June 30, 2013
IDN, LOL, ASAP, AFAIK, …
OK, not everyone is up to speed with all the acronyms and abbreviations in use today, whether they are computer related or used in a text message from your 15-year-old offspring. So here is a short guide to some of the most common c‑tree abbreviations used.
Core c‑treeACE Technology
- CTA – c‑treeACE Database Technology. The fastest and most reliable database technology available used by thousands of companies world wide.
- OLTP – OnLine Transaction Processing. Transaction processing enabled applications as supported by c‑treeACE database technology. For example, a banking transaction is frequently comprised as a single business unit transaction. These are oftentimes measured in transactions per second (TPS).
- ISAM – Incremental Sequential Access Method. A high-performance method of quickly accessing data based on a key lookup retrieval. c‑treeACE has long supported this method of direct record access.
- IFIL/IIDX/ISEG – Incremental ISAM Structures. IFIL, IIDX and ISEG resources are specialized ISAM structures embedded directly into c‑treeACE data files and collectively describe the hierarchical data and index file relationships. These resources are essential in maintaining the integrity of indexes to the data. They also permit a single call to the data engine to update a record and all of it’s key values in a single atomic operation as compared to the low-level routines of past.
- DODA – Data Object Definition Array. The c‑treeACE DODA resource is frequently referred to as the data schema. The DODAgives field level type definitions to the data records found in the data file.
c‑treeACE Implementation Models
- MTC – Multithreaded Client. FairCom’s multithreaded client model permits advanced multithreading access the c‑treeACE Server from within applications.
- FPUTFGET – Force Put Force Get. The c‑treeACE multiuser standalone model. This model forces each direct file access to disk. While a popular “workgroup” type of technology, it does limit the number of connections to the data files as well as lacks many advanced server based features such as transaction processing, live backups, encryption and replication of data.
- STD – Standalone. FairCom’s single user standalone database model links the core c‑treeACE database engine to simple single user applications. This model does not support multiple simultaneous accesses to data.
c‑treeACE Interface Technologies
- SQL – Structured Query Language.
- COBOL – COmmon Business Oriented Language.
- CTDB – c‑tree Database API Layer.
- JTDB – c‑tree Database for Java API Layer.
- ODBC – Open Database Connectivity.
- JDBC – Java Database Connectivity.
Advanced c‑treeACE Features
- MRT – Multi-Record Tables. New c‑treeACE V10 MRT support brings relational data access to previously non-relational data.
- IICT – Independent Immediate Commit Transaction. New c‑treeACE V10 feature enabling a dedicated transaction within an existing transaction. However, while the outer transaction may abort, this inner transaction remains committed as compared to a traditional nested transaction.
- DAR – Direct Access Resource. The DAR is a specialized high speed c‑treeACE resource for values that have potentially high rates of updates. The IDENTITY attribute for numeric columns is one such case.
- AES – Advanced Encryption Standard. The Federal U.S. government advanced encryption standard, currently Rijndael. AES is a block cipher available in 128, 256, and 512 bit strengths with the c‑treeACE Server (16, 24 and 32 byte respectively).
- VSS – Volume Shadow Service. A Microsoft technology that provides the backup infrastructure of Windows for creating consistent point-in-time copies of data. c‑treeACE V10 can be VSS enabled to allow third party backup options effectively back up c‑tree data with complete integrity.
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- IDK – I Don’t Know. Never a problem with c‑treeACE database technology. Your friendly FairCom support team is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call today and let them help you with your database challenges.