ETL Meaning & Definition

ETL is short for extract, transform, load, three database functions that are combined into one tool to pull data out of one database and place it into another database.

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ETL and Business Intelligence

ETL is an important part of today’s business intelligence (BI) processes and systems. It is the IT process from which data from disparate sources can be put in one place to programmatically analyze and discover business insights.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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