A Flexible Object Model and Algebra for Uniform Access to Object Databases

; ; ; (). A Flexible Object Model and Algebra for Uniform Access to Object Databases. In: Proceedings of ICOODB 2010. 3rd International Conference on Object Databases. Frankfurt/Main, Germany: Springer. Peer reviewed.

In contrast to their relational counterparts, object databases are more heterogeneous in terms of their architecture, data model and functionality. To this day, this heterogeneity poses substantial difficulties when it comes to benchmark or interoperate object databases. While standardisation proposals have been made in the past, they have had limited impact as neither industry nor research has fully adopted them. We believe that one reason for this lack of adoption is that these standards were too restrictive and thus not capable of dealing with the heterogeneity of object database. In this paper, we propose a uniform interface for access to object databases that is based on a flexible object model and algebra.