Over the last few years, new buzzwords have cropped up in conference rooms across the world as a result of the oceans of data that new and improved technologies can capture. Cloud analytics. Big data. Hadoop. These words are often used to broadly define solutions for unlocking the secrets that monumental amounts of data can hold. You’ve either been in those meetings (heck, you probably used some of those words yourself without fully understanding their meanings), or you have some new work cut out for you as a direct result of those meetings. But really — what do all those phrases actually mean?