Learning from Nature

Portalz DNA is a ERAD configurable Trust Platform Architecture similar to biologic DNA.


“Viewed as a data structure, biologic DNA is the
simplest, most powerful and flexible database schema.”
Wolfgang Flatow

Yet the 'accepted norm' in database architecture is more like crystals; rigid, brittle and resistant to change. Like the foundations of a skyscraper, the building (platform application) must conform to the exact structure of tables, columns and relationships. Design changes are slow, expensive and risky.

What makes the difference?

Conventional table-per-object database schemas fix the data structure in tables, columns (fields) and relationships of the core schema. To change the data structure the core schema must be changed, requiring corresponding service and UI code changes, unit testing and server roll-outs. This can be compared to crystal structure that is determined by its molecular shape.

Our Data Neutral Architecture defines data structure without the need to change the core schema. To change data structure data is changed in the DNA schema. Generic service and UI code does not need to be changed. This can be compared to biologic DNA structure that remains the same for all living beings yet allows infinite variability and flexibility.


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Legacy Table-per-Object Schemas

Schema design and changes are a well known bottleneck in legacy enterprise architecture. What is not so well known are the stifling effects caused by legacy schema growth.

Legacy database schemas must grow with every new entity and property!

Conventional enterprise schemas typically contain hundreds or thousands of tables with unique columns and relationships. As a schema grows past one hundred tables the following symptoms emerge:

The negative effect of these symptoms on enterprise system development cannot be overstated. There is a long list of enterprise dinosaurs that can no longer evolve as the cost and risk of further development is no longer viable.

Portalz Data Neutral Architecture

Portalz DNA is a revolutionary and perfected synergy of architecture and technologies that solve legacy IT architecture and security problems, including those detailed above.

Portalz DNA delivers core benefits unobtainable by conventional architectures, including:

Portalz DNA responds instantly to real world changes in storage requirements and allows customisation per record or entity. When new products with new features require storage this can be delivered in minutes.

Portalz DNA architecture seamlessly and transparently integrates Quantum Proof Security and Quantum Secure Trust Services.

Portalz DNA is your future proof Enterprise Foundation.