Cloud applications Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing cloud applications and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • C

    consumption-based pricing model

    A consumption-based pricing model is a service provision and payment scheme in which the customer pays according to the resources used.

  • D

    data as a service

    Data as a Service (DaaS) is an information provision and distribution model in which data files (including text, images, sounds, and videos) are made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

  • data portability

    Data portability is the ability to move data among different application programs, computing environments or cloud services.

  • data silo

    A data silo exists when an organization's departments and systems cannot, or do not, communicate freely with one another and encourage the sharing of business-relevant data.

  • Dell Boomi

    Dell Boomi is a Software as a Service (SaaS) integration vendor that provides its AtomSphere technology to a host of industry giants, including Salesforce.com, NetSuite, SuccessFactors and SAP.

  • F

    FaaS (Framework as a Service)

    FaaS (framework as a service) is a service offering that falls somewhere between SaaS (software as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service).

  • H

    Host Analytics

    Host Analytics is a provider of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) software.

  • I

    IBM SmartCloud

    IBM SmartCloud is a line of enterprise-class cloud computing technologies and services for building and using private, public and hybrid clouds.

  • integration as a service

    Integration as a Service (IaaS) is a delivery model that puts system integration into the cloud.

  • iPaaS (integration platform as a service)

    Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a set of automated tools for connecting software applications that are deployed in different environments. iPaaS is often used by large business-to-business (B2B) enterprises that need to integrate on-premises applications and data with cloud applications and data.

  • J

    Jitterbit

    Jitterbit is a commercial software integration product that facilitates transport between legacy, enterprise, and on-demand computing applications.

  • K

    Kapow

    Kapow is a company that provides an API (application program interface) called Katalyst to migrate digital content in the cloud between diverse applications or databases.

  • M

    mobile cloud

    The mobile cloud is Internet-based data, applications and related services accessed through smartphones, laptop computers, tablets and other portable devices.

  • N

    NoOps

    NoOps (no operations) is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. 

  • O

    OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP)

    OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP) is a specification intended to foster interoperability between cloud environments and to simplify the management of cloud applications.

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