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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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.

  • AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO)

    AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is a service from Amazon Web Services that enables IT to manage user access to multiple applications and AWS accounts from a single, centralized console.

  • AWS PrivateLink

    AWS PrivateLink is a networking feature provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that eases and secures connectivity between Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), other Amazon cloud services and on-premises applications.

  • Amazon Transcribe

    Amazon Transcribe is a speech recognition service that transcribes audio files into text.

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Google - Android

This glossary contains terms related to Google software products and cloud services, including Google Docs, Chrome and the Android operating system.

  • APK file (Android Package Kit file format)

    An APK (Android Package Kit) is the file format for applications used on the Android operating system. An APK file includes all of the software program’s code and assets.

  • Android Things

    Android Things is an embedded operating system made by Google for Android-based IoT devices.

  • SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC)

    SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) is the umbrella term for SAP's functional and technical software components that compose its ERP system.

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Microsoft - Windows

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.

  • Windows Defender Application Guard

    Windows Defender Application Guard is a security tool built into Microsoft Edge that isolates browser sessions from the desktop in a virtual machine (VM) to prevent any malicious activity from reaching the desktop.

  • Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD)

    Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) is a subscription-based desktop as a service (DaaS) cloud platform that includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security on select Windows PCs and Windows 10-enabled devices. As the name suggests, Microsoft manages the systems.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed container orchestration service, based on the open source Kubernetes system, which is available on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

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Open Source

This glossary contains terms related to open source software and its administration and management.

  • MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language).

  • Apache Hive

    Apache Hive is an open source data warehouse system for querying and analyzing large data sets that are principally stored in Hadoop files.

  • Zabbix

    Zabbix is an open source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud services.

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Oracle

This glossary contains terms related to Oracle software and cloud services.

  • 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.

  • PeopleSoft

    PeopleSoft is an e-business software product line owned by Oracle.

  • Oracle Autonomous Database

    Oracle Autonomous Database is a cloud-based technology designed to automate many of the routine tasks required to manage Oracle databases, which Oracle says can free up database administrators (DBAs) to do higher-level and more strategic work.

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Salesforce

  • lead scoring

    In the B2B industry, lead scoring is a methodology used by sales and marketing departments to determine the worthiness of leads, or potential customers, by attaching values to them based on their behavior relating to their interest in products or services.

  • marketing automation

    Marketing automation is a type of software that allows companies to effectively target customers with automated marketing messages across channels including email, websites, social media and text messages to generate sales leads.

  • partner relationship management (PRM)

    Partner relationship management (PRM) is a combination of the software, processes and strategies companies use to streamline business processes with partners who sell their products.

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SAP

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 indirect access

    SAP indirect access is the license violation that occurs when SAP customers allow third-party applications to communicate with SAP system data.

  • SAP Cloud Platform

    SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) product that provides a development and runtime environment for cloud applications.

  • SAP

    SAP SE, a global software company, is one of the largest vendors of ERP and other enterprise applications, including SAP HANA. The company is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.

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VMware

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 Partner Network

    The VMware Partner Network is a global channel partner program with benefits and support to provide VMware's virtualization and cloud technology.

  • VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernel operating system that interfaces with agents that run on top of it. ESXi stands for Elastic Sky X Integrated.

  • VMware vRealize Log Insight (formerly vCenter Log Insight)

    VRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data.

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    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

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    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

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  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is storage for noncritical data that does not need to be frequently accessed.

  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage is a provider of enterprise data flash storage solutions designed to substitute for electromechanical disk arrays.

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    A yobibyte (YiB) is a unit of measure used to describe data capacity as part of the binary system of measuring computing and ...

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