Data Store, Database, Data Warehouse, Data Mart, Anaylsis Database


Definition: All these terms describe a place where data are consolidated to make using them more efficient.

What This Means: Regardless of the term used, the data are organized into related tables or hierarchical files for easy access. An education agency may have several of these depending upon how data are managed. The key is to know where the data are and how they are defined. Please note—a data store does not encompass the reporting tools that allow someone to use the data. Some data warehouses are sold with their reporting tools.


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