This site contains terms and definitions from many IBM software and hardware products as well as general computing terms.
See World Wide Web Consortium.
See wait-before-transmitting positive acknowledgment character.
See write-ahead data set.
See Wide Area Information Service.
A list of jobs that have been submitted, but still have uncompleted predecessors. Operations will be included in the waiting list if the JCL is not submitted by the controller and the tracker has been started with HOLDJOB(YES).
The time interval when a thread or an agent is blocked from using a resource and is not using the processor. See also processing time.
Wake on LAN
A technology that enables a user to remotely turn on systems for off-hours maintenance. A result of the Intel-IBM Advanced Manageability Alliance and part of the Wired for Management Baseline Specification, users of this technology can remotely turn on a server and control it across the network, thus saving time on automated software installations, upgrades, disk backups, and virus scans.
See identity wallet.
See wide area network.
See Wireless Application Protocol.
See web archive.
- A section of a double-byte character set (DBCS) where the first byte of the DBCS codes belonging to that section are the same value. According to IBM standards for DBCS codes, there are 190 wards, and each ward has up to 190 points on which DBCS characters can be assigned. See also point.
- See section.
Software that manages the flow of data between one or more data sources and one or more target warehouses. Warehouse agents use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers or the DB2 command line interface (CLI) to communicate with different databases.
warehouse enablement pack
A separately installable part of a Tivoli software product that provides Tivoli Enterprise Data Warehouse functionality. The warehouse enablement pack provides extract, transform, and load programs to populate the central data warehouse and to create data marts as well as customizable reports to answer specific business questions. See also extract, transform, and load.
See warehouse enablement pack.
See web archive.
For programs that are running or resident on backup systems, a configuration in which a copy of the program is installed for backup purposes and started, but is idle. See also cold backup, hot backup.
A keypoint written to the restart data set during controlled shutdown (after all system activity has ceased). During a subsequent warm restart, information in the warm keypoint is used to reestablish system tables to the status they had at controlled shutdown.
- A restart that allows reuse of previously initialized input and output work queues. See also cold start.
- The normal DB2 restart process, which involves reading and processing log records so that data that is under the control of DB2 is consistent. See also cold start.
- See normal restart.
- Initialization of a CICS system using selected system status information obtained during the previous termination.
The operating mode in which DFSMSrmm validates volumes as they are used, issuing warning messages when it discovers errors instead of rejecting volumes. See also manual mode, record-only mode.
A transaction that meets defined warranty criteria and that might be included on a warranty claim, for example, labor use or material use on a work order to repair an asset that is under warranty.
waste water treatment works
See waste water treatment plant.
A list of metrics that each user has chosen to monitor closely. If notification is enabled in Metric Studio, the user will receive email notification of changes to these metrics. Users can also choose to display their watch list as a portlet within Cognos Connection.
A user-defined condition that determines whether a report is delivered to the user. When the rule is run, the output is evaluated and, if it satisfies the condition or rule, the report is delivered by email or news item. Watch rules limit report delivery to those reports containing data of significance to the user.
A model of the software development process in which the constituent activities (such as a concept, requirements, design, implementation, test, installation and checkout phases) occur only once, in sequence, with little or no overlap.
A processing limit value used in flow control. Each queue has a high watermark and a low watermark. The value of the high watermark indicates the greatest number of bytes acceptable on the queue's message list.
A supercomputer, created by IBM, that was the world's first computer to understand questions in natural English, and deliver a single, precise answer. Watson can parse approximately 200 million pages of data in under 3 seconds. See also supercomputer.
- See pass.
- A unit of work with a clearly defined start and stop point. A wave may refer to picking, packing, shipping, or replenishment.
- A document for a parcel carrier that contains details of a shipment.
- See master bill of lading.
See wireless bitmap.
See work breakdown structure.
See Wireless Binary XML.
See write control character.
See WebSphere Common Configuration Model.
WCCmd web service
A web service for a specific WebSphere Commerce command. There can be several of these web services, one for each WebSphere Commerce command to which the server needs to communicate.
See wideband code division multiple access.
See WebSphere Commerce Instance Migration.
See web content management.
See Wireless Data Forum.
A dependency that causes an object to be rebound when another object that it depends on, such as a table or a data type, is dropped or modified. See also strong dependency.
An export that allows several definitions for the same external symbol. Each weak export has an associated key value, which is the size of the data item. The binder chooses the weak export with the largest key value. See also strong export.
weak external reference
A special type of external reference that is not to be resolved by automatic library calls unless an ordinary external reference to the same symbol is found. The external symbol dictionary entry specifies the symbol; the location is unknown.
weakly typed cursor data type
A cursor data type that is not associated with a row data type. A variable or parameter of a weakly typed cursor data type can reference any result set. See also strongly typed cursor data type.
weakly typed distinct type
A distinct type that allows the same operations that would be allowed if the operand data type were the source built-in data type of the weakly typed distinct type. See also distinct type, strongly typed distinct type.
weak password recovery validation
A vulnerability that occurs when a website permits an attacker to illegally acquire or change another user's password. An attacker can thwart a website’s recovery mechanism when the information required to validate a user's identity for recovery is easily guessed or circumvented.
