Introduction to Object-Oriented Databases
Introduction to Object-Oriented Databases provides the first unified and coherent presentation of the essential concepts and techniques of object-oriented databases. It consolidates the results of research and development in the semantics and implementation of a full spectrum of database facilities for object-oriented systems, including data model, query, authorization, schema evolution, storage structures, query optimization, transaction management, versions, composite objects, and integration of a programming language and a database system. The book draws on the author's Orion project at MCC, currently the most advanced object-oriented database system, and places this work in a larger context by using relational database systems and other object-oriented systems for comparison.
Contents Introduction • Data Model • Basic Interface • Relationships with Non-Object-Oriented Databases • Schema Modification • Model of Queries • Query Language • Authorization • Storage Structures • Query Processing • Transaction Management • Semantic Extensions • Integrating Object-Oriented Programming and Databases • Architecture • Survey of Object-Oriented Database Systems • Directions for Future Research and Development