Its the data gods that say, “Go Forth and Pivot”.  The Nexus has 1,000 features on 1,000 different database platforms, and feature number 942 is pivoting.  Business users and senior management love to see a pivot report, especially when it has sum totals, subtotals, and horizontal and vertical grand totals. 

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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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