A process that enables two objects with mismatched data types to be compared and data to be assigned to an object defined to accept data of a different type. See also implicit casting, strong typing.
See World Wide Web.
A second generation of services and applications available on the World Wide Web that enable collaboration, information sharing, dynamic service delivery, and interaction. The concept of Web 2.0 typically includes later-generation web-based applications such as wikis and weblogs. Web 2.0 applications look more like desktop applications and are often dynamically data driven rather than comprising static HTML content.
The widget that controls the content of a predefined e-Marketing Spot on a store page. Web activities can display advertising content, merchandising associations, and recommendations from the store catalog.
web activity monitor
In HTTP Server for i5/OS, a function that automatically creates reports (host name or Internet Protocol (IP) address, method, return code, and URL information) about visits to your website.
web administrative client
A web client that is used to perform administrative actions such as adding, viewing, updating, and deleting users, groups, applications, application groups, folders, printers, and storage sets.
An application that is accessible by a web browser and that provides some function beyond static display of information, for instance by allowing the user to query a database. Common components of a web application include HTML pages, JSP pages, and servlets.
web application bridge
A virtual web application that passes request data, including selected HTTP headers, cookies, and POST data, to the content provider. The web application bridge sends the response data back to the requester, including selected HTTP headers, cookies, and POST data. See also bridge.
web archive (WAR)
A compressed file format, defined by the Java EE standard, for storing all the resources required to install and run a web application in a single file. See also enterprise archive, Java archive.
An application that is downloaded from the web each time it is run. The advantage is that the application can be run from any computer, and the software is routinely upgraded and maintained by the hosting organization rather than by each individual user.
web-based System Manager
A graphical user interface (GUI) tool for managing some operating systems, like AIX and i5/OS. Based on the object-oriented (OO) model, web-based System Manager enables users to perform administration tasks by manipulating icons that represent objects on the system, as an alternative to learning and remembering complex commands.
- A live audio or video program that is broadcast over the web.
- To broadcast a live audio or video program over the web.
- A field or control that is on the web page of a web application.
- A servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP) file, or a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) file. One or more web components make up a web module.
Files and other resources that compose a website. Web content may consist of image files, audio files, HTML files, JSP files, style sheets, database entries, or anything you can see on a website.
An adapter to the WebSphere Commerce commands. There can be different types of web controllers, one for each client invocation protocol, such as the HTTP request or WebSphere MQ request.
Web Copy Services
See ESS Copy Services.
See Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning.
Web Map Service (WMS)
A standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database. The specification was developed and first published by the Open Geospatial Consortium in 1999.
web ontology language (OWL)
A language that is used to explicitly represent the meaning of terms in vocabularies and the relationships between those terms. OWL is intended to be used when the information contained in documents is to be processed by applications, as opposed to situations where the content is to be presented only to humans.
Web Ontology Language (OWL)
A language that is used to explicitly represent the meaning of terms in vocabularies and the relationships between those terms. OWL is intended to be used when the information contained in documents needs to be processed by applications, as opposed to situations where the content only needs to be presented to humans. See also ontology.
See HP webOS.
A container for other resources such as source files and metadata that corresponds to the Java EE-defined container structure and hierarchy of files necessary for web applications to be deployed.
web property extension (WPX)
IBM extension to the standard deployment descriptors for web applications. These extensions include Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) filtering and servlet caching.
Any one of the resources that are created during the development of a web application for example web projects, HTML pages, JavaServer Pages (JSP) files, servlets, custom tag libraries, and archive files.
- An application that performs specific tasks and is accessible through open protocols such as HTTP and SOAP.
- A self-contained, self-describing modular application that can be published, discovered, and invoked over a network using standard network protocols. Typically, XML is used to tag the data, SOAP is used to transfer the data, WSDL is used for describing the services available, and UDDI is used for listing what services are available. See also SOAP, Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration, Web Services Description Language.
web service endpoint
An entity that is the destination for web service messages. A web service endpoint has a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) address and is described by a Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) port element.
web service interface
A group of operations described by the content of a Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) 1.1 port element. These operations can provide access to resource properties and metadata. (OASIS)
web services API
See web services application programming interface.
web services application programming interface (web services API)
An application programming interface (API), based on standard technology, that allows the user to access information in Focal Point externally and facilitates integration with other tools.
Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL)
See Business Process Execution Language.
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
An XML-based specification for describing networked services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. See also web service.
Web Services Invocation Language (WSIL)
An XML document format that facilitates the discovery of existing web services and provides a set of rules for how inspection-related information should be made available for consumption.
Web Services Policy Framework (WS-Policy)
A model and framework for describing the capabilities, requirements, and general characteristics of a web service as a policy assertion or a collection of policy assertions. See also policy assertion.
Web Services Resource (WS-Resource)
A stateful resource that provides the data values that a web service requires to execute a message exchange. See also resource property, Web Services Resource Framework.
Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF)
The set of specifications that define the specific rendering of a Web Services Resource (WS-Resource), the association of that resource with the web service interface, and the messages that define the querying and updating of the properties of that resource. See also Web Services Resource.
Web Services Security (WS-Security)
A flexible standard that is used to secure web services at the message level within multiple security models. SOAP messages can be secured through XML digital signature, confidentiality can be secured through XML encryption, and credential propagation can be secured through security tokens.
