TejonDB is a new type of database designed for organizations that thrive on connections, knowing the history of things, and knowing what's really engaged vs. what's just slacking around. You can think of TejonDB as a massive whiteboard that's a mind map of everything in your organization (but you can track as much or as little as you design -- you're in charge).
One of the primary goals ofT ejonDB is to be configured by non-programmers so that you can initially design your database and you can easily adapt it to meet the changing needs of your organization. TejonDB is more of a tool for non-programmers to configure a visual database than a programming language or an off-the-shelf application.
Object - Relational - Graph Database
At it's core, TejonDB is a hybrid database -- a merger of the best of object, relational, and graph database technologies.
- Object means that everything (every person, place, or thing) is stored as an object and that objects are organized into a hierarchy of object types.
- Relational means that all the data can be worked with using normal SQL commands (Select, Insert, Update, Delete) if that's what you want to do (not required).
- Graph means that the relationships between objects are flexible and visual - like a mind map.
TejonDB is a cloud-based data platform with several actual components.
The database is the central repository of data. It’s hosted within the secure firewalls in the Tejon Tech servers. The database does the real work, all the other components simply connect to the database and display the data that’s requested.
Windows End-User Application
The Windows end-user desktop application is the primary user interface for working with TejonDB. The desktop application can do just about anything with the data, depending on the user’s security privileges.
Administrators also use the TejonDB Windows end-user application to manage user, team, and permissions.
This section of the knowledgebase is focused on the Windows application.
Types, statuses, regions, connections, forms, and workflow events are all configured using the TejonDB Configuration studio. Only System Admins have permission to modify the configuration.
Designing database using the Configuration Studio is detailed in the Designing TejonDB section of the knowledgebase.
Programmers can use the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to connect to the database for custom SQL work such as importing data, connectingTejonDB to other databases, or connecting your public facing website to yourTejonDB database.
Importing data using SSMS is covered in the Querying TejonDB with SQL section of the knowledgebase.