Data management tools Definitions

  • A

    access method

    In computing, an access method is a program or a hardware mechanism that moves data between the computer and an outlying device such as a hard disk (or other form of storage) or a display terminal.

  • address space

    Address space is the amount of memory allocated for all possible addresses for a computational entity, such as a device, a file, a server, or a networked computer.

  • Andrew file system (AFS)

    An Andrew file system (AFS) is a location-independent file system that uses a local cache to reduce the workload and increase the performance of a distributed computing environment.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization patterns.

  • B

    bare metal restore

    In disaster recovery, a bare metal restore is the process of reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure.

  • buffer flush

    A buffer flush is the transfer of computer data from a temporary storage area to the computer's permanent memory.

  • bus

    In a computer or on a network, a bus is a transmission path on which signals are dropped off or picked up at every device attached to the line.

  • C

    cache algorithm

    A cache algorithm is a detailed list of instructions that decides which items should be discarded in a computer's cache of information.

  • capacity optimization (CO)

    Capacity optimization (CO) is a technique for getting more data on a storage medium by analyzing the data for unique repetitive patterns that can be stored as and reassembled from shorter symbols.

  • CD burner (CD recorder)

    A CD burner is the informal name for a CD recorder, a device that can record data to a compact disc.

  • CD-Bridge Disc

    A CD-Bridge Disc (sometimes just called a bridge disc) is a compact disc (CD) format that includes extra information on a CD-ROM XA (extended architecture) track, so that the disc can be played on either a CD-i (interactive) player attached to a television, or a CD-ROM XA drive attached to a computer.

  • CD-i (Compact Disc - interactive)

    CD-i (Compact Disc - interactive) is the multimedia CD format specified in 1986 (in the Green Book).

  • CD-Magneto Optical (CD-MO)

    CD-Magneto Optical (CD-MO) is a compact disc format that uses magnetic fields for data storage.

  • CD-R (compact disc, recordable)

    CD-R (for compact disc, recordable) is a type of write once, read many (WORM) compact disc (CD) format that allows one-time recording on a disc.

  • CD-R shelf life

    CD-R shelf life refers to the length of time that a burned compact disc will remain viable once data has been burned onto it... (Continued)

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