Data Integration platforms

Updated: October 12, 2021

2021. Airbyte launches a hosted version of its integration platform

Airbyte, the well-funded open source data integration startup, always made it easy for data teams to set up their ELT (extract, load and transform) pipelines, but until now, that meant self-hosting and managing the service, with all the complications that come with that. Today, the company announced the official launch of Airbyte Cloud, a hosted service that takes all of the features of the open source version and adds hosting and management, on top of a number of additional support options and enterprise features like access management for teams (though single sign-on support is currently still listed as “coming soon”).

2021. Airbyte raises $26M for open-source data integration platform

One of the major issues facing companies these days isn’t finding relevant data so much as moving it to where it’s needed. Airbyte, a startup that is building an open-source data integration platform to help solve that problem, have raised $26 million Series A. This data integration platform brings data wherever it is, whether it’s a database, a file or an API into the destination of your choice, whether it is a data warehouse or a data lake. This involves building connectors to various data types. The company is providing the open-source platform and an SDK to build connectors, and inviting the community to add their own connectors, while building some too.

2021. Airbyte raises $5.2M for its open-source data integration platform

Airbyte, an open-source data integration platform, today announced that it has raised a $5.2 million seed funding round. Airbyte is geared toward data engineering, without the specific industry focus of its early incarnation, but it offers both a graphical UI for building connectors, as well as APIs for developers to hook into. Even for a company that specializes in building these connectors, the complexity will quickly outpace its ability to keep up, so the team decided on building Airbyte as an open-source company. The team also argues that while there are companies like Fivetran that focus on data integration, a lot of customers end up with use cases that aren’t supported by Airbyte’s closed-source competitors and that they had to build themselves from the ground up.

2021. Polytomic announces $2.4M to move business data where it’s needed

There is so much data sitting inside companies these days, but getting data to the people who need it most remains a daunting challenge. Polytomic, the startup that wants to solve this problem, has raised $2.4 million seed. You can imagine your sales team living in Salesforce and would like to see who’s using your product from your customer data that lives in other internal databases. Polytomic's no-code web app moves internal data to the business systems of the office and lets you build the connectors by dragging and dropping components in the Polytomic interface. This new data then shows up as additional fields in the target application. So you might have a usage percentage field added to Salesforce automatically if you were connecting to customer usage data.

2020. StepZen snares $8M seed to build data integration API

StepZen, a startup building a single API that pulls data from disparate sources to help developers deliver more complex customer experiences online, announced an $8 million seed investment. Whether you are on an e-commerce site accessing your order history or a banking app grabbing your current balance, these scenarios require pulling data from various back-end data resources. Connecting to those resources is a time-consuming task, and StepZen wants to simplify that for developers.

2020. Jitsu nabs $2M to build open-source data integration platform

Jitsu, a startup, developing an open-source data integration platform that helps developers send data to a data warehouse, has raised a $2M seed investment. In addition to the open-source version of the software, the company has developed a hosted version that companies can pay to use, which shares the same name as the company. Among the data warehouses Jitsu currently supports are Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, PostGres and Snowflake.

2020. Grouparoo raises $3M to build open source customer data integration framework

Startup Grouparoo, that develops an open source framework designed to make it easier for developers to access and make use of customer data announced a $3 million seed investment. The company has created this open source customer data framework that helps companies easily sync their customer data from their database or warehouse to all of the SaaS tools where they need it. After you install it, you teach it about your customers, like what properties are important in each of those profiles. And then it allows you to segment them into the groups that matter. This could be something like high earners in San Francisco along with names and addresses. Grouparoo can grab this data and transfer it to a marketing tool like Marketo or Zendesk and these tools could then learn who your VIP customers are.

2020. Panoply raises $10M for its cloud data platform

Panoply, a platform that makes it easier for businesses to set up a data warehouse and analyze that data with standard SQL queries, has raised $10M. The company, which launched back in 2015, has mostly stuck to its original vision, which was always about democratizing access to data warehousing and the analytics capabilities that go hand-in-hand with that. Over the last few years, it also built more code-free data integrations into the platform that make it easier for businesses to pull in data from a wide variety of sources, including the likes of Salesforce, HubSpot, NetSuite, Xero, Quickbooks, Freshworks and others. It also integrates with other data warehousing services like Google’s BigQuery and Amazon’s Redshift and all of the major BI and analytics tools.

2017. Freshdesk acquired data integration startup Pipemonk

Freskdesk has acquired Banglaore-based startup Pipemonk that helps companies move data between cloud applications such as CRM, eCommerce, marketing and help desk services. The latter is particularly important to Freshdesk, whose primary products include customer service and help desk offerings. Pipemonk gives Freshdesk more than simply a generic way to automate the flow of data between services. It will have practical application in-house, helping pull together the half dozen services, Freshdesk has acquired in a mini shopping binge over the last 16 months.