Your Meltano project: a single source of truth

At the core of the Meltano experience is your Meltano project, which represents the single source of truth regarding your ELT pipelines: how data should be integrated and transformed, how the pipelines should be orchestrated, and how the various plugins that make up your pipelines should be configured.

Since a Meltano project is just a directory on your filesystem containing text-based files, you can treat it like any other software development project and benefit from DataOps best practices such as version control, code review, and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD).

You can initialize a new Meltano project using [meltano init](<>).