Mulesoft vs Talend vs Skyvia

Mulesoft and Talend 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.

Talend

Talend is a cloud-based platform that offers cloud and on-premise integration solutions. The service provides an open-source tool called Talend Open Studio for free. And a fully-featured tool suite called Talend Data Fabric. It combines data integration, quality, and governance into a single, low-code platform. The company started in 2005. And it provides services for thousands of customers, including Toyota, eBay, and more.

Talend offers pre-built integration templates and a wide variety of components. The tool provides an easy interface with drag-and-drop. Then, you can set the properties of each component. It also provides a collaborative environment for data integration and management projects. Some users feel that the user interface is easy. But others do not. Some also report performance issues with the tool.

Your data is also safe with Talend using CCPA, GDPR, and other certifications.

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.

MulesoftTalendSkyvia
FocusAPI Management and Integration platform.Data integration and management platform.Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL, data sync, workflow automation.
Skill levelNo-code, low-code solutions.
Scripting for data transformation.
Low-code environment.No-code and easy to use wizard.
Sources400+1,000 connectors and components.160+
DestinationsPopular services, warehouses and databases.Incremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.Supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.
Database replicationIncremental replication that depends upon manually written SELECT statements.Full table; incremental via Change Data Capture.Full table and incremental via change data capture.
Ability for customers to add new data sourcesYes, for developers.Yes, by Talend Component Kit.Yes, by request or using REST API connector.
G2 customer satisfaction4.4 out of 5
569 reviews
4.3 out of 5
109 reviews
4.7 out of 5
167 Reviews
Peer Insights satisfaction4.3
195 Ratings
4.1
107 Ratings
4.8
87 Ratings
Developer toolsAnyPoint Studio, REST API, CloudHub API.Talend Cloud API Designer.REST connector for data sources that have REST API.
Advanced ETL capabilitiesDataWeaveTalend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities.
Compliance and security certificationsSOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR.GDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.
ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (by Azure).
Purchase processRequires a conversation with sales.Sales only.Self-service or sales.
Vendor lock-inAnnual contracts.Monthly or annual contracts.Monthly or annual contracts.
PricingVolume-based and feature-based pricing.
With 30-day free trial.
Subscription-based pricing.
14-day free trial for cloud.
Free Talend Open Studio.
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.

Talend

Talend has many capabilities, serving as an ETL, ELT, iPaaS, and API gateway tool. It supports 1000+ out-of-the-box connectors and processors. You can extend pre-built connectors by creating custom connectors and processors. With the help of Talend Cloud API Designer users can design an API in a graphical user interface. No need to learn OAS/Swagger or RAML syntax.

Higher-priced plans offer specialized connectors for moving big data. It also offers unstructured data capability.

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.

Talend

Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation. It allows users to transform their data and perform many data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their transformations using the low-code environment. Or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations in Talend Studio.

Transformations are reusable and shareable to address common data quality issues.

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.

Talend

Talend offers free access to its documentation and community support. It provides the guide in 4 languages (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish). It also offers support through an online ticketing system. You can also upgrade to a higher level of customer support. Aside from the Talend Academy courses, there’s also an Udemy course for Talend Open Studio.

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.

Talend

Talend offers a free version called Talend Open Studio. It is a desktop app that you need to download and install. It also comes with limited data integration features and lacks customer support.

You can also try Talend Cloud with a free 14-day trial.

Talend provides subscription-based pricing depending on functionality. But user reviews often mention unpredictable pricing. That’s not good for growing data teams. Some users also view it as very pricey.

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.