Using Airflow Within Meltano

With the release of Meltano v0.38, users are now able to install Apache Airflow from the Meltano UI with a single click and then utilize it’s powerful orchestration capabilities from within the Meltano UI to schedule ELT runs.

This functionality is crucial to our path to V1, which requires that we eliminate all requirements that the Meltano UI user execute commands from the command line to use our product. While all command line functionality will still work, and is documented, the goal is to make Meltano accessible to users who don’t want to (or don’t know how to) use the command line.

At this point, the final 2 command line steps for us to elimate are meltano init which creates a new instance of meltano and meltano ui which launches the Meltano UI to the browser at localhost:5000.

Next up: We are looking forward to offering one-click installs on Amazon, Dreamhost, DigitalOcean, and anywhere else users want this capability!

If this is your first time exploring Meltano for your company’s data pipeline management, you can follow our Installation Guide and Getting Started Guide to get going in minutes!

Published by Danielle Morrill

General Manager of Meltano at GitLab