(1) To temporarily render inactive. This refers to many areas in computing such as hardware (to quiesce a device). The time taken to render the device inactive is called the quiesce time. The term quiesce is applied outside of hardware and device suspension and it can refer to a voluntary inactivation of an entire computer system, an e-mail or forum discussion thread or an application.
(2) In all caps, QUIESCE is the command line. Quiesce is a database function similar to restricted or admin mode. In quiesced mode, it allows database administrators to perform maintenance tasks in an exclusive or controlled mode.
To exit a program in an orderly way. Compare with abort, which exits a program in an unorderly fashion.
- RADIUS Server
Short for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, an authentication and accounting system used by many Internet Service Providers (ISPs). When you dial in to the ISP you must enter your username and password. This information is passed to a RADIUS server, which checks that the information is correct, and then authorizes access to the ISP […]
- RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAID is short for redundant array of independent disks. Originally, the term RAID was defined as redundant array of inexpensive disks, but now it usually refers to a redundant array of independent disks. RAID storage uses multiple disks in order to provide fault tolerance, to improve overall performance, and to increase storage capacity in a […]
Short for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Databases (Db), RAIDb is a standard for combining multiple database instances into an array of databases. RAIDb was derived from two technologies; Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) and computing clusters to provide better performance and fault tolerance than a single database would, with the benefits of a distributed […]
Short for Redundant Array of Independent Nodes, RAIN is a data storage and protection system architecture. It uses an open architecture that combines standard computing and networking hardware with management software to create a system that is more distributed and scalable. RAIN is based on the idea of linking RAID nodes together into a larger […]