Directly Loading Data Sources via Graphmarts
As an alternative to the traditional extract, transform, and load (ETL) process via ETL Pipelines, Anzo also supports an extract, load, and transform (ELT) process. The ELT workflow is referred to as Direct Data Loading (also known as "Onboard Express"). In the Direct Data Loading workflow, Data Sources are loaded directly to AnzoGraph via Graphmarts. Data Layers are automatically generated to transform and blend the data in memory to an analytics-ready knowledge graph. Direct Data Loading does not employ the Sparkler or Spark ETL engines. Instead, the AnzoGraph Graph Data Interface (GDI) Java plugin is used to connect to the source, create a Model, and generate the Data Layer queries.
The topics in this section provide instructions on creating and configuring auto-generated Direct Data Loading workflows.