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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS is a collection of cloud computing services which is offered by Amazon. Amazon Web Services offers majorly three services span i.e. PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS models of cloud computing.


Auto-scaling makes full surety that you are having the right number of Amazon EC2 instances that are available to manage the application load.


Azure is a public cloud computing platform offered by Microsoft. It offers services like storage, computing, networking and analytics.


Application Programming Interface (API) is an endpoint which is exposed in the programming languages that provides important feature or behavior.

Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework that is used for storing and processing a larger set of data.

Adaptive Enterprise

Adaptive enterprises are flexible and have full capabilities to change and adjust in real-time by changing routines and practices in response to the environmental changes. Adaptive organizations continuously evolving in the global economy time and their services or products never being obsolete.


Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS)

Backend as a service (BaaS) or mobile backend as a service (mBaaS) is a cloud computing model under which the vendor offers web and mobile app developers  with services and tools to build a cloud backend for their apps. BaaS uses custom SDKs and APIs for giving developers the ability to connect their apps to backend cloud storage and features like push notifications, user management, and social network integration.

Big Data

Big data is a huge term used for describing unconventional data sets that are either too large or too complex to deal with the use of traditional data-processing techniques.

BASE (basic availability, soft state, eventual consistency)

The BASE is an approach for storing that divides physical or virtual storage medium into independently addressable chunks that increases the overall performance by narrowing the search space for the store or retrieves operation which is accessed via logical abstraction layer that adds metadata.


CAP Theorem

It is a distributed system that can offer only two out of the three top benefits that are - availability, consistency and partition tolerance.

Cloud Application

A cloud application is a kind of application that runs on the cloud.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing provides access to applications and data from any location and any device worldwide with an internet connection. It offers businesses with scalable computing resources by saving them for acquiring and maintaining.

Centralized Logging Solution

Centralized logging solution can enable programmers and admins for viewing, comparing and correlating logs easily from diverse servers at the same place.

Cloud Architecture

Components that are needed for cloud computing include a front-end and back-end platform, a network and a cloud-based delivery.

Circuit Breaker

It has a cloud-native design pattern for building and operating scalable and resilient microservices.

Cloud Broker

Cloud broker abstracts away from the details provided to provide users easy access for cloud computing resources that will provide simplified API or Human UI, data lifecycle management and focused service integrations and aggregations.

Cloud Migration

It is a process of moving apps and data from an onsite computer to the cloud. Also, it includes moving data from one cloud environment to the other one.

Cloud-Native Application

Cloud-native application takes advantage of the cloud environment i.e. high availability and scalability.

Cloud-Native Middleware

Cloud-native middleware framework or product leverages the cloud-native design patterns, concepts and cloud platforms.


Co-location is a data centre that offers rental space, network connections, cooling, power and security for servers for managing and maintaining.


It is a kind of resource isolation at the OS level in the user space. Isolated elements vary by containerization strategy and include disk quota, file system, CPU and memory, I/O rate, network access and root privileges. More Lightweight than machine level virtualization and sufficient for isolation requirement sets.

Container Image

A container image acts as a snapshot of a container. They are created using a build optimized per user, can decrease transport time and network load, simplify per-machine resource management and prevent DoS by distributing requests.

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Physically distributed servers that offer content along paths optimized per user can decrease the transport time and network load, simplify per-machine resource management and can prevent DoS by distributing requests.

Cloud Foundry

It is an open-source cloud platform as a service that was developed as a joint venture between EMC, VMware, General Electric and currently is owned by Pivotel Software.

Cloud Backup

It is the process of backing up data to a cloud-based and remote server.

Cloud Marketplace

It is an online marketplace which is operated by a CSP (Cloud Service Provider) where customer browses and subscribe to software applications and developer services which are built on and integrated with supplement the CSP’s main offering.

Cloud Washing

Cloud washing is a marketing technique that is used for rebranding old products by connecting them to the cloud.

Cloud Service Provider

CSP is a company that provides cloud computing services like IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to individuals and different businesses.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

It is an application that allows businesses to manage their relationships with current and future customers by providing the business with different tools to manage customer service, sales, and technical support roles.

Cloud Engineer

There is a lot of demand for Cloud Engineers in the market as it is an IT professional who is responsible for performing any duties which are related to cloud computing that includes planning, designing, management and maintenance.

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