Jargon Buster

Whilst many visitors to this site will already be well versed in data integration theory and practice, some of our clients are relatively new to the subject.

This page is to help you understand any terms we have used throughout this site that we may not have had the space to explain on the page itself. If there is anything you are still not clear about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Key Terms
ETL Extract Transform Load
ILO Instructor Led Online
CDC Change Data Capture
MDM Master Data Management
Middleware DataStage; Cognos
InfoSphere Product line from IBM, which includes software products from its WebSphere and Information Server product lines.
Information Server Software A data integration platform from IBM.
Metadata Data about data contents. Describes the content and context of data files.
Metadata repository A database of data about metadata.