The Business Data feature allows to store and load business data in a built-in repository without defining a schema. Compared to other features like database steps and JPA no additional database, database connection, schema or tables are needed
The business data structure can be defined by declaring normal data classes. When storing a business data object all objects that are referenced from the root object are stored as well. Loading a business data object will recreate the whole object tree again. The data is stored in a schemaless JSON based data format in the ivy standard System database. This allows to add fields to data classes over time and still be able to load old business data without migration.
Moreover, the business data feature allows to search the stored data by defining field based filters.