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What is Mara?

A lightweight ETL framework with a focus on transparency and complexity reduction.
Mara is a tool in the Big Data Tools category of a tech stack.
Mara is an open source tool with 1.4K GitHub stars and 60 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Mara's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Mara?


Why developers like Mara?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Mara

Mara's Features

  • Data integration pipelines as code: pipelines, tasks and commands are created using declarative Python code.
  • PostgreSQL as a data processing engine.
  • Extensive web ui. The web browser as the main tool for inspecting, running and debugging pipelines.
  • GNU make semantics. Nodes depend on the completion of upstream nodes. No data dependencies or data flows.
  • No in-app data processing: command line tools as the main tool for interacting with databases and data.
  • Single machine pipeline execution based on Python's multiprocessing. No need for distributed task queues. Easy debugging and and output logging.
  • Cost based priority queues: nodes with higher cost (based on recorded run times) are run first.

Mara Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Mara?
Apache Spark
Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.
Amazon Athena
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
Apache Flink
Apache Flink is an open source system for fast and versatile data analytics in clusters. Flink supports batch and streaming analytics, in one system. Analytical programs can be written in concise and elegant APIs in Java and Scala.
Apache Hive
Hive facilitates reading, writing, and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage using SQL. Structure can be projected onto data already in storage.
Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to petabytes.
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Mara's Followers
7 developers follow Mara to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Yusfil Khoir Pulungan
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