Mulesoft vs SSIS vs Skyvia

Mulesoft and SSIS both offer a data integration solution. Compare the features and benefits, data sources and destinations, and see which meets your needs. Look at the side-by-side comparison chart of the two data integration solutions.

Look at the side-by-side comparison chart

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About the Services

Mulesoft

MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform connects data and apps for cloud and on-premises environments. Mulesoft started in 2006, and Salesforce acquired it in 2018. The platform offers various services and components, such as Composer, Studio, and others. Mulesoft has hundreds of connectors and templates used by over 1600 organizations globally.

Mulesoft offers products for different data integration scenarios. For example, you can use Composer for a no-code data integration workflow. But for complex data pipelines, they recommend Anypoint Studio. You can use this desktop app to design Mule applications, including integrations. So, you have to download this software. Then, install it on your computer before you can make data pipelines. Since everything you need is in Studio, the app has a "fat" design. So, some users report slow performance of the app.

Building integrations in Anypoint Studio uses an easy-to-use interface. You can work on components by dragging them to the canvas and changing their properties. Or you can also work on the XML view if you’re an advanced user.

Mulesoft assures customers of data security and privacy. It has certifications like SOC 1 and 2, GDPR, and others.

SSIS

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration tool from Microsoft. You have SSIS when you buy Microsoft SQL Server. Launched in 2005, SSIS works with a variety of sources and delivers it to the desired destination. It’s a mature product that is flexible, scalable, and reliable. It is ideal for small-scale data migrations to large-scale enterprise data warehouses.

You can design SSIS packages using Visual Studio with drag-and-drop functionality and then perform a variety of data integration scenarios. And this includes ETL, ELT, reverse ETL, data ingestion, replication, and more. SSIS provides a range of data connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, Excel, and other data sources. It can also work with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. There are also third-party providers of free and commercial SSIS components. This adds more connectors and transformations to SSIS.

SSIS comes together with SQL Server installer. And it needs installation and configuration by a skilled IT professional. Data resides on customers’ on-premise or cloud servers. So, they are in control of its security. But you can also deploy it in the cloud. So, the security and privacy certifications of that cloud provider are in effect.

Skyvia

Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform for many data integration scenarios. It’s an all-rounder tool for ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, data migration, one-way and bi-directional data sync, workflow automation, and more. Devart launched this fantastic product in 2014 for cloud data integration and backup.

Skyvia offers more than 160 ready-made data connectors. These are available for thousands of free users, including 2000+ paid customers. Big names like Hyundai and General Electric trust Skyvia to process their data. Its easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface suits both IT professionals and business users. And don’t take our word for it. Listen to G2 reviewers about how easy it is to start and work with it. Data integration experts who used other tools can adapt with little to no help from support.

Skyvia has flexible pricing plans perfect for small startups and large enterprises. So, it makes it applicable to businesses of all sizes. Also, Skyvia’s freemium model allows users to start using it now and then decide if they need to upgrade later.

The safety of your data is also our prime concern. So, we hosted it in Microsoft Azure cloud, providing the best data security and privacy. It complies with a wide set of security standards, including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and many others.

MulesoftSSISSkyvia
FocusAPI Management and Integration platform.ETL, ELT, and Reverse ETL.Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelNo-code, low-code solutions.
Scripting for data transformation.
Low-code, no-code solution.
Or, coding in .Net languages like C#.
No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources400+ODBC, ADO, .Net, OLEDB compatible data sources.160+
DestinationsPopular services, warehouses and databases.Supported data sources.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationIncremental replication that depends upon manually written SELECT statements.Full and incremental load.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, for developers.Yes, by coding custom data source components.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.4 out of 5
569 reviews
4.6 out of 5
11 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.3
195 Ratings
4.4
291 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsAnyPoint Studio, REST API, CloudHub API.Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio.REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesDataWeaveRunning external processes.
Running within Azure Data Factory.
Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR.In the cloud: ISO/IEC 27001:2013, SOC 1/2, HIPAA, GDPR.
On premise: IT departments are in control of security.
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processRequires a conversation with sales.Bundled when you buy Microsoft SQL Server.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts.Based on SQL Server subscription.Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingVolume-based and feature-based pricing.
With 30-day free trial.
Pricing is based on SQL Server Edition licenses.
Developer Edition is free.
Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.

Connectors

Mulesoft

Mulesoft has a marketplace called Exchange, where you can find components like connectors. As of this writing, there are 400+ connectors from Mulesoft and the community. These connectors allow you to connect with endpoints, SaaS apps, databases, and more.

You can ask Mulesoft for new connectors or do it yourself using the Mule SDK. And you can share your new connectors with the community. It will add to the community-built connectors that are available to Mulesoft.

SSIS

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) comes with various data connectors. These data sources are compatible with ADO, .Net, ODBC, and OLEDB providers. Some of the popular ones include connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, and Excel.

