Data Transfer Project (DTP)

The Data Transfer Project (DTP) is a initiative led by Google with the participation of Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter with the goal of developing a common infrastructure for the transfer of data between platforms. The project is based on the premise that users should be able to move their data between different online services without … Read more

Data exfiltration (data extrusion)

Data exfiltration, also known as data extrusion, is the unauthorized transfer of data from a computer system. This can be done either through physical means, such as copying data to a removable storage device, or through network means, such as sending data over the internet. Data exfiltration can be used to steal confidential information, to … Read more

Uplift modeling

Uplift modeling is a statistical technique used to estimate the incremental effect of a treatment, policy, or other intervention. Uplift models predict the probability that a target unit will respond to an intervention, and can be used to identify the target units most likely to respond. Uplift models are used in a variety of fields, … Read more

United States Census

The United States Census is the process of counting the population of the United States. This process is conducted every ten years, and the results are used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. The data collected in the census is also used to distribute federal funds to … Read more

Core banking system

A core banking system (CBS) is the software used to support a bank’s most common transactions. This can include things like deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and account management. The CBS is the backbone of a bank’s operations, and as such, it is critical that it is secure, stable, and scalable. A CBS is usually implemented as … Read more

Historical data

Historical data refers to data that is collected from the past. This data can be used to track trends and patterns over time. Historical data can be used to predict future trends and patterns. Where can I get historical data? There are a number of sources for historical data, both online and offline. Some of … Read more

Data loss prevention (DLP)

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a term used to describe a set of processes and technologies that are designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of data. Typically, DLP solutions are deployed to prevent sensitive data from being leaked outside of an organization, either accidentally or deliberately. DLP solutions typically work by identifying sensitive data and … Read more

Data residency (data sovereignty)

Data residency refers to the physical location of where data is stored. Data sovereignty is the concept that data should be stored within the borders of the country where it was collected. This is important for two reasons: 1) to ensure that the data is subject to the laws of that country, and 2) to … Read more

Digital Negative (DNG)

A digital negative (DNG) is a file format for storing raw image data from a digital camera. It was developed by Adobe in order to provide a more open standard for raw image files, as well as to address some of the deficiencies of the proprietary raw formats used by some camera manufacturers. DNG is … Read more


Metadata is data that provides information about other data. In other words, it is data about data. The term is typically used in reference to databases, and the metadata for a given database can provide information about the structure of the database, as well as the data it contains. Metadata can be divided into two … Read more