# Buckets

Orderwave is a first and foremost a data-management platform. Because we want our customers to be able to see everything, and do everything, nothing is hidden. We've exposed every data-part of the application to you as a bucket.

# What is a bucket?

Think of a bucket as a collection of data. If you're familiar with database design, think of a bucket as a "batteries included" table. We say "batteries included", because buckets come with some great features, like change detection and logging, tagging, queues, rules, and more.

# Anatomy of a bucket

A bucket is broken down into two parts: a "namespace" and a "name". The namespace is a generalized category for the data, and the name is the name of the bucket. Here's a very common example:

Namespace Namespace description Bucket name Bucket description
oms OMS is an acronym for Order Management System orders The bucket name for orders.

Together, buckets are combined like the following: oms/orders. You will see these referenced throughout the Admin section of Orderwave, as you configure, Rules, Dashboards, Automated Tasks, and more.

Documentation Tip

Buckets throughout this guide will be styled like this: oms/orders