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Awesome Open-Source Data Engineering

This Awesome List aims at providing an overview of open-source projects related to data engineering. This is a community effort: please contribute and send your pull requests for growing this list! For a list including non-OSS tools, see this amazing Awesome List.


  • Apache Spark - A unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing.

Business Intelligence

  • Apache Superset - A modern, enterprise-ready business intelligence web application.

  • Metabase - An easy way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.

  • Redash - All the tools to unlock your data.

Change Data Capture

  • Debezium - Change data capture for MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, SQL Server and others.

  • Maxwell - Maxwell’s daemon, a MySQL-to-JSON Kafka producer


  • Apache Calcite - SQL parser, building blocks for datastores.

  • Apache Cassandra - Open Source distributed wide column store, NoSQL database.

  • Apache Druid - A high performance real-time analytics database.

  • Apache HBase - Open Source non-relational distributed database.

  • Apache Pinot - A realtime distributed OLAP datastore.

  • ClickHouse - Open Source distributed column-oriented DBMS.

  • InfluxDB - Purpose-Built Open Source Time Series Database.

  • Postgres - The World’s Most Advanced Open Source Relational Database.

  • MinIO - MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system and AWS S3 compatible.

Data Governance and Registries

Data Virtualization

  • Teiid - A relational abstraction of different information sources.

  • Presto - Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data.

  • Apache Drill - Schema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage.


  • Apache Avro - A data serialization system.

  • Apache Parquet - A columnar storage format.

  • Apache ORC - Another columnar storage format.

  • Apache Thrift - Data type and service interface definitions and code generator.

  • Cap’n Proto - A data interchange format and capability-based RPC system.

  • FlatBuffers - An efficient cross platform serialization library for C++, C#, C, Go, Java, JavaScript, Lobster, Lua, TypeScript, PHP, Python, and Rust.

  • Protocol Buffers - Google’s language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data.

  • MessagePack - An efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON.


  • Apache Camel - Easily integrate various systems consuming or producing data.

  • Kafka Connect - Reusable framework to handle data int-and-out of Apache Kafka.

  • Logstash - Open Source server-side data processing pipeline.

Messaging Infrastructure

  • Apache ActiveMQ - Flexible & Powerful Multi-Protocol Messaging.

  • Apache Kafka - A distributed commit log with messaging capabilities.

  • Apache Pulsar - A distributed pub-sub messaging system.

  • Liiklus - An event gateway that provides reactive gRPC/RSocket access to Kafka-like systems.

  • Nakadi - A distributed event bus that implements a RESTful API abstraction on top of Kafka-like queues].

  • NATS - A simple, secure and high performance messaging system.

  • RabbitMQ - A message broker.

  • Waltz - A quorum-based distributed write-ahead log for replicating transactions.

Specifications and Standards

  • CloudEvents - A specification for describing event data in a common way.

Stream Processing

  • Apache Beam - Implement batch and streaming data processing jobs that run on any execution engine.

  • Apache Flink - Stateful computations over data streams.

  • Apache Kafka Streams - A client library for building applications and microservices, where the input and output data are stored in Kafka.

  • Apache Samza - A distributed stream processing framework.

  • Apache Spark Structured Streaming - A scalable and fault-tolerant stream processing engine built on the Spark SQL engine.

  • Apache Storm - A distributed realtime computation system.


Workflow Management

  • Awesome Workflow Engines - A curated list of awesome open source workflow engines.

  • Apache Airflow - A platform created by community to programmatically author, schedule and monitor workflows.

  • Prefect - A workflow management system designed for modern infrastructure.

  • Apache NiFi - Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic

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