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What is the Architecture of Sanity and its Data Model?

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Last updated: Aug 4, 2022
Hello 👋 . Complete newbie to Sanity. This is a great find 🎉 and I am totally loving it ❤️ . Is there any documentation on how the app and the underlying data model is architected. Thanks !!
Aug 4, 2022, 7:03 AM
Is an entry a single document or uses tables like in mysql ? I am trying to decide if Sanity would be right for a client project.
Aug 4, 2022, 7:05 AM
user R
, nice to have you here 👋So Sanity is based on Structured Data, which is different than a table based system. This means, that a content strategy is key using Sanity (or structured content) in its full potential.

Our very own
user J
is an expert on these topics, and in addition to her book , talks and many videos you can find online, she is also helping people out in content-strategy and content-modeling.
Hope that helps
🙂 and let me know, if you need any more help or pointers.Btw: you can always ask for pointers in
help ☺️
Aug 4, 2022, 10:40 AM
Ah and to your first question: we have extensive and READABLE docs, guides etc. on how Sanity, Studio and Content Lake works (also check out GROQ)
Plus: as we are open Source (for most parts at least) you can also check out our Github!
Aug 4, 2022, 10:42 AM
would love to hear from
user J
. The sanity backend seems to be built on json documents kinda nosql system, referencing other documents to create a page ? 🤔 . That might be better for editorial experiences, but probably not for a data rich app ?
Aug 4, 2022, 12:32 PM
Well yes and no to the JSON… it’s based on JS Object syntax.But we have a lot of very complex multi-domain systems built on Sanity.
Regarding Carrie, You will have to be either more specific and pose your question in one of the channels I mentioned before, or read/watch our/her content about the possibilities of structured content
My recommendation
Aug 4, 2022, 1:24 PM

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