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|This function offers the ability to process strictly structured data.|
This Generic Function belongs to Working Area Middleware. This function offers the ability to process "strictly structured data", i.e. it controls the creation, updating and querying of sets of organized data. An example of a Data Engine is a database system. The function may offer one or more of the following:
- a "modeling language"
- a "query language"
- a "transaction mechanism"
Note that the Data Engine itself does not cater for the storage of strictly structured data (other than intermediate storage); to that end, the function should be combined with the Structured Data Store function.
There are many types of databases that can be modelled using the Data Engine function, such as
- Relational database;
- Object-oriented database;
- Document-oriented database;
- Graph database;
- Unstructured database.
Generic Patterns using this Generic Function
The following Generic Patterns use this function:
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Applied versions of this Generic Function
The following variants of this function have been defined: