A new glossary of terminology related to big data has been created. The authors state that it is an evolving list, and they invite contributions. This “wiki” glossary appears to be very comprehensive, with terms from aggregation to zettabytes.

Big Data Startups brought this article to our attention. Their “An extensive glossary of big data terminology” piqued my interest and I was curious that there were enough terms to justify a glossary. Come to find out, the glossary is more about information technology in general than just specifically data, but it is still helpful. The consistency that can come from using appropriate terminology is the basis of information standards.

A solid standards-based taxonomy results in comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.