Data Objects

Data in the platform is stored as data objects (a.k.a. data items) within data containers in the platform's data layer ("data store"). The platform uses object attributes to store object-metadata information. You can save and access data objects of any type — such as files, binary large objects (blobs), table items, and stream records. You can also group data objects of any type into collections — such as stream shards, NoSQL tables, or file-system directories — and perform high-level type-specific data manipulation.

See the data-elements software specifications and restrictions for object-related restrictions.