The following table explains the Red Brick terms used in this document

Table 1. Terminology in this Book
Term Description
Bulk Load Plug-in A passive stage whose role in a DataStage job is to take streams of tabular data and load them into tables of a target database.
control file A file of commands that bulk loads a table from a single link. The control file acts as an input file to the TMU utility. See "Input Properties" for details.
data file An ASCII file of row/column data from an input link that is to be loaded.
RISQL An SQL entry tool with a set of business analysis extensions to SQL for warehouse databases.
SQL file An input file to RISQL, consisting of standard SQL or RISQL extension statements.
TMU The Table Management Utility that loads data into the Red Brick Warehouse and maintains the tables, indexes, and referential integrity.