What do you call that thing that's holding your data? Don't know? Then it must be an operational data store (ODS).

No term has been muddied and misused more in the data management field than ODS. We have consensus definitions for data warehouses and data marts; however, ODS seems to mean anything that isn't a data warehouse or data mart. Whereas people understand how to architect, design and build data warehouses and data marts, they are stumped when it comes to an ODS.

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