Explained by Melissa Fabros, Software Engineer at Kiva, Kiva's data warehouse solution required constant monitoring from a full-time engineer and reloading data took an entire day. As Kiva grew, it needed a better solution and brought on Fivetran to centralize its events data. Once it was evident that Fivetran worked, Kiva integrated its entire MySQL database using Fivetran.
Having a steady stream of data has freed up resources at Kiva, enabling engineers to build microfinance products rather than monitor an ETL process. Kiva can now connect disparate sources together to draw insights, such as matching web events with transactions to see what motivates people to lend. Measuring social impact and partner health enables Kiva to better serve its mission.
About Kiva: Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. Kiva crowdfunds loans and unlocks capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva's work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.
About Fivetran: Shaped by the real-world needs of data analysts, Fivetran technology is the smartest, fastest way to replicate your applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance cloud warehouse. Fivetran connectors deploy in minutes, require zero maintenance, and automatically adjust to source changes — so your data team can stop worrying about engineering and focus on driving insights.