A related collection of files available on the web that is managed by a single entity (an organization or an individual) and contains information in hypertext for its users. A website often includes hypertext links to other websites.
WebSphere BI for FN message
A WebSphere MQ message that has a folder labeled ComIbmDni in the MQRFH2 header. This folder provides the data that is required by WebSphere BI for FN to process the message.
WebSphere business integration administrator
The person who has the access and responsibility to install, configure, and maintain the WebSphere business integration system. On an NT system, the WebSphere business integration administrator account is set up with administrator privileges, while on a UNIX system, the WebSphere business integration administrator account is a user account with write privileges, set up by the root user.
WebSphere business integration system
An enterprise solution that moves information among diverse sources to perform business exchanges, and that processes and routes information among disparate applications in the enterprise environment. The business integration system consists of an integration broker and one or more adapters.
WebSphere Commerce Server
The server that handles the store- and commerce-related functions of an e-commerce solution. The WebSphere Commerce Server provides all of the WebSphere Commerce functionality in a web container and an EJB container.
WebSphere InterChange Server Access
See IBM WebSphere InterChange Server Access.
WebSphere MQ Administration Interface (MQAI)
A programming interface that performs administration tasks on a WebSphere MQ queue manager through the use of data bags. Data bags allow the user to handle properties (or parameters) of WebSphere MQ objects.
WebSphere MQ classes for .NET
A set of classes that allow a program written in the .NET programming framework to connect to WebSphere MQ as a WebSphere MQ client or to connect directly to a WebSphere MQ server.
WebSphere MQ classes for Java Message Service (WebSphere MQ classes for JMS)
The Java Message Service (JMS) provider that is supplied with WebSphere MQ. As well as implementing the interfaces defined in the javax.jms package, WebSphere MQ classes for JMS provides two sets of extensions to the JMS API.
WebSphere MQ classes for JMS
See WebSphere MQ classes for Java Message Service.
WebSphere MQ fully managed .NET client
Part of a WebSphere MQ product that can be installed on a system without installing the full queue manager. The WebSphere MQ .NET client is used by fully-managed .NET applications and communicates with a queue manager on a server system. A .NET application that is not fully managed uses the WebSphere MQ MQI client. See also client, WebSphere MQ Java client, WebSphere MQ MQI client.
WebSphere MQ Java client
Part of a WebSphere MQ product that can be installed on a system without installing the full queue manager. The WebSphere MQ Java client is used by Java applications (both WebSphere MQ classes for Java and WebSphere MQ classes for JMS) and communicates with a queue manager on a server system. See also client, WebSphere MQ fully managed .NET client, WebSphere MQ MQI client.
WebSphere MQ MQI client
Part of a WebSphere MQ product that can be installed on a system without installing the full queue manager. The WebSphere MQ MQI client accepts MQI calls from applications and communicates with a queue manager on a server system. See also client, WebSphere MQ fully managed .NET client, WebSphere MQ Java client.
WebSphere MQ script commands (MQSC)
Human readable commands, uniform across all platforms, that are used to manipulate WebSphere MQ objects. See also programmable command format.
WebSphere MQ server
A queue manager that provides queuing services to one or more clients. All the WebSphere MQ objects, for example queues, exist only on the queue manager system, that is, on the MQI server machine. A server can support normal local MQI applications as well.
A hyper media system that contains pages of information that are linked to each other in the form of a graph, as opposed to being hierarchical or linear. A web system can manifest itself as a web server that can be accessed through a browser.
A set of markup tags that enable business process contexts to be displayed at any point in a business process. Web templates combines client- and server-side markup tags to enhance reusability.
Web User Interface server (WUI server)
For CICSPlex SM, a dedicated CICS region that interacts with a CMAS to enable users to view and manage objects in the data repository of the CMAS through a web browser.
weekly run cycle
A run cycle that specifies the days of the week that a job stream is run. For example, a job stream can be specified to run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday using a weekly run cycle. A weekly run cycle is defined for a specific job stream and cannot be used by multiple job streams.
- A factor that determines how much of the source value should be put on a specific target when using the allocation functionality.
- In the matching process, a factor that indicates the relative importance of part of a record. See also score.
- See point.
- A value attached to a character in a sort sequence that permits automatic ordering of a series of characters. See also shared weight, unique weight.
- An importance factor that is used to balance scorecard responses and timesheets.
The measurement of a stroke's width; or, in general, the heaviness of a character or font. Common names for weights include demibold, light, and bold. Some typeface families have several weights, ranging between ultra-bold and extra-light.
The result of multiplying the weight by the score assigned to an attribute. The weight is a percentage. An attribute with a higher weight is more significant than other attributes as it contributes a bigger share to the final score.
A method that is used to reflect a target population more accurately than the actual figures do. For example, if a target population consists of 57% women and 43% men, but 50% women and 50% were surveyed, weighting can make the women's figures count for more than the men's figures, so that they more accurately reflect the gender distribution in the target population. See also weighting variable.
A variable used for the purpose of weighting. See also weighting.
See Web Express Logon.
See home page.
