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Comprehensive overview of RudderStack - the open-source Segment alternative for collecting, storing and routing customer event data securely

What is RudderStack?

RudderStack is a customer data infrastructure platform for collecting, routing and processing data from your website, apps, data warehouse and cloud apps. It is enterprise-ready, developer-friendly, and provides a powerful transformation framework to process your event data on the fly.

With RudderStack, you can collect and route your customer event data securely to your data warehouse and dozens of other tools.

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RudderStack's backend is written in Go, with a rich UI written in React.js.

For routing and processing the events to the RudderStack backend, a Data Plane URL is required.

  • If you're using the open-source version of RudderStack, you are required to set up your own data plane by installing and setting up RudderStack in your preferred dev environment.

  • If you're using the enterprise version of RudderStack, please contact us for the data plane URL with the email ID you used to sign up for RudderStack.

Do you have any questions about RudderStack? Please join our Slack channel or follow us on Twitter.

Key Features

  • Segment API-compatible: RudderStack is Segment API compatible. So you don't need to change your app if you are using Segment, just integrate the RudderStack SDKs into your app and your events will keep flowing as before (including data-warehouse).

  • Processing Flexibility: With RudderStack's powerful JavaScript-based event transformation framework, you can enhance or transform your event data by combining it with your other internal data.

  • Unlimited Events: Event volume-based pricing of most of the commercial systems is broken. With RudderStack, you are able to collect as much data as possible without worrying about overrunning event budgets.

  • Stand-alone System: RudderStack runs as a single Go binary with the dependencies being on a PostgreSQL server and a Node.js service. There is no other dependency required to run RudderStack.

  • Platform-independent: RudderStack is Kubernetes-native and can run on any Kubernetes cluster with our Helm charts. RudderStack is cloud-agnostic and can run on stand-alone machines in all popular cloud platforms, namely AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, and others.

  • High Performance: On a single m4.2xlarge AWS EC2 instance, RudderStack can process 3000 events/second.

  • Enhanced Telemetry: To help us improve RudderStack, we collect performance and diagnostic metrics about how you use RudderStack, and how it is working. No customer data is present in the metrics. For more technical details, please check out our GitHub wiki page on Telemetry.

UI Pages

RudderStack Connections Page
RudderStack Events Page

Useful Links

Contact Us

If you want to know more about RudderStack, feel free to contact us . You can also see RudderStack in action to check out all the cool features the platform has to offer.

For community support, you can always start a conversation on our Slack channel. We will be happy to help you!