Data Science Terminology: 26 Key Concepts Everyone Should Understand (Part I)

Data science is the theory and practice powering the data-driven transformations we are seeing across industry and society today. Artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, and predictive analytics are just a few of the breakthroughs that have been made thanks to our ever-growing ability to collect and analyze data. Just as with big data (see my terminology pieces here: Part I,

Big Data Terminology: 16 Key Concepts Everyone Should Understand (Part I)

These definitions are for anyone who wants to know more about Big Data and of which they should have a general understanding. As-a-Service Infrastructure Data-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, these all refer to the idea that rather than selling data, licences to use data, or platforms for running Big Data technology, it can be provided “as-a-service,” rather than as a distinct product.