Tray.io vs. MuleSoft Comparison

Which is the best iPaaS provider for you?

November 29, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Tray.io is a low-cost alternative to MuleSoft but lacks the breadth and scope MuleSoft provides. Therefore, it’s better suited for organizations that have more limited integration scenarios and use cases.

🤔 Strongly consider Tray.io over MuleSoft if

  • You want a tool that has a shorter learning curve and can give your team a quick start.
  • You’re embedding or white-labeling the integration solution into your product. 

🤔 Strongly consider MuleSoft over Tray.io if

  • You’re building a custom connector for your integrations.
  • You are looking to handle B2B integrations that require processing EDI files. 
  • You want a single vendor solution that also offers traffic management and rate-limiting of the APIs you build.
  • You have plans to deploy your integrations on-premises.

📝 Other Notes

  • Tray.io provides code-as-a-service, which appeals to developers.
  • MuleSoft is much more expensive, so avoid it if your organization does not need to build any complex integration scenarios.


Tray.io comes with two key offerings: Tray Platform and Tray Embedded. A significant feature of Tray.io is its collaborative, low-code user interface, which appeals to "citizen developers" or line of business users. This platform finds its primary adopters among business users who appreciate an easy-to-use tool equipped with a broad set of pre-built solutions. This user-friendly, low-code approach empowers business users to create, manage, and integrate their own applications and workflows without needing extensive coding knowledge.

Mulesoft AnyPoint Platform

Mulesoft's Anypoint Exchange presents a holistic integration solution, combining iPaaS, API Management, and classic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) tools. Its three-layered API architecture is highly regarded among enterprises for its structured approach to API development and management. Mulesoft further enhances its offering with Mulesoft Compose, a low-code solution facilitating deep integrations with Salesforce. This blend of solutions provides businesses with a unified, comprehensive platform to manage their integrations and APIs, enabling seamless data flow and operational efficiency.

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  • Tray does not have any data modeling and data virtualization features.
  • Tray.io runs on AWS infrastructure in North America regions only, which impacts how suitable it is for organizations in other geographies.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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