Data Acquisition & Storage
The Late-Binding™ Architecture of the Health Catalyst data warehouse streamlines and automates the process of bringing data into the warehouse from source systems.
A Source Mart contains the data that have been extracted, minimally transformed, and loaded into the data warehousing system. Metadata, created by Source Mart Designer during the mapping phase of the Source Mart integration process, is used to drive the nightly update (ETL) process of Source Mart data. Periodically, typically each night, the Source Mart data are refreshed to include new data or updated data from the source system. The data are then available for downstream use in Catalyst Foundational, Discovery, and Advanced Applications as well as reports and local applications.