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.
Talend is a cloud-based platform that offers cloud and on-premise integration solutions. The service provides open-source tools for free usage and a fully-featured tool suit, Talend Data Fabric. The Talend Data Fabric includes the Talend Studio, Stitch, Talend Big Data, Management Console, API Services, Data Inventory, Pipeline Designer, Data Preparation and Data Stewardship. The company was founded in 2005 and provides its services for thousands of customers.
Talend offers pre-built integration templates and wide variety of components to ease data-related processes. Additionally, Talend provides a collaborative environment that allows teams to work together on data integration and management projects. the pricing for Talend's platform can vary depending on the specific needs and requirements. It offers several pricing plans, including a free open-source version of their platform as well as paid subscriptions for their enterprise and cloud editions.
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||API Management and Integration platform.||Data integration and management platform.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Complex coding.||Low-code environment.||No code wizard.|
|Sources||250+||1,000 connectors and components.||140+|
|Destinations||Popular services, warehouses and databases.||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||Any supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Incremental replication that depends upon manually written SELECT statements.||Incremental replication with Talend Change Data Capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, for developers.||Yes, by Talend Component Kit.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.0 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.3|
|Developer tools||Runtime Manager REST API, CloudHub API.||Talend Cloud API Designer.||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.||Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer provides a graphical web-based user interface.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR||GDPR, HIPPA, SOC 2, CSA STAR.||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Requires a conversation with sales.||Sales only.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Volume-based and feature-based pricing.||Subscription-based pricing.||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.
Talend has many capabilities, serving as an ETL, ESB, iPaaS, and API gateway tool. Talend Cloud Pipeline Designer comes with 1000+ of out-of-the-box connectors and processors that can be extended by creating custom connectors and processors. With the help of Talend Cloud API Designer users can design an API in a graphical user interface, without having to learn OAS/Swagger or RAML syntax.
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.
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.
Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio. Talend provides a comprehensive set of tools and features for data transformation, allowing users to transform their data from one format to another, and to perform a wide range of data manipulation tasks. Users can perform their own transformations using the low-code environment of the Talend Pipeline Designer, or invite data engineers to perform complex transformations and operationalize the self-service findings in Talend Studio.
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.
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).
Talend offers free access to its documentation and community support in the help center. Talend provides its service description guide in 4 languages (English, French, Japanese, and Spanish). Talend also offers support through an online ticketing system; its customers can also upgrade to a higher level of customer support. Besides from the Talend Academy courses, there's also an Udemy course for Talend Open Studio.
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.
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.
Talend offers free trial and a free version called Talend Open Studio that is a desktop version and should be downloaded. It also comes with limited data integration features and lacks customer support.
Overall, the service provides the subscription-based pricing, depending on functionality. However, user reviews often mention the unpredictable pricing within data volume scaling and license renewals, which is a key consideration for growing data teams.
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.