Telemetry Overview

We collect telemetry data (see docs) for the Meltano CLI, UI, website, MeltanoHub, Newsletter, etc. in order to understand usage patterns. This is currently done via Google Analytics but will soon be transistioned over to a hosted Snowplow instance.

Google Analytics (GA)

GA is the current event aggregator that we use for telemetry data. Our implementation has some known flaws including the use of a user_id that is commonly short lived in a Meltano project. This means that some projects look like a new user on every instantiation. For this reason the CLI user metrics are not a reliable source for understanding active users. This is currently done by pulling the GA data, using Meltano in the squared repo, into Athena and analyzing it there.


Coming soon…