# Extractors: Data Sources

Meltano lets you easily extract data out of arbitrary data sources (databases, SaaS APIs, and file formats) using Singer taps, which take the role of your project's extractor plugins.

To learn more about extracting and loading data using Meltano, refer to the Data Integration (EL) guide.

Extractors for the following sources are currently known to Meltano and supported out of the box:

Don't see your data source listed here?

If a Singer tap for your source already exists, it can easily be added to your project as a custom extractor. If not, you can learn how to create your own from scratch.

Once you've successfully added a previously unknown extractor to your Meltano project, don't forget to make it known to Meltano to make it easier for other people to install in the future!