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**Algorithms** – a mathematical formula that can perform certain analyses on data

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*Source: BigData-Startup, 20 September 2013 09:00:36, http://www.bigdata-startups.com/abc-big-data-glossary-terminology *

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**algorithm** - A mathematical formula placed in software that performs an analysis on a set of data.

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*Source: DataInformed, 15 October 2013 09:24:35, http://data-informed.com/glossary-of-big-data-terms/ *

**Algorithm** - An algorithm is a formula or set of steps for solving a particular problem. Algorithmic steps can range from simple yes / no logic to complicated mathematical formulae. They can be expressed in any language, from natural languages like English to programming languages like C#.

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*Jamie Turner, 15 December 2014 11:13:01, http://blog.triggar.com/a-z-of-big-data-learn-the-lingo/ *

**Algorithm** - A mathematical formula or statistical process run by software to perform an analysis of data. It usually consists of multiple calculations steps and can be used to automatically process data or solve problems.

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*Bernard Marr, 20 December 2014 10:40:37, http://smartdatacollective.com/bernardmarr/287086/big-data-22-key-terms-everyone-should-understand/ *

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