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sharding

Sharding is a type of database partitioning that is used to separate very large databases the into smaller, faster, more easily managed pieces called data shards. More

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"Database sharding isn’t anything like clustering database servers, virtualizing datastores or partitioning tables. It goes far beyond all of that." - Jason Tee

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    hybrid flash array

    A hybrid  flash array is a solid state storage disk system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives.

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buffer overflow

A buffer overflow occurs when a program attempts to write more data to a fixed length block of memory, or buffer, than the buffer is allocated to hold. Buffer overflow exploits may enable remote ex...