The key differences between Fivetran, MuleSoft, and

  • Required skill level: Fivetran and MuleSoft users require, at the very least, basic coding skills., on the other hand, requires no code at all. 
  • Support: Both Fivetran and provide free support., however, is renowned for its support, with fast response times for all users.
  • Price: charges by the connector and not by data volume/lines of data. Fivetran, however, uses a consumption-based pricing structure, which could work out more expensive when scaling a business. MuleSoft doesn't publish its prices online. 
  • Architecture: and Mulesoft facilitate ETL; Fivetran switches the transformation and loading stages, relying on the ELT doctrine instead. 
  • Reviews: and MuleSoft have the highest user review scores on the website (4.4/5 and 4.5/5, respectively). Fivetran has the lowest user review score (4.2/5). 

Hiring a data scientist or engineer can cost up to $140,000 per year —something many businesses can't afford. Still, organizations need to pull data from different locations into a data lake or warehouse for business insights. An Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) platform makes this process easier, but few organizations have the technical or coding know-how to make it happen.  

The three tools on this list simplify data management and ETL. But which is best for you? We compare Fivetran, MuleSoft, and in one review. 

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Fivetran is a cloud-based platform that, according to its website, streams "data into your warehouse for advanced analytics." Here's how it works: Native connectors pull data from databases and apps into one centralized location, where analysts generate in-depth insights about their organization.

Important note: Though classified as an ETL tool, Fivetran relies on the ELT (Extract, Load, Transfer) doctrine, which switches the transformation and loading stages. It's not as confusing as it sounds, but it's an important distinction. 

For a more detailed Fivetran vs. review, click here


MuleSoft is a data integration platform with ETL functionality. (MuleSoft also performs iPaaS and, like Fivetran, ELT.) It moves data between various locations via its "Anypoint Exchange," which comes with pre-built connectors for these locations. Owned by Salesforce, MuleSoft supports multiple languages for custom integrations. 

For a more detailed MuleSoft vs. review, click here is a cloud-native ETL/ELT platform with various customizations, features, and transformations for users of all skill sets. requires no code, suiting businesses with little technical knowledge. (However, coders and engineers still use its advanced features for valuable data insights.) offers enterprise-grade integrations and top-class ETL workflows, providing value and flexibility at a reasonable, fixed rate price. 

Fivetran vs. MuleSoft vs. Features Table



Free trial

14 days

14 days

30 days

User scores on




Data transformation




Skill level required





100+ integrations and pre-built connectors

Wide range

Wide range



Limited ("Customization invites complexity," says Fivetran on its website) 


SaaS integration

Yes (more than 100 SaaS sources)



Data lakes?




Compliance, governance, and security certifications

SOC 2, PCI, SOX, CCPA, GDPR, SSL/TLS encryption, and more


SOC 2, HIPAA and more

Developer tools

REST API, Native Scripting Language, SQL, and more

REST API (for Enterprise accounts)

Runtime Manager REST API, CloudHub API

Data Sources and Integrations


  • Fivetran has connectors for various data sources.
  • Popular integrations include Amazon S3, Lightspeed, Zendesk, and Amazon Kinesis Firehose. 


  • Users integrate apps, databases, and standard integration protocols via MuleSoft's AnyPoint Connectors. 
  • Popular integrations include Salesforce, SAP, and Amazon. has more than 100 out-of-the-box transformations:

  • Database integrations include Amazon (Aurora, Redshift, etc.) Google (BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL for MySQL, Google Cloud Spanner, etc.) Microsoft Azure SQL Database, MongoDB, Snowflake, and more.
  • BI tool integrations include Looker, Charito, QlikView, Periscope Data, and more.
  • Cloud service integrations include Amazon Kinesis, Base CRM, ChartMogul,, Elasticsearch, Google Drive, Google My Business, HubSpot, Marketo, NetSuite, Salesforce, and many more.

Support and Training


  • Documentation
  • Events 
  • Webinars
  • Blog
  • Resource center


  • Webinars
  • Videos
  • eBooks/whitepapers
  • Analyst reports

  • Resources for developers
  • Guides and books
  • Webinars
  • Documentation 
  • Free customer service support for all customers



Fivetran has a consumption-based pricing structure. Essentially, Fivetran charges users for the number of data rows they consume. 

  • There are three pricing tiers: Starter, Standard, and Enterprise. 
  • Fivetran provides free support to users on all pricing tiers. However, users on the Enterprise plan receive the fastest response times.


As MuleSoft doesn't post its prices online, it's hard to make comparisons with Fivetran and (Potential customers can contact the company for a quote.) has a flat-rate pricing structure based on the number of connectors. 

  • doesn't charge users based on data volume or lines of data. 
  • The price stays the same month after month. 
  • Support is free for all users regardless of the size of the company or the number of connectors. 


The ETL tools on this list make it easier for businesses to move data from various locations to a centralized destination. However, these platforms have pricing, skill, and scalability differences. offers free support and fast response times for all users, with a pricing structure that doesn't penalize scaling businesses. Users also benefit from ETL in a no-code environment, making a viable option for businesses without a data engineering team.

Are you looking for a no-code ETL powerhouse? is a cloud-based solution packed with data management features. To experience the platform for yourself, schedule an intro call with our support team for a risk-free demo and pilot.