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Author Dietrich, Suzanne Wagner.

Title Fundamentals of object databases : object-oriented and object-relational design / Suzanne W. Dietrich, Susan D. Urban.

Published San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, [2011]
©2011

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Physical description 1 electronic text (xxi, 151 pages) : illustrations, digital file.
polychrome rdacc
Series Synthesis lectures on data management, 2153-5426 ; # 12.
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Synthesis lectures on data management. 2153-5426 ; # 12.
Notes Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Series from website.
"Portions of this work are based on the book An advanced course in database systems: beyond relational databases, published by Pearson Education, Inc., 2005."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction to object databases -- A historical view of object databases -- Fundamental concepts -- Object-oriented conceptual modeling -- Review of ER and UML fundamentals -- Class hierarchies -- Categories and XOR association constraint -- Checkpoint: EER and UML -- Bibliographic references --
2. Object-oriented databases -- The ODMG standard -- The ODMG object definition language -- Mapping object-oriented conceptual models to ODL -- Classes, attributes and associations -- Class hierarchies -- Categories -- Checkpoint: mapping to ODL -- The ODMG object query language -- Path expressions -- OQL expressions and query results -- Set membership and quantification -- Ordering -- Using collections -- Aggregation and grouping -- Checkpoint: OQL -- Case study: LINQ and db4o -- LINQ -- Db4o -- Checkpoint -- Bibliographic references --
3. Object-relational databases -- Built-in constructed types -- Row types -- Arrays as collections -- Checkpoint: built-in constructed types -- User-defined types -- Distinct types -- Structured types -- Checkpoint: user-defined types -- Typed tables -- Type and table hierarchies -- A closer look at table hierarchies -- Inserting rows in a table hierarchy -- Querying a table hierarchy -- Deleting rows from a table hierarchy -- Updating rows in a table hierarchy -- Checkpoint: typed table hierarchies -- Reference types -- Scopes and reference checking -- Querying reference types -- Mapping to the SQL standard object-relational features -- Classes, attributes, and associations -- Checkpoint: object-relational mapping of classes, attributes, and associations -- Class hierarchies -- Categories -- Checkpoint -- Oracle: object-relational database mappings -- Object types and type hierarchies -- Object tables -- Reference types -- Querying substitutable tables -- Varrays and nested tables as collections -- Bibliographic references --
A. Mapping object-oriented conceptual models to the relational data model -- Notation and terminology -- Classes -- Associations -- Bidirectional binary associations -- Participation and multiplicity constraints -- Recursive associations -- N-ary associations -- Navigation of unidirectional associations -- Weak entities and identifying relationships -- Checkpoint: classes and associations -- Class hierarchies -- Creating a table for each class -- Creating a table for subclasses only -- Flattening the hierarchy -- Specialization constraints -- Checkpoint: class hierarchies -- Shared subclasses -- Categories -- Checkpoint -- Bibliographic references -- Bibliography -- Authors' biographies -- Index.
Restrictions Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
Summary Object-oriented databases were originally developed as an alternative to relational database technology for the representation, storage, and access of non-traditional data forms that were increasingly found in advanced applications of database technology. After much debate regarding object oriented versus relational database technology, object-oriented extensions were eventually incorporated into relational technology to create object-relational databases. Both object-oriented databases and object-relational databases, collectively known as object databases, provide inherent support for object features, such as object identity, classes, inheritance hierarchies, and associations between classes using object references.
Other formats Also available in print.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Notes Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on January 13, 2011).
Other author Urban, Susan D.
Dietrich, Suzanne Wagner. Advanced course in database systems.
Subject Object-oriented databases.
Relational databases.
EER.
LINQ.
Object databases.
Object-oriented databases.
Object-relational databases.
UML.
Standard Number 10.2200/S00315ED1V01Y201012DTM012
ISBN 9781608454778 (electronic bk.)
9781608454761 (paperback)