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In contrast, the Apstrata database uses a document metaphor to store the business object. All of the fields, rules and security are defined and stored together, as shown in the figure below:


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Apstrata provides a NoSQL database service with a "document" (or "object") basic entity paradigm. Our database service provides more natural abstractions for storing business objects compared to the classic relational model.

If one were to store most real-life business objects (for example a blog or a purchase order) in a Relational database one would need to create multiple tables using third normal form schema and to use triggers and stored procedures to enforce data integrity and application code to enforce security rules and provide digital asset management (file attachments). 

In contrast, the Apstrata database uses a document metaphor to store the business object. All of the fields, rules and security are defined and stored together.

The Apstrata database supports the complexity and richness of the business object natively and greatly simplifies the development, maintenance and enhancement of business application data.

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