Loading data is the L in the term ELT. After Meltano pulls data from your sources during the Extract step, it uses Loader plugins (that are also known as targets) to load the data into a reporting database for further manipulation and analysis.
Meltano currently supports the following loader destinations:
Note that Meltano dashboards and reports are only supported when PostgreSQL is used.
Hosted instances of Meltano come with a pre-configured PostgreSQL database where Meltano loads extracted data so that it can be analyzed. If you are not sure how to set up your Loader, you can sign up for a free hosted instance and we'll take care of that for you.