WebSphere eXtreme Scale Primer, part-2 : Terminology/Key words

  •     Key – A Java object instance that identifies a single cache value
  •     Value – A Java object instance that contains the cache data
  •     Map – An interface that stores data as key-value pairs
  •     MapSet – A collection of maps whose entries are logically related
  •     Grid – A collection of map sets
  •     Partition – The concept of splitting data into smaller sections
  •     Shard – The data in a partition is physically stored in shards.
  •     Grid Container – Grid containers host shards
  •     Grid Container Server – A grid container server hosts grid containers
  •     Catalog Server – A catalog server controls grid container servers.