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by RedPoint | January 27, 2016

Definition of the Week: YARN

YARN is more than a tall story. It is central to a new generation of Hadoop. YARN – Yet Another Resource Negotiator – is a…

by RedPoint | January 19, 2016

Definition of the Week: MapReduce

MapReduce programs are designed to compute large volumes of data in a parallel fashion. They can divide the workload across hundreds or thousands of servers…

by RedPoint | January 12, 2016

Definition of the Week: First-Party Data

First-party data is simply the company’s own data about their customers. It is information the company itself has gathered about their customer from their web…

by RedPoint | January 6, 2016

Definition of the Week: DaaS

Data as a Service (DaaS) is the framework for providing data access on demand regardless of the user’s geographic location. Sometimes referred to as “reusable…

by RedPoint | December 28, 2015

Definition of the Week: Data Governance

The scope of Data Governance varies from organization to organization as enterprises increasingly use data to support business plans, goals, and decisions. The Data Managers…

by RedPoint | December 21, 2015

Definition of the Week: ETL

Extract, transform, load (ETL) is a process separated into three functions which is used in maintaining databases, particularly in data warehousing. The first process extracts…

by RedPoint | December 16, 2015

Definition of the Week: SEO

SEO, short for Search Engine Optimization, is the process of choosing targeted keyword phrases related to a site’s content to ensure optimal placement of the…

by RedPoint | December 8, 2015

Definition of the Week: Hadoop

According to the Apache Software Foundation, the Hadoop project “…develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework…

by RedPoint | December 3, 2015

Definition of the Week: Data Lake

Data Lake – see also: Data Reservoir and Data Hub A data lake is a central repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its…