Layer2 Cloud Connector vs. MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer out-of-the-box connectors as well as tools that architects and developers can adopt quickly to design, build and manage the entire lifecycle of their APIs, applications, and products.N/A
Pricing
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Editions & Modules
Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorAnypoint Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$185 Setup SupportNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
32% below category average
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
-
Ratings
Simple transformations4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
24% below category average
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
-
Ratings
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
8.6
10 Ratings
5% above category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings8.810 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
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User Ratings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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Salesforce
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is best tool in the market for developing APIs with complex structures communicating with various different types of applications including web applications as well as legacy applications. Also applications including database connectivity for fetching and updating data in the DB tables. I cant think of any scenario which MuleSoft Anypoint Platform could not be used for developing the integrations.
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Pros
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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Salesforce
  • API Manager provides easy API Policy Governance. You do not have to manage multiple platforms for managing the policies.
  • Supports hybrid Mule EBS environments. You can configure both CouldHub-based and on-premise-based API using Mulesoft API manager in a similar manner.
  • It's very easy to implement API proxy.
  • User friendly UI.
  • Single platform to manage all.
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Cons
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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Salesforce
  • Has more features than what we really need so we're paying for more than we use. Sort of like paying for an Abrams tank when all we really need is a Toyota Corolla.
  • Not a value product, tends to be expensive.
  • Takes a while for developers to learn to use Mulesoft Anypoint.
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Usability
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Support Rating
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
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Alternatives Considered
Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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Salesforce
Once we have moved all of our system integration APIs to the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, we will need to communicate with a wide variety of external systems. All of our business and service logic is stored in the aforementioned core systems. Anypoint Platform (and all of our APIs) makes it easy to connect to various other platforms. In order to link to these many other systems, connectors and/or components are utilized, and they are simple to configure and integrate.
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Return on Investment
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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Salesforce
  • Mulesoft can be used to provide an integration platform to a large number of systems like Salesforce, ODBC, JDBC, SAP, Mongo DB, etc.
  • An excellent option to develop microservices and real-time integrations.
  • Not as robust in handling large data volumes, Informatica is better in that respect.
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ScreenShots

Anypoint Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Connect any endpoints using out-of-the-box connectors, dynamic connectivity to API specifications, or by building reusable connectors with Anypoint DevKit™.Screenshot of A reporting suite that provides a real-time view of API consumption trends and operational performance. Analytics provides insight into how your API is being used and informs forward-looking design decisions.Screenshot of A platform to engage with API developers and drive adoption. Share documentation, examples and manage developer access from a single platform.