Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What is a bespoke provider?

Have you heard about this provider before? When we need to perform data extraction from another source, we need a provider for connecting with the source. Most of the time we use either ODBC or OLDE DB. But some data sources use proprietary storage (or custom storage) which needs a custom code or custom module for connecting with the source. This is called as bespoke provider.

This is term was initially used for custom-tailored clothes and it is pronounced as bee-SPOHK).

In many cases, if the source or the application supports extracting data as a report as saving it as either a CSV file or an XML, we tend to use that method for data extraction rather than going through bespoke provider. However if the provide given is smart and flexible, it is better to use it.

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