Object-Oriented Database Design

Object-Oriented Database Design

Esperenza Marcos (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain) and Paloma Caceres (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-88-9.ch009
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Abstract

In spite of the fact that relational databases still hold the first place in the market, object-oriented databases are becoming, each day, more widely accepted. Relational databases are suitable for traditional applications supporting management tasks such as payroll or library management. Recently, as a result of hardware improvements, more sophisticated applications have emerged. Engineering applications, such as CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing), CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) or CIM (Computer Integrating Manufacturing), office automation systems, multimedia systems such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or medical information systems, can be characterized as consisting of complex objects related by complex interrelationships. Representing such objects and relationships in the relational model implies that the objects must be decomposed into a large number of tuples. Thus, a considerable number of joins is necessary to retrieve an object and, when tables are too deeply nested, performance is dramatically reduced (Bertino and Marcos, 2000).

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Chapter 1
Ronald Maier
This chapter presents a concept for the evaluation of data modeling which is based on existing theoretical approaches and three empirical studies... Sample PDF
Organizational Concepts and Measures for the Evaluation of Data Modeling
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Chapter 2
John A. Hoxmeier
Databases are a critical element of virtually all conventional and e-business applications. How does an organization know if the information derived... Sample PDF
Dimensions of Database Quality
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Chapter 3
Coral Calero, Mario Piattini, Marcela Genero
Software engineers have been proposing large quantities of metrics for software products, processes and resources (Fenton and Pfleeger, 1997;... Sample PDF
Metrics for Controlling Database Complexity
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Chapter 4
Anirban Bhaumik, Deepti Dixit, Roberto Galnares, Aparna Krishna, Michael Bieber, Vincent Oria, Firas Alljalad
The general goal of our research is to automatically generate links and other hypermedia-related services to analytical applications, such as... Sample PDF
Integrating Hypermedia Functionality into Database Applications
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Chapter 5
M. Mehdi Owrang O.
Current database technology involves processing a large volume of data in order to discover new knowledge. The high volume of data makes the... Sample PDF
Optimization of the Knowledge Discovery Process in very Large Databases
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Chapter 6
Ladjel Bellatreche, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Mukesh Mohania
Information is one of the most valuable assets of an organization, and when used properly can assist intelligent decision-making that can... Sample PDF
Some Issues in Design of Data Warehousing Systems
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Chapter 7
Manoj K. Singh, Mahesh S. Raisinghani
The concept and philosophy behind supply chain management is to integrate and optimize business processes across all partners in the entire... Sample PDF
Data Mining for Supply Chain Management in Complex Networks: Concepts, Methodology and Application
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Chapter 8
Ido Millet
Relational databases and the current SQL standard are poorly suited to retrieval of hierarchical data. After demonstrating the problem, this chapter... Sample PDF
Accommodating Hierarchies in Relational Databases
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Chapter 9
Esperenza Marcos, Paloma Caceres
In spite of the fact that relational databases still hold the first place in the market, object-oriented databases are becoming, each day, more... Sample PDF
Object-Oriented Database Design
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Chapter 10
Clare Atkins
An important contributor to the success of any complex database development is the comprehensive and accurate capture and recording of the users’... Sample PDF
INTECoM: An Integrated Approach to the Specification and Design of Information Requirements
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Chapter 11
Inclusion Dependencies  (pages 261-278)
Laura C. Rivero, Jorge H. Doorn, Viviana E. Ferraggine
The evaluation of conceptual schemes of actual databases may result in the discovery of inclusion dependencies. An inclusion dependency is defined... Sample PDF
Inclusion Dependencies
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Chapter 12
Cheryl L. Dunn, Severin V. Grabiski
In the past several years, huge investments have been made in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and related applications. While the... Sample PDF
Semantically Modeled Databases in Integrated Enterprise Information Systems
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Chapter 13
Mohammod Dadashzadeh
One of the most important promises of the relational data model has been that it frees the decision maker, the manager, from the necessity of... Sample PDF
Set Comparison Queries in SQL
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Chapter 14
Suk-Chung Yoon
The contribution of our approach is that we develop a framework for processing and answering queries flexibly by applying data mining techniques. In... Sample PDF
Toward a Framework for Advanced Query Processing
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Chapter 15
Eduardo Fernandez-Medina Paton, Mario G. Piattini
Rapid technological advances in communications, transport, banking, manufacturing, medicine and other fields are demanding more sophisticated... Sample PDF
Security in Database Systems: State of the Art
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David J. Paper, James A. Rodger, Parag C. Pendharkar
In order to meet the medical management challenges presented by increasing global crises, the U.S. military must find ways to more effectively... Sample PDF
A Case Study of the Military Utility of Telemedicine
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