Moving data between systems is called ETL, which stands for Extract, Transform, and Load.  The ETL team almost always does the moving of data because load scripts are easier to learn than Latin, transformation is more difficult than brain surgery, and computing resources are about as easy to manage as cats.

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  Yesterday – My Netezza troubles seemed so far away. Since IBM bought them now, they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be. Why can’t I migrate off so easily? Oh, I believe in yesterday. Why it had to go, I don’t know, they…

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