Vocabulary #

The main terms used in IceFireDB products are listed below.

NoSQLNon-relational databases, which store data in a format different from relational tables.
LSMIn computer science, the log-structured merge-tree (also known as LSM tree, or LSMT) is a data structure with performance characteristics that make it attractive for providing indexed access to files with high insert volume, such as transactional log data.
OSSObject Storage Service
IPFSThe InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol, hypermedia and file sharing peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system.
P2Ppeer-to-peer network
EVM Smart contractsA smart contract is a computer program or a transaction protocol that is intended to automatically execute, control or document legally-relevant events and actions according to the terms of a contract or an agreement.
CRDTIn distributed computing, a conflict-free replicated data type (CRDT) is a data structure that is replicated across multiple computers in a network,
RAFTRaft is a consensus algorithm that is designed to be easy to understand.
IPLDIPLD stands for InterPlanetary Linked Data,IPLD is an ecosystem of formats and data structures for building applications that can be fully decentralized.
IPFS-LOGIPFS-log is an immutable, operation-based collision-free replication data structure (CRDT) for distributed systems. It is an append-only log that can be used to model the variable sharing state between peers in p2p applications.