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.
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 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 Reverse ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.|
|Skill level||Complex coding.||Low-code, no-code solution.|
Or, coding in .Net languages like C#.
|No-code and easy to use wizard.|
|Sources||250+||ODBC, ADO, .Net, OLEDB compatible data sources.||160+|
|Destinations||Popular services, warehouses and databases.||Supported 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 and incremental load.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, for developers.||Yes, by coding custom data source components.||Yes, by request or using REST API connector.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.6 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.3|
|Developer tools||Runtime Manager REST API, CloudHub API.||Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio.||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.||Running external processes.|
Running within Azure Data Factory.
|Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 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 process||Requires a conversation with sales.||Bundled when you buy Microsoft SQL Server.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Based on SQL Server subscription.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based and feature-based pricing.||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.|
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.
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 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.
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 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).
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. This guarantees a response time and resolution time for support requests. To avail, contact a Microsoft sales representative. Or visit the Microsoft Support 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.
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 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.