ETL, those tools at your data's service

It is no longer a surprise that words like “Big Data” or “Artificial Intelligence” have become part of everyday language and that companies specializing in the processing of specific data on a very large scale (logistics, biology, trading, etc.) are multiplying.

As you know, data is a gold nugget and knowing how to manipulate is an art!

At Customs Bridge, we base our data on a selection of reliable and verified sources, in order to ensure control over the entire process of integration into our services and to provide you with up-to-date data in real time.

At this stage, we are talking about several million pieces of data (customs duties, nomenclature codes, measures, explanatory notes, etc.). Added to this is the fact that modern companies are working in increasingly complex environments involving numerous databases and applications, all organized in multiple servers…

How can we ensure that we can analyze, format and integrate this data in a complex environment without spending hours on it?

Tools have been developed for this purpose, in particular ETLs (Extract-Transform-Load). One of the best known, Airflow, created by Airbnb, allows you to create a series of tasks, each with its own function and organized around a specific goal, like links in a chain. Each link is connected to another.

These ETLs can also become very complex and take a tree-like form depending on the complexity of the task, making it possible to automate all kinds of tasks. This is called DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph): each task is oriented towards a single direction, like a pipeline.

Airflow saves time, optimizes, monitors and controls tasks from the source data to the application, making the company more efficient and faster in its services.

Customs Bridge uses Airflow to produce a service with secure, reliable data in real time.