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Acronym for Extract, Transform, Load
This term refers to a process by which your data is used. First, your data is collected from any number of sources. Then, the raw data is cleaned and transformed: formats are standardized, duplicates are eliminated and the data is verified and sorted. Finally, the data is centralized in a data warehouse. Once ETL is complete, you can leverage your data, for example, with data analysis, BI or decision support system tools.