Airbyte, creators of an open-source data integration platform, is releasing the Airbyte Connector Development Kit (CDK), enabling users to easily build connectors to data sources.
The connectors make it possible to move and consolidate data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT).
The open source Airbyte CDK standardizes the way connectors are built, maintained, and scaled, thus commoditizing data integration.
Using currently available connectors, Airbyte users are already able to create data pipelines from sources such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Facebook Ads, Salesforce, Stripe, and then within minutes move the extracted data to destinations including Redshift, Snowflake, and BigQuery.
Now, the CDK makes it easy for anyone to build connectors and share those with other users. This means covering more and more categories of source connectors, and even destination connectors. The Airbyte connectors run in Docker containers, which means they all operate independently from each other, making it simple to apply updates. Also, users can build connectors in the language they prefer and share those with the community.
“Airbyte is providing the new and modern open data integration standard,” said Michel Tricot, co-founder and CEO of Airbyte. “Now, in record time, users are able to set up their connectors to extract data using any REST APIs.”
The number of companies using Airbyte has grown from 250 at the end of January to more than 1,600 today. The company’s goal is to reach 200 connectors by the end of this year. The CDK and efforts of the user community play a key role in making this possible, according to the vendor.
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