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The Data Access Handbook: Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability by Robert A. Steward, John Goodson

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Glossary

A

active connections

In the context of connection pooling, connections that are currently in use by the application. See also idle connections

B

bandwidth

The amount of data that can be transferred from one point on the network to another in a specified period. Bandwidth is usually expressed in bits (of data) per second (bps).

benchmark

A test that measures the performance of an application or system on a well-defined task or set of tasks.

big endian

A byte order method used to store multibyte data, such as long integers, in memory. Big endian machines store data in memory big-end first. The first byte is the biggest. See also endianness and little endian.

boxing

A process that occurs in Java and .NET when a data type is wrapped in ...

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