An address that is used to uniquely identify a particular node in the network to establish connections between nodes. The well-known address is a combination of the network address and the port used on the logical node.
In DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC), a preassigned, stable endpoint that a server can use every time it runs. Well-known endpoints typically are assigned by a central authority responsible for transport control.
- A standardized port number that enables remote computers to know which port to connect to for a particular network service. This simplifies the connection process because both the sender and receiver know in advance that data bound for a specific process will use a specific port. For example, all systems that offer telnet do so on port 23.
- A conventional port assignment used by hosts that support the same protocols, whether or not the hosts are on the same network.
A loop that repeats the same sequence of activities as long as some condition is satisfied. The while loop tests its condition at the beginning of every loop. If the condition is false from the start, the sequence of activities contained in the loop never runs.
- A feature that can be used during a session to present files, type text, and draw objects such as circles or rectangles in order to emphasize important information in presentations.
- A data-sharing component of Sametime that can be a blank board on which users draw with tools or on which they present files that have been attached.
Who Is Here (WIH)
A Sametime awareness service that Provides place-based awareness services. A place is defined by a place name, a unique identifier that can be a URL, a database ID, a document ID, or any other identifier. See also awareness component, forum, presence list.
wide area network (WAN)
A network that provides communication services among devices in a geographic area larger than that served by a local area network (LAN) or a metropolitan area network (MAN). See also local area network, metropolitan area network.
wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA)
A CDMA channel that is four times wider than the channels that are typically used in 2G networks in North America. It supports very high-speed multimedia services such as full-motion video. It uses one 5 MHz channel for both voice and data, offering data speeds up to 2 Mbps. Wideband CDMA is known as UMTS in Europe.
A character whose range of values can represent distinct codes for all members of the largest extended character set specified among the supporting locales. See also narrow character.
- A portable, reusable application or piece of dynamic content that can be placed into a web page, receive input, and communicate with an application or with another widget.
- A reusable user interface component such as a button, scroll bar, control area, or text edit area, that can receive input from the keyboard or mouse and can communicate with an application or with another widget. See also common widget.
A specific widget object as opposed to a general widget class. It is composed of a data structure containing instance-specific values and another data structure containing information applicable to all widgets of that class.
See type width.
See wireless fidelity.
See Who Is Here.
A special character such as an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) that can be used to represent one or more characters. Any character or set of characters can replace the wildcard character.
An SLC that can be used to monitor elements, which can contain multiple values. For example, a wildcard SLC is used when the user does not know the specific name of an element, but there is a recognizable pattern for the data, such as all process names begin with "PAY." See also service level criteria, simple SLC, standard SLC, workflow SLC.
See wireless intelligent network.
See Windows CE.
- An area of the screen with visible boundaries in which an application program or information is displayed or in which a dialog is presented.
- In data communications, the number of data packets the data terminal equipment (DTE) or data circuit-terminating equipment (DCE) can send across a logical channel before waiting for authorization to send another data packet. The window is the main method of pacing, or flow control, of packets.
- Software that manages the multiple windows associated with AIXwindows and Enhanced X-Windows.
- A client application that is used to manipulate windows on a screen.
- In AIX Common Desktop Environment, the program that displays and controls windows on your screen.
Windows 32-bit operating system
A 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating system such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. It excludes Windows 3.1 (a 16-bit operating system) and earlier versions.
Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)
A Microsoft program that provides a distributed database for registering and querying dynamic NetBIOS names to Internet Protocol (IP) address mapping in a routed network environment.
- The specified number of frames of information that can be sent before receiving an acknowledgment response.
- The maximum number of sequentially numbered protocol data units that can be outstanding (unacknowledged) at any given time. The window size is usually a value that is determined by agreement between the same protocol layers of adjacent systems. On i5/OS, the term window size is used for different layers of communications; for example, X.25 high-level data link control (HDLC), X.25 packet level, and the X.400 reliable transfer server all use the concept of window size to control flow.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
An application programming interface (API) in the Windows operating system that enables devices and systems in a network to be configured and managed. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) to enable network administrators to access and share management information.
A closed source, proprietary mobile operating system created by Microsoft. Windows Phone replaced Windows Mobile as Microsoft's primary mobile operating system. See also mobile operating system, Windows Mobile.
A procedure used with some channel associated signaling protocols to indicate when a switch or PABX is ready to accept address signaling. After seizure, the switch sends a short off-hook signal (wink) when it is ready to accept address information. See also delay start, immediate start.
See Windows Internet Naming Service.
See work in process.
- A connector used to pass control and data from a component or an export to a target.
- A technique for connecting two or more cooperative portlets so that changes in the source portlet automatically update the target portlets. See also Click-to-Action, cooperative portlets.
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
An open industry standard for mobile Internet access that allows mobile users with wireless devices to easily and instantly access and interact with information and services.
Wireless Binary XML (WBXML)
A succinct encoding of XML defined by the WAP Forum. MDSP documents are encoded into WBXML and the WBXML byte stream is sent by enqueuing it on an MQLite queue as a single message object.
Wireless Markup Language (WML)
A markup language based on XML that is used to present content and user interfaces for wireless devices such as cellular phones, pagers, and personal digital assistants.
See wireless LAN.
