Help

Welcome to the Airtable Community! If you're new here, check out our Getting Started area to get the most out of your community experience.

Can Airtable be used to automate data transfer to and from data warehouse? Let say amazon redshift?

1554 2
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Hi Airtable Community,

We’re planning to integrate Airtable with our cloud-based data warehouse. The end-user should be able to use Airtable to dynamically setup and schedule data transfer to and from our data warehouse. Data transfer should be seamless and should support 20,000+ rows. Is this technically feasible? Thank you.

2 Replies 2

Hi @lion_oxford, and welcome to the community!

Yep, I fully understand this requirement and I actually have a few clients doing exactly this with Firebase and ElasticSearch. The challenge, of course, is crafting a UX that helps users in a timely manner. While Airtable’s API is pretty good, the right solution that puts smiles on users’ faces must be carefully crafted.

I have one implementation that simulates Airtable access to about 10m Firebase nodes. As users select specific customer records, nodes associated with that customer are accessible with a simple button click.

I believe it is and it’s a simple matter of understanding the data and user requirements to build something that’s fast and efficient.

In this discussion, I raise the issue of native Airtable records capable of supporting large numbers of records as JSON objects. You might also find this interesting and perhaps a hybrid of native Airtable JSON collections combined with your data warehouse integration might be helpful to meet your objectives.

Hi Bill, Thanks for your reply. This seems a pretty daunting task haha, but this was all noted. Also, the example that you have given is kind of similar to our problem, we’ll further look into this. Thanks a lot!