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DuckDB & Dagster#

Using Dagster's asset definitions and DuckDB I/O manager, you can easily interact with DuckDB tables alongside other Dagster assets.

Managing your DuckDB tables with Dagster enables you to:

  • Use Python to analyze your data stored in DuckDB without writing custom SQL queries to fetch the data
  • Visualize the data dependencies between tables
  • Selectively update the contents of your tables
  • Integrate your DuckDB tables with other tools in your data stack

Additionally, since DuckDB is a local database, you can use the DuckDB I/O manager to test assets that use the Snowflake or BigQuery I/O managers in production scenarios.

DuckDB and Dagster tutorial#

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to store and load Dagster's asset definitions in DuckDB. Click here to get started.

By the end of the tutorial, you will have a connection to your DuckDB instance and a handful of assets that create tables in DuckDB or read existing tables from DuckDB.