You’ve likely heard about ELT — Extract Load and Transform… the Modern Data Stack’s evolution on ETL. This is a game changer by nature in that it enables organizations to ingest raw data into the data warehouse and transform it later. ELT gives end-users access to the entirety of the datasets they need by circumventing downstream issues of missing data that could prevent a specific business question from being answered.
As data became more and more available to companies, data integration became one of the most crucial challenges for organizations. In the past decades, ETL (extract, transform, load) and later ELT (extract, load, transform) emerged as data integration methods that transfer data from a source to a data warehouse.