Stitch is a cost-effective, widely used ETL solution for data teams.
But what do you do if Stitch's directory doesn't have the connector you need?
This is more common than you might think.
There are thousands of business applications, and every organization has their own specific suite of tools that they rely on to run their business.
In most scenarios, Stitch's directory doesn't include long tail ETL connectors. For instance:
If you already have an ETL vendor like Stitch in place, it's great when they can keep supporting your connector requirements.
There's a small chance that documentation isn't up-to-date, or that the connector will show up in Stitch's directory in the near term. You should always ask.
If that doesn't work, move onto Step 2.
If the connector you need is not listed on Stitch's directory, or on their near-term roadmap, and they can't provide a solution, you have a handful of options.
Option #1 - Write code - and manage infrastructure - from scratch.
Option #2 - Use an open source framework.
Option #3 - Hire a consultant.
Option #4 - Use serverless infrastructure like cloud functions.
Option #5 - Use Airflow.
Option #6 - Just use Portable.
With Portable, you don't have to manage infrastructure, read API documentation, or worry about consulting agreements. We do all the work to develop the API connector, and you simply configure your data flow in our cloud-hosted ETL product.
Portable specializes in building custom ETL connectors for clients. If you need a random, bespoke, long-tail system connected to your warehouse, just reach out. We build API to warehouse connectors on-demand, and can turn around production-grade SaaS hosted ETL connectors in a matter of hours or days. We handle development, monitoring, maintenance, alerting, troubleshooting, and support. If something goes wrong, we're on call, so you can sleep well.