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Storage and Data Management

Definitions about storage and data management including backup/recovery vocabulary, business intelligence terminology, storage area networks and database management.

Backup and recovery

Terms related to backup and recovery, including definitions about making copies of data and words and phrases about restoring original data after a data loss event.

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation work and testing.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional services that support the deployment of such cloud-based resources.

  • flash storage

    Flash-based storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB drives, smartphones and solid-state drives.

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Business intelligence - business analytics

Terms related to business intelligence, including definitions about business analytics and words and phrases about gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to business data.

  • Qlik

    Qlik is a software company in the self-service business intelligence and data visualization market. It has tools for business users, as well as developers.

  • reputation management

    Reputation management is the practice of attempting to shape public perception of a person or organization by influencing online information about that entity.

  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is an Amazon Web Services cloud server hosting tool that allows a business to provision resources for public cloud IT projects.

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Content management

Terms related to content management, including definitions about enterprise content management and words and phrases about content management applications (CMA) and content management systems (CMS).

  • content delivery network (CDN)

    A content delivery network ensures end users can view and access content quickly. IT teams use a CDN server geographically close to the end user to improve reliability.

  • structured content

    Structured content is a modular approach to managing digital content that uses metadata tags and automation to publish content from a single source to multiple distribution channels.

  • golden ratio (golden mean)

    The golden ratio is a proportion (roughly 1:1.6) that occurs frequently throughout the natural world and is broadly applied across many areas of human endeavor including engineering, architecture, art, interface design and music.

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Customer data management

Terms related to customer data management, including customer data integration (CDI) technology definitions and words and phrases about data quality and data governance.

  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • blockchain

    Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that stores a permanent and tamper-proof record of transaction data. Distributed ledgers can be thought of as a type of database, but unlike traditional databases, distributed ledgers are managed through a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture and do not have a centralized data store.

  • reputation management

    Reputation management is the practice of attempting to shape public perception of a person or organization by influencing online information about that entity.

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Data and data management

Terms related to data, including definitions about data warehousing and words and phrases about data management.

  • smart hard hat

    A smart hard hat is personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to enhance worker performance and safety in construction and related industries through embedded technology.

  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • blockchain

    Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that stores a permanent and tamper-proof record of transaction data. Distributed ledgers can be thought of as a type of database, but unlike traditional databases, distributed ledgers are managed through a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture and do not have a centralized data store.

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Data deduplication

Terms related to data deduplication, including definitions about single-instance storage and words and phrases about eliminating redundant data.

  • data deduplication hardware

    Data deduplication hardware is a storage product that eliminates redundant copies of data and retains one instance to be stored. Although these products are sold as appliances or disk libraries, they include software that performs the deduplication.

  • data deduplication ratio

    To calculate the deduplication ratio, divide the capacity of backed up data before dupliates are removed by the actual capacity used once the backup is complete.

  • data archiving

    Data archiving migrates infrequently used data to low-cost, high-capacity archive storage for long-term retention.

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Database

Terms related to databases, including definitions about relational databases and words and phrases about database management.

  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • blockchain

    Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that stores a permanent and tamper-proof record of transaction data. Distributed ledgers can be thought of as a type of database, but unlike traditional databases, distributed ledgers are managed through a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture and do not have a centralized data store.

  • von Neumann bottleneck

    The von Neumann bottleneck is a limitation on throughput caused by the standard personal computer architecture.

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NAS

Terms related to network-attached storage (NAS), including hard disk storage definitions and words and phrases about file-level computer data storage.

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

  • cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

  • Panasas

    Panasas is a scale-out NAS (network-attached storage) vendor that produces hardware and software for demanding technical and enterprise environments.

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SAN

Terms related to storage area networks, including definitions about SAN management and words and phrases about virtual SANs, Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs.

  • flash storage

    Flash-based storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB drives, smartphones and solid-state drives.

  • backup storage device

    A data storage device for backup makes copies of data actively in use. Should the storage medium fail, the original data is recovered from copies on the backup hardware.

  • NVMe over FC (Nonvolatile Memory Express over Fibre Channel)

    Nonvolatile Memory Express over Fibre Channel enables NVMe-based message commands to transfer data between a host and storage subsystem over an FC network fabric.

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  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

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    SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in ...

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    In a computer, storage is the place where data is held in an electromagnetic or optical form for access by a computer processor.

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    Flash-based storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB ...

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