BIG Data Jargon

If you are new to the field, Big Data can be intimidating!

Let’s focus on some key terms to impress your your boss, your family, or whoever.

Batch processing: Even though Batch data processing has been around since mainframe days, it gained additional significance with Big Data given the large data sets that it deals with. Batch data processing is an efficient way of processing high volumes of data where a group of transactions is collected over a period of time. Hadoop, which I’ll describe later, is focused on batch data processing.

Cassandra is a popular open source database management system managed by The Apache Software Foundation. Apache can be credited with many big data technologies and Cassandra was designed to handle large volumes of data across distributed servers.

Cloud computing: Well, cloud computing has become ubiquitous so it may not be needed here but I included just for completeness sake. It’s essentially software and/or data hosted and running on remote servers and accessible from anywhere on the internet.

More to follow…

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