A database accessible to clients from the cloud and delivered to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud database provider’s servers. Also referred to as Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), cloud databases can use cloud computing to achieve optimized scaling, high availability, multi-tenancy and effective resource allocation.
While a cloud database can be a traditional database such as a MySQL or SQL Server database that has been adopted for cloud use, a native cloud database such as Xeround’s MySQL Cloud database tends to better equipped to optimally use cloud resources and to guarantee scalability as well as availability and stability.
Cloud databases can offer significant advantages over their traditional counterparts, including increased accessibility, automatic failover and fast automated recovery from failures, automated on-the-go scaling, minimal investment and maintenance of in-house hardware, and potentially better performance. At the same time, cloud databases have their share of potential drawbacks, including security and privacy issues as well as the potential loss of or inability to access critical data in the event of a disaster or bankruptcy of the cloud database service provider.
- software license registration
License registration tools and services provide the means for presenting a software developer’s software licenses (also known as an End-User License Agreement, or EULA) to an end user as well as facilitating the transfer of required registration information and consent to the license. Successfully registering a software application often activates the software for legal use […]
- software license management
Software license management refers to the software tools or processes used by an organization to control and document where and how the company’s software products are able to run in order to enforce and ensure compliance with software licenses (also known as an End-User License Agreement, or EULA). License management tools are also employed by […]
- IBM MCIF
IBM’s MCIF, or Measured Capability Improvement Framework, is a set of guidelines and processes developed to help companies more effectively manage, measure and improve their software delivery process. MCIF has now been re-branded as IBM Rational Measured Improvement and is supported by IBM Rational Jazz technology to help facilitate software team collaboration, automation, and reporting.
- Email (Electronic Mail)
Short for electronic mail, email (or e-mail) is defined as the transmission of messages over communications networks. Typically the messages are notes entered from the keyboard or electronic files stored on disk. Most mainframes, minicomputers, and computer networks have an email system. Some electronic mail systems are confined to a single computer system or network, […]
- Apache Hadoop
Hadoop, formally called Apache Hadoop, is an Apache Software Foundation project and open source software platform for scalable, distributed computing. Hadoop can provide fast and reliable analysis of both structured data and unstructured data. Given its capabilities to handle large data sets, it’s often associated with the phrase big data.