CockroachDB Glossary

Machine / Server

Note: This term may have other meanings in other contexts. Here, we are defining it in the context of a distributed database.

What is a machine or server?

A machine is just a computer. It can live in a data warehouse or on-prem. It can vary in computing power and storage abilities. Typically, the machines that live in data warehouses to be used for cloud purposes are much smaller with less power than mainframes.

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