Wireless Session Protocol (WSP)
A sandwich layer that links the Wireless Application Environment (WAE) to two session services: one connection-oriented, operating above the Wireless Transaction Protocol, the other connectionless, operating above the Wireless Datagram Protocol.
The act of gaining access to information that is flowing along a wire or any other type of conductor used in communications. The objective of wiretapping is to gain unauthorized access to information without being detected.
- A dialog within an application that uses step-by-step instructions to guide a user through a specific task.
- User assistance that is an alternate path usually through complex and infrequently performed tasks. Presented sequentially, the panels of the wizard prompt the user for responses, and then take that data and perform the task. Wizards complete a single task and are usually self-contained.
- An active form of help that guides users through each step of a particular task.
See Workload Manager.
WLM application environment
A z/OS Workload Manager attribute that is associated with one or more procedures. The WLM application environment determines the address space in which a given procedure runs.
A construct that can span multiple dispatchable units (service request blocks and tasks) in multiple address spaces, allowing them to be reported on and managed by Workload Manager (WLM) as part of a single work request.
See Windows Management Instrumentation.
See Wireless Markup Language.
See Web Map Service.
See work order.
- A fundamental unit of storage that refers to the amount of data that can be processed at a time. Word size is a characteristic of the computer architecture. See also doubleword, halfword.
- A character string considered as a unit for a given purpose.
A process of linguistic normalization in which the variant forms of a word are reduced to a common form. For example, words such as "connections," "connective," and "connected" are reduced to "connect."
An assignment to tasks with estimated or planned hours. See also effort.
A specific action defined in a work action set to be applied to any activity that falls within the work class with which the work action is associated. See also work action set, work class, work class set.
work action set
A collection of work actions related to a specific work class set. A work action set can be applied to an entire database or an individual service superclass. See also work action, work class, work class set.
- The area in the console where pages are loaded to perform work for a particular task or product.
- The area within a studio that contains the report, analysis, query, or agent currently being used.
- That portion of central storage that is used by a computer program to hold data temporarily.
- A list used to organize objects according to a user's tasks. When a user closes a work area, all windows opened from objects contained in the work area are removed from the workplace.
- A collection of documents or folders that are either in process or waiting to be processed. A workbasket definition includes the rules that govern the presentation, status, and security of its contents. See also document.
- A location where work waits for action by a user. This action can be taken either directly on the work in the work basket, or the work can be transferred to another work basket so that actions can be taken there.
work breakdown structure (WBS)
A grouping of project elements, organized in a hierarchical tree structure. It defines the total scope of the project at the highest level in the tree and each descending level provides an increasingly granular definition of each element.
- See workflow definition.
- A categorization based on the attributes of an activity (for example, its estimated cardinality, estimated cost, or activity type). See also work action, work action set, work class set.
- A mechanism for grouping specific work together that must be associated with a common service policy or routing policy. Work classes group Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) or web services from an application.
In socket server designs, an application process or thread that carries out the requests for the server process or thread. Typically the server establishes the connection to a remote application and gives that connection to the worker to process subsequent requests from and interact with the remote application.
- The structured sequence of activities and tasks that are used to implement a specific change, release, or other process, including automatic routing and tracking of records for approval and other tasks.
- A sequence of activities or steps that define business processes for managing product information data. A workflow is applied to a particular container by defining a collaboration area associated with that container and workflow. Each workflow will apply either to items or to categories. See also collaboration area, workflow step.
- In Information Integrator for Content, a sequence of work steps, and the rules governing those steps, through which a work packet, document, or folder travels while it is being processed. For example, claims approval would describe the process that an individual insurance claim must follow for approval. See also document, work packet, work step.
- A specific set of actions appropriate to a particular set of circumstances. The solution can be customized to trigger appropriate workflows, for example connecting to emergency response systems.
- An application that has been partitioned into a complex sequence of interdependent jobs. The execution jobs in a workflow may depend on the success or failure of previously executed jobs. Some jobs in a workflow may need to use output of jobs that executed before them; jobs that are not interdependent may be able to execute in parallel.
- The business glossary development process that adds an approval step and a publishing step to the creation or revision of business glossary content. New or revised business glossary assets are added to the development glossary and sent for review and approval before being published to the published glossary.
- A progression of steps (tasks, events, interactions) that comprises a work process, involves two or more persons, and creates or adds value to the organization's activities.
- The sequence of activities performed in accordance with the business processes of an enterprise.
In earlier Content Manager workflow, a user who receives notification that a work item in the workflow has not been processed in some specified time. The user is selected for a specific user group or upon creation of the workflow.
A database containing the workflow rosters, work queues, and other database tables necessary for work item processing and related activities, such as event logging and statistics collection.
An electronic representation of the activities and resources required to accomplish a business process. It acts as a processing template that the workflow system uses each time the workflow runs, routing the work to the specified participants, along with data, attachments, and other information they will need to complete the activities.
A grouping of activities which are performed in close collaboration to accomplish some result. The activities are typically performed either in parallel or iteratively, with the output from one activity serving as the input to another activity. Workflow details are used to group activities to provide a higher level of abstraction and to improve the comprehensibility of workflows.
