Data Management/Data Warehousing Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing data management and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • C

    consumer privacy (customer privacy)

    Consumer privacy, also known as customer privacy, involves the handling and protection of sensitive personal information that individuals provide in the course of everyday transactions.

  • corporate performance management (CPM)

    Corporate performance management (CPM) is the area of business intelligence involved with monitoring and managing an organization's performance... (Continued)

  • CouchDB

    CouchDB is an open source document-oriented database based on common web standards. NoSQL databases are useful for very large sets of distributed data, especially for the large amounts of non-uniform data in various formats that is characteristic of Web-based data.

  • CRUD cycle (Create, Read, Update and Delete Cycle)

    The CRUD cycle describes the elemental functions of a persistent database in a computer.

  • customer data integration (CDI)

    Customer data integration (CDI) is the process of defining, consolidating and managing customer information across an organization's business units and systems to achieve a "single version of the truth" for customer data.

  • D

    dark data

    Dark data is digital information that is not being used. Consulting and market research company Gartner Inc. describes dark data as "information assets that an organization collects, processes and stores in the course of its regular business activity, but generally fails to use for other purposes."

  • data

    In computing, data is information that has been translated into a form that is efficient for movement or processing.

  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • data catalog

    A data catalog is a metadata management tool designed to help organizations find and manage large amounts of data – including tables, files and databases – stored in their ERP, human resources, finance and e-commerce systems as well as other sources like social media feeds.

  • data classification

    Data classification is the process of organizing data into categories for its most effective and efficient use. A well-planned data classification system makes essential data easy to find and retrieve.

  • data dredging (data fishing)

    Data dredging, sometimes referred to as data fishing is a data mining practice in which large volumes of data are searched to find any possible relationships between data...

  • data engineer

    A data engineer is a worker whose primary job responsibilities involve preparing data for analytical or operational uses.

  • data federation software

    Data federation software is programming that provides an organization with the ability to collect data from disparate sources and aggregate it in a virtual database where it can be used for business intelligence (BI) or other analysis.

  • data governance (DG)

    Data governance (DG) is the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity and security of data used in an enterprise. A sound data governance program includes a governing body or council, a defined set of procedures and a plan to execute those procedures.

  • data management

    Data management is the practice of organizing and maintaining data processes to meet ongoing information lifecycle needs.

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