Nato ASI Subseries F:

Advances in Object-Oriented Database Systems

Editors: Dogac, A., Özsu, M.T., Biliris, A., Sellis, T. (Eds.)

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Object-oriented database management systems (OODBMSs) have generated significant excitement in the database community in the last decade. This interest stems from a real need for data management support for what are called "advanced application areas" that are not well-served by relational technology. The case for object-oriented technology has been made on three fronts. First is the data modeling requirements of the new applications. Some of the more important shortcomings of the relational systems in meeting the requirements of these applications include: 1. Relational systems deal with a single object type: a relation. A relation is used to model different real-world objects, but the semantics of this association is not part of the database. Furthermore, the attributes of a relation may come only from simple and fixed data type domains (numeric, character, and, sometimes, date types). Advanced applications require explicit storage and manipulation of more abstract types (e.g., images, design documents) and the ability for the users to define their own application-specific types. Therefore, a rich type system supporting user­ defined abstract types is required. 2. The relational model structures data in a relatively simple and flat manner. Non­ traditional applications require more complex object structures with nested objects (e.g., a vehicle object containing an engine object).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • What Makes Object-Oriented Database Management Systems Different?

    Zdonik, Stanley B.

    Pages 3-26

  • Object-Oriented Data Model Concepts

    Dittrich, Klaus R.

    Pages 29-45

  • Query Languages for Models with Object-Oriented Features

    Beeri, Catriel

    Pages 47-71

  • Functional Programming Formalisms for OODBMS Methods

    Hillebrand, Gerd (et al.)

    Pages 73-99

  • A Formal Object-Oriented Query Model and an Algebra

    Alhajj, Reda (et al.)

    Pages 101-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Object-Oriented Database Systems
Editors
  • Asuman Dogac
  • M.Tamer Özsu
  • Alexandros Biliris
  • Timos Sellis
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries F:
Series Volume
130
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-57939-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-57939-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63410-9
Series ISSN
0258-1248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 515
Topics