In this section, we provide an introduction to the practices we employ to organize data to make it structured and ready to be stored in the database.
What is Structured Data?
Structured data is data that has been organized into a formatted repository, typically a database, so that its elements can be made addressable for more effective processing and analysis. A data structure is a kind of repository that organizes information for that purpose.
We store the structured data in the MongoDB database 1. The database is highly available, ie. has multiple equivalent sources at any time, and is backed up daily. Readers are referred to the Collections and Infrastructure sections to find out more about how individual items are stored and organized for access.
This section contains the explanation of the basics of the data convention employed. We particularly explain how we make use of the JSON format to structure the data about the Entities and their respective Properties.