The new storage system, introduced with version 7.2 of Kapow Katalyst, intends to fix the shortcomings of the old storage system.
Benefits of the new system
No dedicated OutputObject for databases, just use regular output objects.
No registration of robots.
Data is stored using the Store in Database step action.
No environments, logging is optional and configured using the Settings application.
No RoboManager, the log is viewable through a web interface.
New Find in Databases, and Delete in Database step actions.
The new system has completely removed the use of RoboManager and environments, which greatly simplifies the process of running a robot that collects data into a database.
Instead of the refindKey, you now have an ObjectKey, but in addition to configuring it when you build the model, it can also be specified inside the robot (also no fields are selected for the ObjectKey by default, forcing you to consider which fields define object identity).
When an object is stored using Store in Database, 7 additional (household) fields are stored. These are similar to the 6 hidden fields contained in the old DatabaseOutputObject, except for the following changes:
ObjectKey replaces refindKey.
ExecutionId replaces RobotRunId (allows you to correlate with API executions).
RobotName replaces RobotId (so make sure the robot names are unique).
LastUpdated is added, this allows you to see the last time this record was updated (similar to the functionality added by the old ChangeDate plug-in).