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Glossary of Terms Adaptive Server Anywhere

A product of Sybase, Inc., and the database management system that CDS uses.

CDS

Client Data System®, a registered trademark.

Client/Server

Client/Server technology is the basis for the design of software and hardware architectures that support shared processing between a server and a workstation. Shared processing results in increased system speed and performance over traditional methods where the workstation is burdened with all of the processing. The client/server architecture of Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.0 exemplifies the principles of this technology and provides superior performance as a DBMS.

With traditional network databases, individual workstation resources are used to locate and retrieve data from the server. The Client/Server architecture allows the workstation to retain most of its resources by just sending requests for information to the server. The server then uses its own resources to process the request and return the requested data to the workstation. This also improves system and program performance by cutting down on network traffic.

Default

A setting or choice that will be used unless it is changed. For example, CDS workstation files are installed, by default, in the C:\Program Files\CDSWin directory.

Desktop

The CDS desktop is the first window that appears after logging in to the CDS program and the starting point for access to all other areas of the program.

Path

A path is the logical route to a drive, directory, or file on a computer.

Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-peer is a term that describes a network of two or more computers where each computer acts as a server to other computers on the same network. The computer where a server-based program is installed in this type of network is often referred to as a non-dedicated server.

User Profile

The User Profile contains the privileges and preferences assigned to a CDS user (i.e., Database name, linked Contact or Agent record, customization details, etc.).

Client Data System® v4.3 - Installation Guide for Workstations Revised: 10-11-04 Page 18

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