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What is data gravity?

The term “data gravity” was first introduced into IT lingo more than a decade ago by software engineer David McCrory. It describes the concept that data and applications are attracted to each other—similar to the attraction between objects explained by the Law of Gravity. McCrory was highlighting the concept that the quantity and the speed at which services, applications, and customers are attracted to data increases as the mass of the data also increases.

People also ask:

1. What is database cloning?

Database cloning is the process by which a copy of an existing database system is made.  It is a best practice adopted by database administrators and other professionals. An example use case would be a copy of the production database cloned for development testing, or reporting, or simply for backup. Another example would be a QA environment where a need  arises to restore an environment to a specific point in time to perform testing. The cloning process is generally tedious, time consuming, and subject to errors. The Pure Storage FlashArray comes with snapshotting capability that users can leverage for a variety of purposes, including cloning databases quickly and easily.

2. What is data reduction?

Data reduction is a capacity optimisation technique in which data is reduced to its simplest possible form to free up capacity on a storage device. There are many ways to reduce data, but the idea is very simple—squeeze as much data into physical storage as possible to maximise capacity.

3. What is an RDBMS?

A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a tool for managing databases that use the relational model of data storage in which structured data is stored in tables consisting of rows and columns. Relational databases come with a number of advantages, including:

  • Ability to quickly access specific data via fast SQL queries
  • Ubiquity of tools, technologies, and expertise for working with relational databases
  • Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) compliance
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