You can also create your own custom connectors to connect to unknown data sources. You can do this by creating a custom data source component. This allows customers to extend its functionality. And connect to any data source they need.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers more than 160 connectors, and more to come very soon. It supports connectors for CRMs, accounting, email marketing, e-commerce, human resources, marketing automation, payment processing, product management, all major databases and DWH, flat files, and more. It’s also not a problem whether your data is on-premise or in the cloud.

You can access your on-premise data with peace of mind using the Skyvia Agent. It allows you to connect to databases like SQL Server, MySQL, and more using an encrypted connection. You need to download the Skyvia Agent and install it. Then, download a secured key file and place it in the same folder as the Agent. The Agent is like an unbreakable metal door, and you use the key file to open that door to your on-premise data. You can also set it up so that Skyvia can access only the resources you specify and nothing else.

Customers can also leave a request for a new data connector. And Skyvia will prioritize building it without additional payment.

Transformation

Mulesoft

Mulesoft chose developer flexibility while developing the Anypoint DataWeave functional programming language. It allows developers to do data conversion, cleansing, and other transformations, but they have to learn a new language to do this. Data transformation for users who can't code will be a huge challenge.

Data mapping is visual in Anypoint Studio. But getting the destination column value needs coding. You can also use templates and components available in the Anypoint Exchange.

SSIS

SSIS can handle data transformations in ETL, ELT, and reverse ETL scenarios. You can do transformation tasks like data cleansing, conversion, merging, and more. There are 30+ built-in transformations available in SSIS. And if you need something outside of that, code using C# or VB.Net to make your custom transformation.

Additionally, AI in Visual Studio can help you code faster. This is possible by using extensions like GitHub Copilot.

Skyvia

Skyvia is a full-featured ETL service that allows powerful data transformations. It is a no-code solution allowing data splitting, conversion, lookups, and many more.

You can use the Skyvia Data Flow and Control Flow for advanced data pipelines. Transformations for these advanced pipelines are flexible. It supports extending your data with new columns, conditional flows, and summarized values. And all these you can do with parameters, variables, and more for flexibility without code.

Moreover, Skyvia has an Expression Builder to build formulas with many functions. With this, you can convert or extract parts of the data or form new values to suit your needs. And if you love coding in SQL, Skyvia can further extend your transformation needs. It supports multiple joins, groupings, CASE expressions, and more in SELECT queries. And you can also use DML commands like INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.

Support

Mulesoft

Mulesoft’s learning resources include demos, videos, product documentation, training courses, and more. They also offer online, email, or phone support. The number of support hours and response times depends on your pricing plan. They also defined the severity and support levels.

For Cloud Offering SLA users, Mulesoft offers service credits in case uptime is lower than 99.99%.

For more details, visit their Product Support and Maintenance Terms page.

SSIS

SSIS customers can receive support from Microsoft through a variety of channels. This includes online documentation, community forums, and direct support from Microsoft.

Different levels include free online resources, paid support plans, and premium support plans.

Customers can access support through the Microsoft Support Center. From here they can create a support ticket or chat with a support representative.

Microsoft also offers a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its premium support plans. It guarantees a response time and resolution time for support requests. To use this option, contact a Microsoft sales representative or visit the Microsoft Support website.

Skyvia

Skyvia offers free email, chat (on the 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.

Pricing

Mulesoft

MuleSoft offers a 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 entire stack. It’s also possible to add more APIs and integrations to scale the capacity and features as needed.

Users from review sites view Mulesoft as very pricey. So, use the free trial to see if you need the entire toolset. If not, check out other alternatives.

SSIS

SSIS is part of the SQL Server suite of products. And the pricing model is per-core. You can choose to buy a SQL Server license with SSIS included, or they can buy an SSIS license separately. Prices vary depending on the SQL Server edition and the number of cores required.

Microsoft also offers cloud-based options for SSIS through its Azure services. Customers can choose to run SSIS packages on virtual machines. Or use Azure Data Factory, a cloud-based ETL service that includes SSIS functionality. Azure Data Factory pricing model is another thing to consider. But you will only pay based on usage.

Developers can use SSIS for free if they have a SQL Server Developer Edition. This version includes all features of SQL Server Enterprise. But the license is for development and testing only.

Skyvia

Skyvia Data Integration is a freemium tool with an option to request a 14-day trial. So, price is not a barrier to entry.

And when you’re ready, paid plans start from $19 per month. Pricing tiers depend on a few factors. It includes the number of loaded records, scheduling frequency, and advanced ETL features. There are no sale commitments. And customers can upgrade or downgrade at any time. Check out a detailed comparison here.

If you doubt the price is worth it, check out review sites like G2. Aside from ease of use, reasonable pricing is one of the things Skyvia customers like. So, you can be sure the features you get are worth every penny.