Enterprise software terminology is too often mired in confusion. I hope to lessen that by publishing a series of web pages that define and describe various industry terms, with one or several paragraphs per subject, and plenty of internal and external links.
Absent a better name, I’ll refer to this as an “analytic glossary”. I want users of the analytic glossary to learn or confirm:
- What terms mean.
- Which products exemplify which product categories.
- Which additional subjects to look into.
I will do or closely direct the core writing myself. I may hire outside help for ancillary tasks, such as adding links, or for various kinds of wordsmithing.
All this presupposes a site redesign, which hasn’t begun. But I’ve started to draft the content. As I do, I’ll post it here. And I very much want you to comment.
If you think I got something wrong or left anything out — even if it’s just a nuance — please speak up! Later, when the glossary pages are live, I’ll link them back to the original blog post discussions. Thus, your comments will be part of the permanent glossary record.
Analytic glossary draft sections posted so far
- Analytic platform
- Data warehouse appliance
- Database management system (DBMS)
- Hybrid in-memory DBMS
- In-database analytics
- In-memory DBMS
- Memory-centric data management
- Relational database management system (RDBMS)