Full or incremental load using change tracking and change data capture (CDC).|
CDC support is available for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.
|Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, for developers.||Yes, by request.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.5 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.3|
|Developer tools||Runtime Manager REST API, CloudHub API.||Rest API access is for Professional and Enterprise Licenses only.|
And dbt, an external product, used for advanced data transformations.
|REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||A specific component of Anypoint Platform, DataWeave, provides powerful data integration with an easy to use graphical data mapping interface.||APIScript for writing custom processing logic and calling external processes like running batch files and more.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR||SOC 2.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
|Purchase process||Requires a conversation with sales.||Self-service or contact a product specialist for Enterprise licensing.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Annual contracts or pay-as-you-go for AWS and Azure deployments.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based and feature-based pricing.||Volume and connection-based pricing per month. Free trials.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
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.
CData Sync connects to more than 250 data sources and more than 20 destinations. This includes relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. And NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Redis. And also, data warehousing platforms like Snowflake. It also supports SaaS platforms like Salesforce and more. Upon installation, CData Sync comes with select popular connectors. You can download other connectors on the CData website if you need more. And you can also install a new connector provided by their support team.
You can request CData for a custom connector and they promise to provide it to you in 90 days.
Skyvia offers more than 160 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 prioritize building it without additional payment.
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.
CData Sync allows two ways to transform data: SQL and dbt transformations. This means you need SQL and Python coding skills. For simple transformations, SQL is enough. But complex transformations may require Python.
You can use SQL for in-flight or midstream transformations in ETL. This means that transformation happens before loading. And use dbt (SQL and/or Python) for post-job transformations in ELT.
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 many more operations.
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.
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).
CData has both standard and premium support for any of its products.
Standard technical support is through email. With this level of support, CData will do its best to solve your problem at the soonest possible time. This support covers licensing, installation, and issues involving any of their products. And before you email them, look for answers in the Online Knowledge Base first. The answer you’re looking for might already be there.
But, premium support is more priority over standard support. You can do these either by email or phone. And this also covers programming and other issues besides what standard support covers.
Live chat is also available through CData’s website.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
For paid customers there's also a phone support option, and additional support options for Enterprise customers.
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.
You can order CData Sync online and choose between the following:
• Pay-as-you-go through AWS and Azure,
• and Multi-server and site licensing.
CData will charge you based on the number of rows and connections. Price starts at $3,999 per year for the Standard license. And you pay for 5 connections and up to 100 million rows per month. Note also that in that whooping price, you can’t take advantage of the REST API access and change data capture features of supported databases. So, you have to go for the higher priced plan.
But before you take out your credit card for payment, you can request a trial of the software. The number of days you can do the trial is unspecified. To request a trial, you need to fill up a form on their website. Then, wait for their response in your email. Yet, you need to provide a corporate email. But if you don’t have one, you can send an email to the CData support email instead.
Note that in each of the plan, premium support is not included. You have to pay an extra $999.75 for it.
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.