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Using the Dagster Integration

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Airbyte is an official integration in the Dagster project. The Airbyte Integration allows you to trigger synchronization jobs in Airbyte, and this tutorial will walk through configuring your Dagster Ops to do so.

The Airbyte Task documentation on the Dagster project can be found here. We also have a tutorial on dynamically configuring Airbyte using dagster-airbyte.

1. Set up the tools

First, make sure you have Docker installed. We'll be using the docker-compose command, so your install should contain docker-compose.

Start Airbyte

If this is your first time using Airbyte, we suggest going through our Basic Tutorial. This tutorial will use the Connection set up in the basic tutorial.

For the purposes of this tutorial, set your Connection's sync frequency to manual. Dagster will be responsible for manually triggering the Airbyte job.

Install Dagster

If you don't have a Dagster installed, we recommend following this guide to set one up.

2. Create the Dagster Op to trigger your Airbyte job

Creating a simple Dagster DAG to run an Airbyte Sync Job

Create a new folder called airbyte_dagster and create a file

from dagster import job
from dagster_airbyte import airbyte_resource, airbyte_sync_op

my_airbyte_resource = airbyte_resource.configured(
"host": {"env": "AIRBYTE_HOST"},
"port": {"env": "AIRBYTE_PORT"},
sync_foobar = airbyte_sync_op.configured({"connection_id": "your-connection-uuid"}, name="sync_foobar")

@job(resource_defs={"airbyte": my_airbyte_resource})
def my_simple_airbyte_job():

The Airbyte Dagster Resource accepts the following parameters:

  • host: The host URL to your Airbyte instance.
  • port: The port value you have selected for your Airbyte instance.
  • use_https: If your server use secure HTTP connection.
  • request_max_retries: The maximum number of times requests to the Airbyte API should be retried before failing.
  • request_retry_delay: Time in seconds to wait between each request retry.

The Airbyte Dagster Op accepts the following parameters:

  • connection_id: The Connection UUID you want to trigger
  • poll_interval: The time in seconds that will be waited between successive polls.
  • poll_timeout: he maximum time that will waited before this operation is timed out.

After running the file, dagster job execute -f this will trigger the job with Dagster.

That's it!

Don't be fooled by our simple example of only one Dagster Flow. Airbyte is a powerful data integration platform supporting many sources and destinations. The Airbyte Dagster Integration means Airbyte can now be easily used with the Dagster ecosystem - give it a shot!

We love to hear any questions or feedback on our Slack. We're still in alpha, so if you see any rough edges or want to request a connector, feel free to create an issue on our Github or thumbs up an existing issue.

For additional information about using Dagster and Airbyte together, see the following: