Why your ETL Should be Open-Source: An Introduction to Airbyte
Developer Advocate, Airbyte
In today’s world, software projects and companies are spending large amounts of money fighting against the simple problem of moving data. Data engineers trying to create ETL pipelines are stuck between trying to reinvent the wheel or forking over lots of money to closed-source data integration platforms. The support for data sources and data destinations are usually limited and maintenance of these connectors is unpredictable.
Airbyte is an open-source ELT platform that empowers your engineering team to set up data pipelines within minutes, for free. Additionally, engineers can create their own custom connectors in a fraction of the time it would take to engineer them on their own. In this talk, Abhi Vaidyanatha will discuss the drawbacks of closed source data stacks, the flexibility of Airbyte’s ELT (not ETL) approach, and present what he believes will be the modern data stack of the upcoming years.
About the speaker
Abhi is a confused economist who enjoys writing backend code for data management software. He now spends most of his time doing developer relations in the data integration space, where he looks to evangelize open source technologies. In his spare time he is a DJ, drummer, and competitive Super Smash Bros. player. He is a staunch advocate of proper semicolon usage, Oxford commas and overused grammar jokes.