Your data probably doesn’t exist in a single format. Even though it’d make your life easier to just have data represented in a single database format or as structured flat files most of us don’t have that luxury.
We also sometimes need to sync data across each of these repositories. Doing so requires knowing how to interact with each data source:
Products like MOVEit Automation from Ipswitch drastically reduce the time to make this happen but can’t possibly support every scenario you may be faced with. This is where a scripting technology like Windows PowerShell comes in handy.