The Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto

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The Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto

Malcolm Atkinson
University of Glasgow

François Bancilhon

David DeWitt
University of Wisconsin

Klaus Dittrich
University of Zurich

David Maier
Oregon Graduate Center

Stanley Zdonik
Brown University


This paper attempts to define an object-oriented database system. It describes the main features and characteristics that a system must have to qualify as an object-oriented database system.

We have separated these characteristics into three groups:

We have taken a position, not so much expecting it to be the final word as to erect a provisional landmark to orient further debate.

Wed Apr 26 02:23:56 EDT 1995