No, this is not yet another uber-complex glossary for data terms.
Think of the wiki as a fun, helpful encyclopedia for the data universe. Here’s our story.
Why did we build The Atlan Data Wiki?
The world of data is unique, complex and ever-changing. And full of jargon. That makes it challenging for someone who’s starting out in the data universe.
That’s why we at Atlan decided to do something about it.
We started an internal initiative to serve as a knowledge base for data teams and professionals (aka the humans of data) everywhere—explaining topics in the data universe in the simplest possible manner. The goal was to make learning about the data universe fun and easy.
And that’s how The Data Wiki was born! (Shout out to the folks at Gitbook for building the incredible tool that hosts the wiki. 🙌)
Since, at Atlan, we’re all about community, we wanted to open it up for humans of data everywhere. Today we’re making it official—The Data Wiki is now public and open for all!
Take a look at some of the terms we cover:
- Algorithms, such as linear and logistic regression
- Big data technologies, such as Hadoop and Spark
- Data lifecycle stages such as data acquisition and data science
- Data repositories, such as data lakes and data warehouses
- Libraries, such as NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-learn and TensorFlow
- Project Jupyter
- Roles in data teams, such as data scientist, data engineer and CDO
How does the wiki work?
Using the wiki is simple. Just search for the term you want to learn about and click on the page you’d like to read. (Look for the 🔍 icon at the top right corner.)
Or browse through all the categories via the menu on the left.
What if the term I’m looking for doesn’t exist?
Short answer: Help us write it!
Part of the reason why we’re taking the Wiki public is because it needs all hands on deck. With so much jargon to slay, we believe the best way forward is to work with the community.
Become a contributor
You can become a contributor to the wiki by sending us your request here. (Please make sure you give us your best email address so that we can reach out to you.)
We give credits to all of our contributors and editors. (Here are all the amazing individuals who helped us build the wiki so far.)
Well, that’s our story.
We’re hoping that eventually, The Atlan Data Wiki becomes the largest knowledge base for data teams and humans of data everywhere.
So, without further ado, check out the wiki (we’re on Product Hunt!) and tell us what you think in the comments section below.