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A friendly data pipeline framework

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Druzhba is a friendly framework for building data pipelines. It efficiently copies data from your production / transactional databases to your data warehouse.

A Druzhba pipeline connects one or more source databases to a target database. It pulls data incrementally from each configured source table and writes to a target table (which is automatically created in most cases), tracking incremental state and history in the target database. Druzhba may also be configured to pull using custom SQL, which supports Jinja templating of pipeline metadata.

In a typical deployment, Druzhba serves the extract and load steps of an ELT pipeline, although it is capable of limited in-flight transformations through custom extract SQL.

Druzhba currently fully supports PostgreSQL and Mysql 5.5-5.7, and provides partial support for Microsoft SQL Server as source databases. Druzhba supports AWS Redshift as a target.

Feature requests, bug reports, and general feedback should be submitted to the issue tracker. Potential security vulnerabilities should be posted to the issue tracker as well. If a security issue report must contain sensitive information please email the maintainers and, if possible, open a public issue indicating that you have done so.

Please see the full documentation at

Minimal Example

We’ll set up a pipeline to extract a single table from an example PostgreSQL instance that we’ll call “testsource” and write to an existing Redshift database that we’ll call “testdest”.

See quick start for a more complete example.

Install locally in a Python3 environment:

pip install druzhba

Druzhba’s behavior is defined by a set of YAML configuration files + environment variables for database connections. As minimal example, create a directory /pipeline and a file pipeline/_pipeline.yaml that configures the pipeline:

  host: ${REDSHIFT_HOST}
  port: 5439
  database: ${REDSHIFT_DATABASE}
  user: ${REDSHIFT_USER}
  password: ${REDSHIFT_PASSWORD}
  schema: druzhba_raw
  table: pipeline_index
  bucket: ${S3_BUCKET}
  prefix: ${S3_PREFIX}
iam_copy_role: ${IAM_COPY_ROLE}
  - alias: testsource
    type: postgres

The _pipeline.yaml file defines the connection to the destination database (via environment variables), the location of Druzhba’s internal tracking table, working S3 location for temporary files, the IAM copy role, and a single source database called “testsource”.

Create a file pipeline/testsource.yaml representing the source database:

connection_string: postgresql://user:password@host:5432/testdest
  - source_table_name: your_table
    destination_table_name: your_table
    destination_schema_name: druzhba_raw
    index_column: updated_at
      - id

The testsource.yaml file defines the connection to the testsource database (note: see documentation for more secure ways of supplying connection credentials) and a single table to copy over. The contents of your_table in the source database will be copied to your_table in the druzhba_raw schema of the target database. New rows will be identified by the value of their id column and existing rows will be replaced if their updated_at column is greater than on the previous iteration.

Then, you’ll need to set some environment variables corresponding to the template fields in the configuration file above.

Once your configuration and environment are ready, load into Redshift:

druzhba --database testsource --table your_table

Typically Druzhba’s CLI would be run on a Cron schedule. Many deployments place the configuration files in source control and use some form of CI for deployment.

Druzhba may also be imported and used as a Python library, for example to wrap pipeline execution with your own error handling.


Please see documentation for more complete configuration examples and descriptions of the various options to configure your data pipeline.


Druzhba is an ongoing project. Feel free to open feature request issues or PRs.

PRs should be unit-tested, and will require an integration test passes to merge.

See the docs for instructions on setting up a Docker-Compose-based test environment.


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.


Many on the SeatGeek team had a hand in building Druzhba but we would especially like to acknowledge

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