About us

Founded in 2021 by GitHub co-founder Scott Chacon and Peter Pistorius (co-creator of RedwoodJS), Snaplet aims to make working with databases easy and fun.

“As a programmer, I know what a pain it is to get realistic database snapshots for development and testing. Cleaning up and transforming sensitive data is time-consuming, laborious and hard to maintain. You end up with large datasets that need to be continuously downloaded. Many developers simply download production databases onto their local machines, which–if it contains personal information–is considered illegal. With Snaplet, we want to change that.”
- Peter, cofounder

Snappy, our mascot and Chief Executive Officer of Smiles and Naps is here to guide you through our platform and bring some lightness to your data dumps.

Snaplet mascot Snappy playing with a ball