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Storage and Data Mgmt

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

Business intelligence - business analytics

This glossary contains definitions related to customer data analytics, predictive analytics, data visualization and operational business intelligence. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used to Hadoop and other software tools used in big data analytics. Other definitions are related to the strategies that business intelligence professionals, data scientists, statisticians and data analysts use to make data-driven decisions.

  • association rules (in data mining)

    Association rules are if-then statements that help to show the probability of relationships between data items within large data sets in various types of databases.

  • SPI model

    SPI is an acronym for the most common cloud computing service models, software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.

  • business intelligence dashboard

    A business intelligence dashboard is a graphical interface that displays the current status of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for an enterprise.

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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.

  • deal registration

    Deal registration is a common feature of vendors' channel partner programs in which a channel partner, such as a value-added reseller (VAR), informs the vendor about a sales lead.

  • customer data integration (CDI)

    Customer data integration (CDI) is the process of defining, consolidating and managing customer information across an organization's business units and systems to achieve a "single version of the truth" for customer data.

  • registered health information technician (RHIT)

    A registered health information technician (RHIT) is a certified professional who stores and verifies the accuracy and completeness of electronic health records.

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Data and data management

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

  • data modeling

    Data modeling is the process of documenting a complex software system design as an easily understood diagram, using text and symbols to represent the way data needs to flow.

  • business intelligence dashboard

    A business intelligence dashboard is a graphical interface that displays the current status of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for an enterprise.

  • OLAP (online analytical processing)

    OLAP (online analytical processing) enables a user to easily and selectively extract and view data from different points-of-view.

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Data backup - disaster 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.

  • backup

    Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe.

  • secondary storage

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

  • off-site backup

    Off-site backup is a method of backing up data to a remote server or to media that is transported off site.

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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.

  • inline deduplication

    Inline deduplication is the removal of redundancies from data before or as it is being written to a backup device.

  • global deduplication

    Global deduplication is a method of preventing redundant data when backing up data to multiple deduplication devices.

  • data management

    Data management is the practice of organizing and maintaining data processes to meet ongoing information lifecycle needs.

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Database management

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

  • data modeling

    Data modeling is the process of documenting a complex software system design as an easily understood diagram, using text and symbols to represent the way data needs to flow.

  • OLAP (online analytical processing)

    OLAP (online analytical processing) enables a user to easily and selectively extract and view data from different points-of-view.

  • data mart (datamart)

    A data mart is a repository of data that is designed to serve a particular community of knowledge workers.

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Enterprise 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).

  • cloud content management

    Cloud content management is the process of collecting, delivering, retrieving, governing and managing information within a cloud-based hosting environment.

  • automatic content classification

    Automatic content classification is a process for managing text and unstructured information by categorizing or clustering text.

  • CDN (content delivery network)

    A CDN (content delivery network), also called a content distribution network, is a group of geographically distributed and interconnected servers that provide cached internet content from a network location closest to a user to accelerate its delivery.

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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.

  • secondary storage

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

  • Fibre Channel

    Fibre Channel is a high-speed networking technology primarily used for transmitting data among data centers, computer servers, switches and storage at data rates of up to 128 Gbps.

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve data from centralized disk capacity.

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Solid state storage

This glossary contains definitions related to solid state storage. Some definitions explain the meaning of words used to describe flash storage in consumer technology. Other definitions are related to the capabilities of solid-state applications and the role of all-flash arrays in enterprise storage. Visit <a href="https://searchsolidstatestorage.techtarget.com/">SearchSolidStateStorage.com</a> to learn about the tools and strategies that will help you build a solid state storage architecture and manage solid state drives (SSDs).

  • Pure Storage

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

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • SSD write cycle

    An SSD write cycle is the process of programming data to a NAND flash memory chip in a solid-state storage device.

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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.

  • tiered storage

    Tiered storage is a way to assign different categories of data to various types of storage media with the objective of reducing the total cost of storage.

  • Flash Storage

    Flash storage is any type of drive, repository or system that uses flash memory to keep data for an extended period of time.

  • Fibre Channel

    Fibre Channel is a high-speed networking technology primarily used for transmitting data among data centers, computer servers, switches and storage at data rates of up to 128 Gbps.

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  • virtual disaster recovery

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

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

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

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    An exbibyte (EiB) is a unit used to measure data capacity.

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    A zebibyte (ZiB) is a unit used to measure computing and storage capacity.

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