Data Stores are the containers where all of your data sits, you can think about like the place where data physically resides. It may be a SQL database, a key-value store database, a file store, an SFTP server, or anything else that holds data. Data stores generally have connection that can be made in order to access data that resides within a data store.
Here we will walk through how to view your data stores, creating a reference to a Data Store (e.g. one that is not connected) and then create one that is connected to your underlying database. Later on you can use the connected Data Store to automatically generate Data Schemas and Fields.