OASIS Key-Value Database Application Interface (KVDB) TC

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Defining an open application programming interface for managing and accessing data from database systems based on a key-value model


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The OASIS Key-Value Database Application Interface (KVDB) TC is chartered to define an open application programming interface for managing and accessing data from database systems based upon a key-value model. The Standards Track deliverables being produced by TC members include abstract models of key-value based database systems, requirements for key-value based database systems, and application programming interfaces to manage key-value based database systems. Other Non-Standards Track materials are under consideration, but the following are out of scope: authentication, authorization, and access control mechanisms and protocols; database systems based on models other than key-value; key-value based storage other than database systems.

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