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gloTermMySQL
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A relational database. Ignition connects easily to it and can use it to store or retrieve data.

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gloTermmodulartermAbbrs
termSynsmodular architecture

This refers to an architecture type that allows you to add and remove pieces (modules) to change the functionality, instead of installing a different piece of software for each possible configuration. We say that Ignition has a modular architecture because you can pick and choose which modules you want and ignore the rest.

A modular architecture sometimes includes the ability to add and remove functionality without stopping the software. This is referred to as a "hot swap."