Leaving the Data in a Relational Database and Using an Object Database

With the advent of multi-tier architectures, it can be useful to leave the data in the relational database and also use an object database. The relational database can then serve as the database of record and continue to support existing applications. Data can also be converted and stored in the object database to serve the needs of high-performance Internet access. See the example of a middle tier architecture that uses object-relational mapping and an object database.

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