Glossary

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TERM DESCRIPTION
Authentication Authentication is the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is declared to be
ETL ETL is short for extract, transform, load, three database functions that are combined into one tool to pull data

out of one database and place it into another database

SAS Enterprise Guide SAS Enterprise Guide enables you to use a single set of object definitions for all SAS applications in your organization
MySQL MySQL is an open-source relational database management system
HD4DP Health Data For Data Providers is a web application developed by HealthData and installed at the site of the data provider that allows the data provider to extract data from the primary system and map that data into one or more data collections (if possible)
HD4RES Health Data For RESearchers is an application developed by HealthData and installed at WIV that allows the manager of the data collection to communicate with the data provider without knowing the identification of the patient
OPER Library The OPER Library consists of operational tables where the user can add data and code that can be used in the reporting
JSON JSON is short for JavaScript Object Notation, and is a way to store information in an organized, easy-to-access manner. In a nutshell, it gives us a human readable collection of data that we can access in a really logical manner.
Metadata Metadata is data about data that contains the details about the page, such as the name of the page, or who created it
Push Push technology, or server push, is a style of Internet-based communication where the request for a given transaction is initiated by the publisher or central server
Pull Pull mechanism where the request for the transmission of information is initiated by the receiver or client
Mediawiki MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package
BI Business Intelligence (BI) are the set of strategies, processes, applications, data, products, technologies and technical architectures which are used to support the collection, analysis, presentation and dissemination of business information. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations
Data Warehouse A data warehouse (DW or DWH), is a system used for reporting and data analysis, and is considered a core component of business intelligence.[1] DWs are central repositories of integrated data from one or more disparate sources. They store current and historical data and are used for creating analytical reports for knowledge workers throughout the enterprise
RDS Remote Desktop Services (RDS), known as Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and earlier,[1] is one of the components of Microsoft Windows that allows a user to take control of a remote computer or virtual machine over a network connection. With RDS, only software user interfaces are transferred to the client system. All input from the client system is transmitted to the server, where software execution takes place.