Target: The destination of data in a pipeline, migration, or other ELT/ETL process. It’s where data gets loaded.

Third-party data: Data acquired from a source outside of your company which may not be controlled by the same data quality processes. You may not have the same level of confidence in the data and it may not be as trustworthy as internally vetted datasets.

Timeliness: It can be calculated as the time between when information should be available and when it is actually available, focused on if data is available when it’s expected.