Object-relational mapping (OR mapping) products integrate object programming language capabilities with relational databases managed by Oracle, DB2, Sybase, and other RDBMSs. Database objects appear as programming language objects in one or more existing object programming languages. Often, the interface for object-relational mapping products is the same as the interface for object databases.
For more information, see:
- Transparent persistence
- Transparent persistence vs. JDBC call-level interface
- How to Access Data in a Relational Database
- Navigation with Object-Relational Mapping
More on the general topic: Object-Relational Mapping Articles
- When Object-Relational Mapping Should Be Used
- Basic Concepts for Using Object-Relational Mapping
- Mapping Layer
- Writing Your Own Mapping Layer
- Using Existing Relational Schema
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