A filter that selectively includes or excludes certain values. For example, when defining a database field, it is possible to assign a mask that indicates what sort of value the field should hold. Values that do not conform to the mask cannot be entered.
- mask pitch
In color monitors, the distance between holes in the shadow mask. The mask pitch is essentially the same as the dot pitch, but it’s measured on the mask rather than on the screen. The mask pitch is generally about.30 millimeters (mm). The tighter the mask pitch, the sharper the image.
- masquerade attack
In system security masquerade attack is a type of attack in which one system assumes the identity of another.
- mass storage
Refers to various techniques and devices for storing large amounts of data. The earliest storage devices were punched paper cards, which were used as early as 1804 to control silk-weaving looms. Modern mass storage devices include all types of disk drives and tape drives. Mass storage is distinct from memory, which refers to temporary storage […]
- Massive Array of Idle Disks
In storage terminology a massive array of idle disks, or MAID as it is abbreviated, is a technology that uses a large group of hard disk drives, hundreds or even thousands, with only those drives that are needed actively spinning at any given time. MAID is a storage system solution that reduces both wear on […]
- master data
Also called reference data master data is any information that is considered to play a key role in the core operation of a business. Master data may include data about clients and customers, employees, inventory, suppliers, analytics and more. Master data is typically shared by multiple users and groups across an organization and stored on […]