(1) A named collection of data in an IBM mainframe operating system. A data set in an IBM mainframe is the equivalent of a file in other operating systems, such as Mac OS, Windows and UNIX, for PCs.
(2) A deprecated term for modem.
- Data Structure
In programming, the term data structure refers to a scheme for organizing related pieces of information. The basic types of data structures include: files lists arrays records trees tables Each of these basic structures has many variations and allows different operations to be performed on the data.
- Data Synchronization
Data synchronization technologies are designed to synchronize a single set of data between two or more devices, automatically copying changes back and forth. For example, a user’s contact list on one mobile device can be synchronized with other mobile devices or computers. Data synchronization can be local synchronization where the device and computer are side-by-side […]
- Data Transfer Rate
The speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another. Data rates are often measured in megabits (million bits) or megabytes (million bytes) per second. These are usually abbreviated as Mbps and MBps,respectively. Another term for data transfer rate is throughput.
- Data Type
In programming, classification of a particular type of information. It is easy for humans to distinguish between different types of data. We can usually tell at a glance whether a number is a percentage, a time, or an amount of money. We do this through special symbols — %, :, and $ — that indicate […]
- data vaulting
The process of sending data off-site, where it can be protected from hardware failures, theft, and other threats. Several companies now provide Web backup services that will compress, encrypt, and periodically transmit a customer’s data to a remote vault. In most cases the vaults will feature auxiliary power supplies, powerful computers, and manned security. Also […]