If you'd like to drill down further inside the associative model, here
are a range of topics that should be of interest.
Schema: how does the associative
model define its data structures?
Transactions: how are
transactions recorded, how are ACID properties maintained and how
is concurrency achieved?
Metacode: how does the associative
model deliver on its promise of faster development and fewer programs?
Chapters: how is an associative
database physically organised, and how does it achieve its naturally
Time dimension: how does the
associative model record changing data over time, and make past
views visible to users?
Business rules: how does the
associative model record and enforce declarative business rules?
Queries:how does the associative
model formulate and execute queries?
Data mining: how do associative
databases automatically offer a 360° view of every data item
in the database?
how does the associative model allow data to be recorded for a single
instance of a type?
Relational data: how do associative
databases interoperate and integrate with relational data?
what is the associative model's meta-meta-model?