Businesses often need to be able to ingest data from their customers in order to power the services that they provide. For each new source that they need to integrate with it is another custom set of ETL tasks that they need to maintain. In order to reduce the friction involved in supporting new data transformations David Molot and Hassan Syyid built the Hotlue platform. In this episode they describe the data integration challenges facing many B2B companies, how their work on the Hotglue platform simplifies their efforts, and how they have designed the platform to make these ETL workloads embeddable and self service for end users.
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- Your host is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing David Molot and Hassan Syyid about Hotglue, an embeddable data integration tool for B2B developers built on the Python ecosystem.
- How did you get involved in the area of data management?
- Can you start by describing what you are building at Hotglue?
- What was your motivation for starting a business to address this particular problem?
- Who is the target user of Hotglue and what are their biggest data problems?
- What are the types and sources of data that they are likely to be working with?
- How are they currently handling solutions for those problems?
- How does the introduction of Hotglue simplify or improve their work?
- What is involved in getting Hotglue integrated into a given customer’s environment?
- How is Hotglue itself implemented?
- How has the design or goals of the platform evolved since you first began building it?
- What were some of the initial assumptions that you had at the outset and how well have they held up as you progressed?
- Once a customer has set up Hotglue what is their workflow for building and executing an ETL workflow?
- What are their options for working with sources that aren’t supported out of the box?
- What are the biggest design and implementation challenges that you are facing given the need for your product to be embedded in customer platforms and exposed to their end users?
- What are some of the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen Hotglue used?
- What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while building Hotglue?
- When is Hotglue the wrong choice?
- What do you have planned for the future of the product?
- From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?
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