Object-Oriented Database Systems
Object-oriented database systems make up a comparatively small, but
rapidly growing segment of the database market.
The ODMG Standard
The Object Database Management
Group (ODMG) has agreed on a standard interface to the core
features of object-oriented database systems.
The voting members of the ODMG are:
- Ardent Software, Inc.
- IBEX Computing, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin
- Object Design, Inc.
- Objectivity, Inc.
- POET Software
- Versant Technology
There are many different products available. For the most widely used
products, you can find the vendor's name, address, homepage and e-mail
address in my vendor list.
The OO7-Benchmark is currently the most widely used benchmark
in this field. It generates 105 numbers for each measured system and
gives some interesting clues about ODBMS performance in various access
The University of Wisconsin, Madison maintains an ftp server with a
great deal of information on the
OO7-Benchmark, including the complete specifications, several
conference contributions, and implementations as well as results for
E/Exodus, Objectivity, Ontos, and Versant.
Further Information Our book on
object-oriented database systems (currently available only in German)
contains a lot of information on ODBMS. Please take a look at the
table of contents.
Barry & Associates, Inc.
provides facts on object database (ODBMS), object-relational database
(ORDBMS), and object-relational mapping products through consulting,
publishing, and education.
Last modified on 1999-01-27.