Discover why object-relational technology is ideal for supporting a broad spectrum of data types and application areas, from financial services to multimedia data. In this completely revised and updated edition, database experts Michael Stonebraker and Paul Brown explore the object-relational paradigm and examine the most recent developments in the field.
Specifically written for database application programmers, database analysts, and IT managers, this book includes detailed information on how to classify DBMS applications, where object-relational DBMS fit in the database world, and what mechanisms are required to support such an engine.
- Offers completely updated and expanded information - new and revised material covers both the latest technology and the latest products
- Presents a simple matrix for classifying and evaluating DBMS so that you can make informed judgements about object-relational systems
- Includes examples, tables, and tests to help you judge the quality and optimization of systems now on the market