What is DataCater?
DataCater is a platform that enables you to stream data from data sources to data sinks in real-time, with the ability to apply transformations along the way.
Individual software applications typically require code adjustments, like the installation of API calls, for integrations with third-party systems. We know this challenge well and experienced it often with our own users.
Our friends at DataCater are big fans of log-based change data capture (CDC). It allows you to consume data changes in a database without having to touch the application code. While CDC is typically rather complicated to set up — did you ever write code to consume a replication log? Meanwhile, DataCater offers plug & play CDC connectors for many database systems.
How do I get started?
To get started, watch the demo video below.
It shows a sample folder-editing app, which allows users to sign up and create albums. The goal is to track all user activity in Userlist. The example application is powered by a PostgreSQL database.
We created three data pipelines in DataCater, which are used to sync data changes from the demo application to Userlist. We then applied a couple of transformations that prepare the format of the data changes as expected by Userlist.
As a result, DataCater streams data from the demo application in real-time to Userlist where you can make use of it for interacting with your customers. All that is done without touching code and in a matter of minutes!