Meltano enables anyone with access to SaaS APIs and spreadsheets to generate dashboards summarizing the status of their business operations.
Provide a simple way to connect data source(s) and generate reports in minutes. through an all-in-one bundled solution, which is optimized for breadth over depth to offer basic functionality at each step of the data pipeline.
Meltano is an open source convention over configuration product for the whole data life cycle, all the way from loading data to analyzing it. To learn more about our progress, check out the CHANGELOG and our weekly milestones and roadmap.
We leverage open source and software development best practices including:
Meltano's mission aligns with the GitLab mission, which is "to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute". When everyone can contribute, consumers become contributors and we greatly increase the rate of human progress.
Our contribution to this progress comes through the democratization of data throughout organizations. We help our customers integrate a wide range of data sets to create a single source of truth.
Meltano stands for the steps of the data life cycle:
Meltano is a small startup within GitLab, and in order to be successful we have chosen to ruthlessly focus on serving a single person.
Our target persona has the following traits:
What they are not:
There are other personas we are explicitly NOT building Meltano for who may discover our tools and become users or contributors:
The focus of our team is to grow MAUI by 10% every week. A week is measured from Sunday to Saturday. Every improvement we make should be optimized by that. This means sometimes we should prioritize promotion (blog, twitter, video, talk) and usability (docs, UX) over new features.
Meltano's primary KPI is Monthly Active UI Users (MAUI). MAUI is pronounced like the island.
The graph below shows our MAUI growth progress at the end of October 2019. At the target pace (in red) we will have 1,000 MAUI by the end of 2019. While we experienced significant month-over-month growth of MAUI relative to September (+90%), we are still behind pace.
We track the leading indicators upstream of MAUI in the funnel to understand the health of our user adoption funnel from first impression to fully onboarded user:
We also track the Monthly Active UI Users (MAUI). MAUI is pronounced like the island.
Meltano is a free and open source project, and the team is employed by GitLab. In the future, we are likely to introduce proprietary features as we work toward a sustainable business model. At this time, we do not have specific plans in that regard.
Meltano currently follows a weekly release schedule on Mondays.
For our recent changes, you can check our CHANGELOG.
You can track our weekly progress and forward-looking plans in greater detail through our milestones.
The release process is covered in more detail in the Handbook.
Meltano was launched in August 2018 by the GitLab Data & Analytics team, and is now an internal startup within GitLab.