Object-Oriented Database Management Systems
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Table of Contents
- Malcolm P. Atkinson and O. Peter Buneman.
Types and Persistence in Database Programming
ACM Computing Surveys, 19(2):105--190, June 1987.
- Clamen, S. M. Persistent Programming Languages - A
Technical Report, #CMU-CS-91-155,
Carnegie Mellon University -- School of Computer Science,
Complete paper in PostScript
Focuses on development of language systems that incorporate
a notion of data persistence. Includes
extensive annotated bibliographies.
- M. Atkinson, F. Bancilhon, D. DeWitt, K. Dittrich,
D. Maier, and S. Zdonik.
The Object-Oriented Database System Manifesto.
In Proceedings of the First International Conference on
Deductive and Object-Oriented Databases,
pages 223-40, Kyoto, Japan,
Also appears in [Bancilhon92].
Complete paper in Postscript
Complete paper in ASCII
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- The Committee for Advanced DBMS Function.
Third Generation Database System Manifesto. In
Computer Standards and Interfaces 13 (1991), pages 41-54.
Also appears in SIGMOD Record 19:3 Sept, 1990.
Complete paper, in Postscript format, GZIP-compressed
- A "counter-manifesto" to the above
- David Maier.
Comments on the "Third Generation Database System Manifesto".
OGI Technical Report CS/E 91-012.
Complete paper in Portscript
- Hugh Darwen and C.J. Date.
The Third Manifesto. SIGMOD RECORD 24(1):39-49,
We present a manifesto for the future direction of data and
database management systems. The manifesto consists of a series
of prescriptions, proscriptions, and "very strong suggestions."
- The introduction to the paper, I believe, says it all:
This is a manifesto regarding the future of data and database management
systems. It is indented to follow and, we hope, supersede two previous
- hence our choice of title. Reference [Atkinson89],
in spurning the Relational Model of Data, ignores its importance and
significance and also, we think, fails to give firm direction.
Reference [3GM91], while correctly
espousing the Relational Model, fails to mention and emphasize the
hopelessness of continuing to follow a commonly accepted perversion
of that model, namely SQL, in fond pursuit of the Relational Model's
ideals. By contrast, we feel strongly that any attempt to move forward,
if it is to stand the test of time, must
reject SQL unequivocally.
However, we do pay some attention to the question of what to do about
today's SQL legacy.
Complete paper in Portscript
What OODB Systems are Available?
- A series of messages containing addresses and general overviews
of various OODBMS. (informal and somewhat dated)
What Good Books on OODBMS are Available?
- F. Bancilhon, C. Delobel, and P. Kanellakis. (eds.)
Building an Object-Oriented Database System:
The Story of O2.
Morgan Kaufmann, 1992.
- Won Kim.
Introduction to Object-Oriented Databases.
Computer Systems. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1990.
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