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Dec 9 2013   5:06PM GMT

Word of the Day: JAQL

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Overheard

“Jaql’s query language was inspired by many programming and query languages, including Lisp, SQL, XQuery, and Pig.”Matous Havlena

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is JAQL, a query language for the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data interchange format. Pronounced “jackal,” JAQL is a functional, declarative programming language designed especially for working with large volumes of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data. JSON has found wide use in Web and mobile applications, including large-scale big data and enterprise data warehouse applications. Continued…

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