Object Database Problems?

This section deals with various problems raised by critics of object database management systems (ODBMSs). A description is provided of each problem raised along with a response. Also, a reference to the source of the criticism is provided.

Overtime, several critics will be covered. Critics currently included are:

  • Jim Melton and Andrew Eisenberg, "Why Use SQL Instead of an OODBMS," from Understanding Java and SQL Together: A Guide to SQLJ, JDBC, and Related Technologies. Go to the discussion.

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