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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.

  • business intelligence (BI)

    Business intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and delivering actionable information that helps executives, managers and workers make informed business decisions.

  • business process management (BPM)

    Business process management (BPM) is the discipline of improving a business process from end to end by analyzing it, modelling how it works in different scenarios, executing improvements, monitoring the improved process and continually optimizing it.

  • association rules

    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.

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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 mining

    Data mining is the process of sorting through large data sets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through data analysis.

  • correlation

    Correlation is a statistical measure that indicates the extent to which two or more variables fluctuate in relation to each other.

  • statistical analysis

    Statistical analysis is the collection and interpretation of data, to uncover patterns and trends.

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Data and data management

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

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

  • data mining

    Data mining is the process of sorting through large data sets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through data analysis.

  • virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a physical storage area network (SAN).

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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.

  • What is cloud backup and how does it work?

    Cloud backup, also known as online backup or remote backup, is a strategy for backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to an off-site server and storage system.

  • Full Backup

    A full backup is the process of making at least one additional copy of all data files that an organization wishes to protect in a single backup operation.

  • Differential Backup

    A differential backup is a type of data backup method that copies all of the files that have changed since the last full backup was performed.

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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 center

    A data center (or datacenter) is a facility composed of networked computers and storage that businesses and other organizations use to organize, process, store and disseminate large amounts of data.

  • What is data management and why is it important?

    Data management is the process of ingesting, storing, organizing and maintaining the data created and collected by an organization, as explained in this in-depth look at the process.

  • data deduplication

    Data deduplication -- often called intelligent compression or single-instance storage -- is a process that eliminates redundant copies of data and reduces storage overhead.

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Database management

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

  • employee self-service (ESS)

    Employee self-service (ESS) is a widely used human resources technology that enables employees to perform many job-related functions, such as applying for reimbursement, updating personal information and accessing company benefits information -- which was once largely paper-based, or otherwise would have been maintained by management or administrative staff.

  • data mining

    Data mining is the process of sorting through large data sets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through data analysis.

  • virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a physical storage area network (SAN).

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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).

  • COSO cube

    The COSO cube is a diagram that shows the relationship among all parts of an internal control system.

  • enterprise content services

    Enterprise content services are the evolution of enterprise content management (ECM); their goal is to adapt to the changing needs of enterprises and the emergence of new technologies, such as cloud computing.

  • content marketing platform (CMP)

    A content marketing platform (CMP) is a software solution that helps content marketing teams plan, envision, collaborate and create materials that successfully raise brand awareness, improve lead generation and increase revenue.

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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.

  • unified storage (multiprotocol storage)

    Unified storage -- sometimes called network unified storage or multiprotocol storage -- is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device.

  • virtual storage area network (VSAN)

    A virtual storage area network (VSAN) is a logical partition in a physical storage area network (SAN).

  • Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

    Western Digital Corporation (often referred to as WDC, Western Digital) is a data storage device manufacturer founded in 1970 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

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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).

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification and is used in internally mounted storage expansion cards of a small form factor.

  • hybrid flash array

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

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of non-volatile storage technologies.

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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.

  • FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)

    FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is a storage protocol that enable Fibre Channel (FC) communications to run directly over Ethernet.

  • Fibre Channel switch (FC switch)

    A Fibre Channel switch is a networking device that is compatible with the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol and designed for use in a dedicated storage area network (SAN).

  • unified storage (multiprotocol storage)

    Unified storage -- sometimes called network unified storage or multiprotocol storage -- is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device.

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SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

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