- An instance of an execute component of an autonomic manager that handles the scheduled set of actions (called a workflow) that are passed to it from the plan component of an autonomic manager.
- A software tool that manages the execution of a workflow. By integrating with LoadLeveler, a workflow engine can benefit from features such as flexible reservations and state change notifications to automate several workflows in parallel.
- A Java virtual machine (JVM) service that communicates with the other services through workflow events that are posted to the database.
A graphical representation of a workflow that shows the sequences of steps needed to complete the business process. A step represents a specific activity and routes between the steps indicate one or more possible processing paths.
A database table that stores the current location of, and other information about, all workflows. Workflow rosters provide the workflow systemwith an efficient way to locate specific workflows.
An SLC that one can use to monitor the flow of logically related processes or process steps by tracking them as milestones in a workflow. For example, a workflow SLC can monitor a transaction consisting of three processes, all of which must finish within three hours of the first process’ initiation. See also service level criteria, simple SLC, standard SLC, wildcard SLC.
A unique activity in a workflow. Workflow steps are performed by one or more users or roles. A workflow step must have one or more exit values that connect to another step in the workflow. Types of workflow steps include success or failure steps, approval steps, modify steps, and nested workflow steps. See also exit value, workflow.
An association between a class or an object and a workflow definition. The subscription can specify which events trigger an automatic launch of the workflow or if a user must launch the workflow manually. For example, an expense approval workflow could launch automatically when a user adds a new expense report to an object store.
- A part of the rule engine that contains the current state of objects. It is this current state that determines which rules are added to the agenda, and in which order these rules are executed.
- The amount of memory that the engine is allowed to use during processing.
- A logical collection of application projects that you can use to limit the number of resources that are displayed in the Broker Application Development perspective.
- The parts of a program's executable code, data areas, or both that are being used intensively and are therefore important to keep in the fastest possible type of storage. Thus a program's instruction cache working set is the set of program cache lines that need to be kept in the instruction cache if the program is to run at maximum speed.
- A set that groups or filters elements for display in views or for operations on a set of elements. In the search facility, working sets can be used to restrict the set of elements that are searched.
- The amount of real storage required in order to avoid excessive paging.
See temporary storage.
- In earlier Content Manager workflow and Enterprise Information Portal advanced workflow, any work activity that is active within a workflow.
- See also inline task, stand-alone task.
- The smallest component of work to be done in a workflow. It is a collection of both data and references to the system information necessary for processing the data. A work item is transitory; once it has been processed as required, it ceases to exist.
- In the human task editor, the representation of a task. Staff members can browse all work items that they have the authority to claim.
- An artifact representing a generalized notion of a development task, such as a task, defect report, or enhancement request.
- The set of data change updates that is retrieved by a recipient.
- A collection of work items, documents, or folders that are assigned to a user.
- A collection of virtual servers that perform a customer-defined collective purpose. A workload generally can be viewed as a multitiered application. Each workload is associated with a set of policies that define performance and energy consumption goals.
- A sequence of requests, such as commands, I/O operations, and subroutine-library calls, that constitutes a unit of work being performed by a system. Workload frequently refers to work that is repeatable so that it can be used to measure performance.
- One or more database activities or requests working within a service class or a database.
- A group of service classes.
- In Performance Tools, a stream of transactions generated by specific jobs or tasks. Key attributes of a workload include the number of local and remote jobs generating transactions, the number of interactive and noninteractive transactions per job, and the system resources required for each transaction.
A set of supplied or user-defined criteria that groups one or more units of work within a database connection into one entity, based on the database connection attributes. This entity can then be assigned to a service class, controlled through thresholds, and monitored. See also service class, threshold.
The process of determining the workload definition to be used for the current session or connection. This process includes evaluating connection attributes against those of the workload definition and ensuring that the USAGE privilege on the workload definition is held by the current session user. This process is performed at the beginning of the first unit of work (UOW). See also workload re-evaluation.
- The optimization of the distribution of incoming work requests to the application servers, enterprise beans, servlets and other objects that can effectively process the request.
- In CICS, a method of optimizing the use of system resources by spreading workload as evenly as possible between different regions.
- The act of monitoring and controlling the flow of work and resource consumption to achieve business objectives while attempting to maximize system efficiency, throughput, or both.
- A component of z/OS that provides the ability to run multiple workloads at the same time within one z/OS image or across multiple images.
- A system administration tool provided with the AIX operating system. Workload Manager classes and their associated rules can be configured in resource groups so that the starting, stopping, and reconfiguration of WLM is under PowerHA SystemMirror control.
The process of moving an application data set from one set of direct access storage devices (DASDs) to another in order to balance performance needs, move to new hardware, or temporarily relocate data.
A repetition of the workload evaluation process that occurs if there is a change in any of the elements used to match a connection to a workload definition. Such elements include a connection attribute, workload definition, or workload authority information for a given unit of work (UOW). See also workload evaluation.
workload service assurance
An optional feature used to flag jobs as mission-critical for your business and to ensure that they are processed in a timely manner. The progress of jobs and job streams on the critical path can be monitored and events raised if the planned finish time is at risk.
- A program that controls application access to system resources by determining when and in what environment the application can run.
- A type of resource manager.
- A thread pool for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications.
- See work item.
