The ETL toolkit is provided to assist moving data from its source into the datastore.
“ETL” stands for Extract-Transform-Load. These three steps outline the actions the ETL toolkit helps with and are as follows:
- Extract: obtain data from an external (non-datastore) source.
- Transform: convert that data into a form usable the datatore.
- Load: move the transformed data into the datastore.
The ETL library is not run directly. Rather, its components are used to build ETL pipelines that are specific to a datastore instance.