The SRB is a client-server middleware that uses datasets to build a logical name space for referencing distributed data.
The SRB provides a way to organize information stored on multiple heterogeneous systems into logical entities for ease of use.
The SRB provides access to data stored on archival resources, file systems and databases.
The SRB also provides capabilities to store replicas of data, controlling and auditing access to documents and collections, which is also known by logical-to-physical mapping hence Metadata Cataloging
The SRB also provides a facility for co-locating data together using containers with more flexibility in accessing and updating files and stores user-defined metadata at different levels for better search capabilities.
What is SRB?
SRB specific capabilities
Support for the execution of remote operations.
Access controls and audit trails to control and track data usage