Imhotep - Data Analytics Platform by Indeed

Terminology

aggregate function

The process of adding summary data to a dataset.

document

A collection of data related to one entity, such as a person or company. A document is similar to a database record or a row in a database table.

field

A component of your dataset that contains a single attribute of the dataset. A field is similar to a column in a database table. In IQL, you reference fields in where, group by and select.

dataset

Your data files that TSV Uploader has converted so that Imhotep can access the data. In IQL, you select the dataset in from.

metric

A numeric field in your document.

shard

Data that has been partitioned horizontally (based on time) such that datasets can reside on multiple servers. Distributing the dataset across multiple machines allows processing times to be faster.