What's a data warehouse?
Quite simply, a data warehouse is a house for all your data. Whether you have just one data source or many, a data warehouse is a central repository for data accumulated from a variety of sources.
It's important to note that Stitch is not a data warehouse - data flows through the Stitch, but doesn't live there. Stitch offers Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, PostgreSQL, and Panoply as data warehouses to house data that flows through the Stitch.
Stitch takes the headache and guesswork out managing disparate sources of data and preparing it for analysis. Most data sources, or integrations, can be connected to Stitch with just a few simple steps.
How do I manage my data?
With Stitch, tracking and managing your data has never been easier. At any given time, you can view detailed status, syncing, and table information about any of your integrations.
Everyone has different ways of managing their data, so this is (mostly) a matter of preference. However, being data nerds ourselves, we do have a few recommendations:
Now that we've covered what a data warehouse is, lets talk about where the data comes from. In the next section, we'll cover integrations and how Stitch pulls in data from these sources.