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About This Book

InterSystems IRIS™ provides a lightweight Native API for Python for direct access to the native data structure of InterSystems databases. Globals are the 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
Versions of the Native API are also available for Java, .NET, and Node.js:
The following book is highly recommended for developers who want to master the full power of globals:
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