# ask-community


07/15/2022, 9:14 AM
Apologies if this is a basic question. But is the idea of an asset in terms of warehousing data from a range of APIs that the asset would include the API call, which then would be used downstream by regular ops and jobs to transform the data? And is the only difference between defining this as an asset rather than an op that the results will be stored on disk so that the API only needs to be called when a refresh is required?