Meltano is an end-to-end data pipeline and dashboarding tool. We offer a free open source alternative to expensive business intelligence software with an integrated workflow for modeling, extracting, loading, transforming, analyzing, notebooking, and orchestrating your data.
Meltano was launched in August 2018 by the GitLab Data & Analytics team, and is now an internal startup within GitLab.
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 develops powerful open source software enabling the creation of data pipelines and dashboards. By offering an integrated end-to-end solution leveraging best-in-class open source solutions, we deliver tools that are affordable for any company and easy to use at all levels of technical know-how.
Meltano is approaching its v1 release. The criteria we have chosen for validating that we have achieved v1 are:
There is a lot more to build. A few key areas we know we need to invest more time after V1 are:
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 focus of our team is to grow MAUI by 10% every week. We track the Monthly Active Users (MAU) of three things to understand the health of our user adoption funnel from first impression to fully onboarded user:
The MAU of the UI are called MAUI, this is pronounced like the island.
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.
We are building Meltano to solve a problem that software companies share: How to acquire the highest-value customers at the lowest cost of acquisition?
We are solving this problem by incorporating what we learn along the way into a product that delivers practical and quantifiable value to our customers. Next, we will focus on building a community around Meltano with more users and regular contributors to the code base.
Right now Meltano is open source. In the future we'll introduce proprietary features to have a sustainable business model to do quality control, marketing, security, dependency upgrades, and performance improvements. An example of a proprietary/source available feature is fine grained access controls. We'll always be good stewards similar to GitLab.
Meltano provides tools to help data teams manage their end-to-end pipeline. This process usually involves collaboration between software engineers and data analysts. In the personas below, we have begun to capture our insights revealed from user interviews.
Ultimately, we are looking to help Meltano users successfully complete a wide range of user stories. To help users onboard quickly, we have created some simple user stories and we are working to support them through our tutorials.
Location: Albany, NY
Life stage: Married, two young kids
Job Title: Data Engineer
Alternative Titles: Business Intelligence Engineer, Software Developer
I am responsible for designing, constructing, installing, testing and maintaining highly scalable data management systems. I improve data foundational procedures, guidelines and standards. I work on integrating new data management technologies and software engineering tools into existing structures. I also create custom software components and analytics applications.
Location: NYC, NY
Life stage: Married, no children
Job Title: Data Analyst
Alternative Titles: Data Scientist - Analytics, Business Intelligence Engineer, Full Stack Data Analyst, Business Analyst
I am responsible for retrieving and gathering data from data warehouse, organizing it and making the data collected insightful and easy to understand. My goal is to help stakeholders make informed decisions for their business.