- A type of asynchronous bean that applications implement to run code blocks asynchronously.
work on behalf of
Pertaining to the function that allows users to temporarily access documents, folders, or mail that another user is authorized to except those items that are marked private. Tasks performed by a user working on another user's behalf produce the same results as if the original user performed the task. For example, if user A creates a new object while working on behalf of user B, user B is the owner of the object.
In Enterprise Information Portal Version 7.1, a collection of documents that is routed from one location to another. Users access and work with work packets through worklists. See also workflow.
The physical output or procedural outcome that represents the completion of some part of the project. As opposed to deliverables, work products are typically internal to the organization.
A queue holding work items that can be completed by one of a number of users, or by an automated process. The system administrator defines work queues using Process Configuration Console. See also queue.
- In XDS/XOM, a space in which objects of certain object management (OM) classes can be created, together with an implementation of the functions that support those classes.
- An area into which elements can be dragged to build a business process model.
- In Eclipse, the collection of projects and other resources that the user is currently developing in the workbench. Metadata about these resources resides in a directory on the file system; the resources might reside in the same directory. See also repository workspace.
- A project that contains a number of modules for managing information. The users in the database can be given access to zero, one, or more workspaces.
- A directory on disk that contains all project files, as well as information such as preferences.
- A window comprised of one or more views.
- See dashboard.
- A view of content in WebSphere Portal content publishing. Each workspace is associated with a job. The workspace provides a view of the files and resources that were added, modified, or deleted in order to complete that job. When a user adds, modifies, or deletes content within a workspace, the changes are not visible to users in other workspaces until the user completes the job.
- In CDE, the current screen display, the icons and windows it contains, and the unoccupied screen area where icons can be placed.
- The work area that contains all the code that the user is currently working on; that is, current editions. The workspace also contains the standard Java class libraries and other class libraries.
- An area of the disk storage used temporarily by licensed programs to hold work data while the licensed programs are running.
- A storage space where design-time environment information is stored. This environment information can include model, policy, and service information.
- A temporary repository of configuration information that administrative clients use.
- An isolated, access-controlled area on an authoring server that is used to make changes to managed assets without affecting assets and users outside the area. See also authoring server, commit, quick publish, task, task group, workspace content contributor, workspace manager, workspace task group approver.
- In Tivoli management applications, the working area of the user interface, excluding the Navigator pane, that displays one or more views pertaining to a particular activity. Predefined workspaces are provided with each Tivoli application, and systems administrators can create customized workspaces.
A defined role in WebSphere Commerce responsible for the creation and administration of workspaces, task groups, and tasks. The workspace manager also assigns users the roles of content contributor and task groups approver. See also task group, workspace, workspace content contributor, workspace task group approver.
A record that captures the contents of a repository workspace at a particular time. A workspace snapshot consists of a collection of baselines, one for each component in the repository workspace.
workspace task group approver
A defined role in WebSphere Commerce responsible for approving the content created in a task group in a workspace after all tasks in the task group are completed. Approved task groups are committed to the production-ready data on the authoring server. See also authoring server, commit, production-ready data, task group, workspace, workspace manager.
- A definition of an individual computer or computer partition on which jobs and job streams are run. Types of workstation vary depending on the type of engine. See also distributed network, distributed workstation, domain manager, end-to-end network, workstation class, z/OS network, z/OS workstation.
- A terminal or personal computer at which a user can run applications and that is usually connected to a mainframe or a network. See also display station.
A group of workstations with similar job-scheduling characteristics. Any number of workstations can be placed in a class. Jobs and job streams can be assigned to run on a workstation class. This makes replication of a job or job stream across many workstations easy. See also workstation.
An i5/OS function that allows a user to tailor ASCII workstations and printers for use with a System i system. Most twinaxial keyboards can also be customized. Character presentation, font specifications, and control key sequences are examples of characteristics that can be customized.
A TCP/IP application that transforms System i 5250 data streams to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for dynamic display on web browsers. This allows a user to run System i applications from any workstation that has a web browser.
A physical resource, such as a tape drive, that must be allocated among jobs. When you define a workstation, you can specify the quantity of each of two resources (R1 and R2) that are available to operations. When defining operations to that workstation, you can specify the number of these resources that must be available for the operation to start on that workstation.
The sum of the driving time and the service time for a vehicle. See also service time.
See task type.
World Community Grid
An IBM initiative that pools computational power from idle computers with a growing grid of millions of other computers. Researchers use these resources to perform operations that would not be possible otherwise.
worldwide node name (WWNN)
A unique 64-bit identifier for a host containing a Fibre Channel port. See also worldwide port name.
worldwide port name (WWPN)
A unique 64-bit identifier associated with a Fibre Channel adapter port. The WWPN is assigned in an implementation-independent and protocol-independent manner. See also access-any mode, worldwide node name.
See Write Once Read Many.
See write-once-read-many media.
See workload partition.
See web property extension.
See WMI Query Language.
- In general, to go from the maximum to the minimum in computer storage. For example, the continuation of an operation from the maximum value in storage to the first minimal value.
- In ADSI, the concatenation of two columns of display data to form a single column.
