Sep 09, 2022

Need adviced on extracting data from tools exposing api

Hi, I'm a newbie here and i've got a question for you. If you have a tool which does not have an existing connector but which exposes apis, what methodology do you use to extract quickly the data and make them available in your data stack ? I mean do you have a standard way to do that or it depends on the source ?

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Hi, The first question is what an orchestration tool you use for ELT/ETL?For example, we consume API's with simple Python code (requests library) and then put data into DataFrame (pandas) and then export it to SQL via pandas.to_sql.

6 months ago

Assuming "available in your data stack" means the data is in tables in a cloud data warehouse like Snowflake/Big Query/Redshift... I'd advise looking at a cloud ELT tools like Rivery ( In full transparency, I work for Rivery and joined exactly because I saw clients (was previously in consulting) looking for an easy way to connect to many API's without being charged a huge amount for each new connector. Action Rivers allow you to build a connector to a REST API in minutes without needing to know how to code.

2 months ago
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