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Evaluation for Evolution: How Well Commercial Systems Do

Rashid, Awais and Sawyer, Peter (1999) Evaluation for Evolution: How Well Commercial Systems Do. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Object-Oriented Technology. Springer, London, pp. 13-24. ISBN 3-540-66954-X

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Abstract

Like any other database application object database applications are subject to evolution. Evolution is, however, critical in object databases because it is the very characteristic of complex applications such as CAD, etc. for which they provide inherent support. This paper discusses the evolution facilities offered by some of the existing systems. We first provide an overview of the ODMG 2.0 standard from an evolution viewpoint. We then describe our extension to the database evolution features specified by the ODMG 2.0 standard. Using this extension as a basis we form evaluation criteria, which we employ to assess the various evolution facilities offered by four commercially available object database management systems: POET, Versant, O2 and Jasmine.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57548
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 12:13
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:26
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57548

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