A test connector that connects the output of a controller or cable to the input of the controller or cable. A wrap test then verifies that the controller or cable output and input circuits are working correctly.
- An alternate and supported interface that hides unsupported data types required by a server object behind a thin intermediate server object.
- In a federated system, the mechanism that the federated server uses for operations such as connecting to a data source and retrieving data from it. To implement a wrapper, the federated server uses routines stored in a library called a wrapper module.
- An object that encapsulates and delegates to another object to alter its interface or behavior in some way. (Sun)
wrapper business object
A top-level business object that groups child business objects for a component to use in a single operation or contains processing information about its child business object. See also request business object, response business object.
A collaboration that handles the verification or synchronization of a business object for another collaboration. Using a wrapper collaboration is important when a triggering business object references another top-level business object, as when an Order references Customer. To isolate and preserve the integrity of the referenced data, the first collaboration creates a business object for the referenced data and sends it to a specific wrapper collaboration for further handling.
A thread used to wrap an external thread so it can be treated as one of the application threads on the call stack. A wrapper thread can be suspended, resumed, can have its priority set, and can participate in animation.
A scan that starts between the boundaries of the range specified for that scan, continues to the upper boundary, returns to the lower boundary, and continues until it reaches its original starting place. For a table scan, the boundaries are the first and last pages of the table. For a range scan, the boundaries are the first and last pages of the data partition. For an index-driven scan, the boundaries are the start and end keys of the scan range.
A configuration in which the maximum client wrap size setting is greater than 0. The total size of Client daemon binary trace files is limited to the value specified in the Maximum Client wrap size setting. With standard I/O tracing, two files, called CICSCLI.BIN and CICSCLI.WRP, are used; each can be up to half the size of the Maximum Client wrap size.
- A test that checks attachment or controller circuitry (without checking the connected device) by returning the output of the attachment of controller circuitry as input. For example, when irrecoverable communications adapter or machine errors occur, the wrap test can transmit a specific character pattern to or through the modem in a loop and then compare the character pattern received to what was transmitted.
- For devices, a diagnostic test that returns the output of a device as input.
writable control storage (WCS)
Printer storage in which data can be entered, held, and retrieved. Writable control storage contains licensed internal-code instructions and other control information, such as the print buffer.
writable static area (WSA)
An area of memory in a program that is modifiable during the running of a program. Typically, this area contains global variables and function and variable descriptors for dynamic link libraries (DLLs).
- To transmit data to a peripheral device.
- To make a permanent or transient record of data in a storage device or on a data medium.
- To output characters to a file, such as standard output or standard error. Unless otherwise stated, standard output is the default output destination for all uses of the term write. [POSIX.2]
write-ahead data set (WADS)
A data set containing log records that reflect completed operations and are not yet written to an online log data set. See also system log data set.
An object authority that allows the user to add, change, and delete entries in an object. Write authority combines object operational authority, add authority, update authority, and delete authority. The system-recognized identifier is *W.
- A character used with a write-type command to specify that a particular operation, or combination of operations, is to be performed at a display station or printer.
- A control character that follows a write command in the 3270 data stream and provides control information for executing display and printer functions.
A device that is installed in a tape reel to permit writing on a tape. If a tape is on a tape drive without the ring in position, writing to the tape cannot occur; the tape is protected.
An object authority that allows the user to add, change, and delete entries in an object, run a program, and search a library or directory. Write/execute authority combines object operational authority, add authority, update authority, delete authority, and execute authority. The system-recognized identifier is *WX.
A lock that prevents any other process from setting a read lock or a write lock on any part of the protected area. See also read lock.
A pattern or template made from a set of bits that specifies which bits can be altered and which can be read only during drawing operations; planes enabled by a 1 (one) in the bit mask can be altered but planes set to 0 (zero) are marked read only. A writemask contains either 8 bits for an 8 bitplane frame buffer or 12 bits for a 12 bitplane buffer.
The queue in a module or driver that contains messages that are moving downstream. The write queue is associated with output from a user process. See also read queue.
- In RJE, a program that receives output data (files) from the host system.
- In MVS, the part of the Job Entry Subsystem (JES) that controls the output of specified data sets.
write to operator with reply (WTOR)
A system service used to send messages to an operator console informing the operator of errors and system conditions that might need correcting. A response is required.
A general workstation on which scheduling facilities can be used to issue a write-to-operator (WTO) message at a specific operator console, which is defined by the workstation destination.
See Web Services Business Process Execution Language.
See workstation controller.
See Web Services Description Language.
See WSDL document.
See web service semantics.
See web services gateway.
See Web Services Interoperability.
See Web Services Invocation Framework.
See Web Services Invocation Language.
See Wireless Session Protocol.
See Web Services Policy Framework.
See Web Services Resource.
See Web Services Resource Framework.
See Web Services Security.
See warranty service upgrade.
See write to log.
See write to operator.
An operation that consists of an operator instruction that Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS passes to NetView. These operations are run at a general workstation with the WTO option specified.
See write to operator with reply.
See Web User Interface server.
See worldwide ID.
See worldwide name.
See worldwide node name.
See Worldwide Project Management Method.
See worldwide port name.
See worldwide quality assurance.
See waste water treatment plant.
See World Wide Web.
See what you see is what you get.