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About This Book

InterSystems IRIS™ provides the lightweight Native API for .NET for direct access to the native data structure of InterSystems databases. Globals are tree-based sparse arrays used to implement the InterSystems multidimensional storage model. These native data structures provide very fast, flexible storage and retrieval. InterSystems IRIS uses globals to make data available as objects or relational tables, but you can use the Native API to implement your own data structures.
The following chapters discuss the main features of the Native API:
There is also a detailed Table of Contents.
More information about globals
A version of the Native API is also available for Java:
The following book is highly recommended for developers who want to master the full power of globals:
InterSystems Core APIs for .NET
The Native API is part of a suite that also includes lightweight APIs for object and relational database access. See the following books for more information:
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