Introduction to the Native SDK for Node.js
See the Table of Contents for a detailed listing of the subjects covered in this document. See the Native SDK Quick Reference for Node.js for a brief description of Native SDK classes and methods.
The InterSystems Native SDK for Node.js is a lightweight interface to powerful InterSystems IRIS® resources that were once available only through ObjectScript:
Work with Global Arrays — directly access globals, the tree-based sparse arrays used to implement the InterSystems multidimensional storage model.
Use InterSystems Transactions and Locking — use Native SDK implementations of embedded language transactions and locking methods to work with InterSystems databases.
To use the Native SDK for Node.js, you must download the Node.js connection package as described in Connection ToolsOpens in a new tab.
InterSystems also supports Node.js relational access. The node-odbc open source Node.js module is supported on both Windows and UNIX® based systems. See “Support for Node.js Relational Access” in Using the InterSystems ODBC Driver for details.
Versions of the Native SDK are also available for Java, .NET, and Python:
The following book is highly recommended for developers who want to master the full power of globals:
Using Globals — describes how to use globals in ObjectScript, and provides more information about how multidimensional storage is implemented on the server.