This glossary contains definitions related to developing, deploying or selling applications and services on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in the deployment of private and hybrid clouds. Other definitions are related to the software tools and strategies that IT departments use when partnering with Amazon and using AWS as a primary or secondary IT infrastructure.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.
AWS Landing Zone
AWS Landing Zone is software provided by Amazon to help AWS customers set up a secure, multi-account AWS environment.
Amazon Personalize is a low-code recommendation engine that can generate custom recommendations for any application running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.
This glossary contains terms related to Google software products and cloud services, including Google Docs, Chrome and the Android operating system.
Google Pay (Android Pay)
Google Pay is the search company’s electronic wallet and payment service offering.
AWS certification is a level of Amazon Web Services cloud expertise that an IT professional obtains after passing one or more exams the public cloud provider offers.
Apigee, pronounced App-ih-gee, is an API gateway management tool offered by Google to exchange data across cloud services and applications.
This glossary contains terms related to Microsoft software for operating systems, e-mail, collaboration, backup and recovery, server hardware, storage management, infrastructure security and server virtualization.
compliance as a service (CaaS)
Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (MSP) will help an organization meet its regulatory compliance mandates.
Group Policy Object (GPO)
Microsoft’s Group Policy Object (GPO) is a collection of Group Policy settings that defines what a system will look like and how it will behave for a defined group of users.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a managed Data Warehouse-as-a Service (DWaaS) offering provided by Microsoft Azure.
This glossary contains terms related to open source software and its administration and management.
Hadoop is an open source distributed processing framework that manages data processing and storage for big data applications running in clustered systems.
Maven is an Apache Software Foundation build tool for project management that automates Java projects.
This glossary contains terms related to Oracle software and cloud services.
SAP Leonardo is an umbrella brand for SAP’s collection of software and services that organizations can use to develop digital transformation projects.
Oracle Cloud is the database company’s public cloud service offering. Oracle has positioned and tailored its cloud services as the best option to run Oracle databases.
Oracle NoSQL Database
The Oracle NoSQL Database is a nonrelational, horizontally scalable key-value database, with multiple higher-level data abstractions that support data management as binary key-value pairs, JSON objects, and SQL-like tables.
Salesforce Blockchain is a distributed ledger platform designed for customer relationship management (CRM).
Salesforce Customer 360
Salesforce Customer 360 is a cross-cloud customer data platform used to improve the consistency and collaboration among B2C marketing, commerce and service applications.
In customer relationship management (CRM), customer lifecycle is a term used to describe the progression of steps a customer goes through when considering, purchasing, using and maintaining loyalty to a product or service.
This glossary contains terms related to the SAP R/3 system and SAP cloud services. It also contains terms related to SAP software for finance and asset management, cost accounting, production and operations management, as well as business software for vertical industries that require applications to manage such things as supply chain, manufacturing workflows and personnel.
SAP SE is a multinational software corporation that is currently the market leader in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) field.
SAP Business One
SAP Business One is an ERP software platform specifically intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming)
ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is the primary programming language supported on the SAP NetWeaver ABAP application server platform and applications that run on it, such as SAP ERP (formerly R/3), S/4HANA and CRM.
This glossary contains definitions related to VMware virtualization technologies. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used in VMware product and service documentation. Other definitions are related to the strategies that network engineers use when implementing server virtualization, virtual server consolidation and virtual desktop centralization.
VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service)
VMware PKS (VMware Pivotal Container Service) is a managed container service that allows users to simplify, operate and manage Kubernetes clusters in multi-cloud environments.
VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)
VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.
A dedicated cloud is a single-tenant cloud infrastructure, which essentially acts as an isolated, single-tenant public cloud.