ODBMSs allow you to store objects directly without any mapping to different data structures. This is shown in the figure below. Mapping to different data structures is called "impedance mismatch." Impedance mismatch slows down performance on complex data because of the need to map from one data structure (tables) to another (objects). ODBMSs have no impedance mismatch. For more information on impedance mismatch and mapping, see the related content below. More on complex data.
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
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