The team behind Meltano is building Arch to help data consultancies productize their services and reach more clients.
Our mission is to enable every data consultancy to productize their services and shift from building bespoke data platforms by the hour to offering clients a fully-managed data platform as a service.
While every company is unique, most SMB clients’ needs are two-thirds the same and one-third different. This means that a one-size-fits-all SaaS solution is not an option and a bespoke data platform built by a data consultancy for an hourly fee is overkill. Their ideal solution sits on the spectrum between these 100% standard and 100% custom extremes and combines the best of both worlds of SaaS and consulting: a fully managed data platform billed monthly or yearly, that meets two-thirds of their needs the moment they sign up, with consulting services attached to cover the final one-third by customizing metrics and reports and helping them interpret the reports and answer specific questions. In other words, productized services offered by a data consultancy, who in return gets less boring repetitive work, more predictable revenue with value-based pricing, and the ability to scale to more clients without having to grow the team at the same rate.
Unfortunately, turning your common ELT, DWH, and BI stacks into a repeatable product is far from straightforward when every tool in Modern Data Stack is fundamentally built for a single tenant (and having 50 clients means you end up managing 50+ EL tools, 50 dbt Cloud accounts, and 50 data warehouses) and lacks any concept of templates or reusable components.
To remove that hurdle to productization, we’re building a multi-tenant data platform that embraces the reality that while two-thirds can be standardized, one-third will always need to be custom. This enables data consultancies to start growing like a product business, and resolves the bespoke/one-size-fits-all tradeoff for SMBs with new best-of-both-worlds options that enable more of them to start improving their business through the power of data.
Our team has decades of experience in data and software engineering, and Meltano, our open source data integration technology, is used by hundreds of consultancies and powers data platforms at thousands of organizations, including Netlify, GitLab, HackerOne, Zapier, and Remote.com.
Meet the team
Arch is built by an all-remote team of data, software, and ML engineers spread over 5 countries, supported by a community of thousands of contributors around the world.