File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes JDBC and Relational Databases and the fly likes OODBMS suggestions? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Databases » JDBC and Relational Databases
Bookmark "OODBMS suggestions?" Watch "OODBMS suggestions?" New topic

OODBMS suggestions?

Dan Cook

Joined: Dec 08, 2003
Posts: 3
This discussion seems to be quite focused on RDBMS (the title is 'JDBC', the description mentions 'ODBC' and 'SQL' ...), however I'm not sure I like pigeon-holing my data into a relational model when the data is not tabular but composed of individual objects.
Thus: does anybody have any suggestions for a really simple OODBMS that I could check out to get started? Or any tips on implementing one?

--<br />"And the Lord said, Bow Unto Me, For I Am The Creator. And the User said unto the Lord, I shall screw up the world and then blame you for it..."
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33130

If you just want to experiment, there are a whole bunch of free databases out there. This database list has quite a few OODBs on it.
You may also want to consider using an object-relational mapping tool, such as Hibernate or Castor.

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Dan Cook

Joined: Dec 08, 2003
Posts: 3
Thanks a lot for that list. I've been looking for something like it. I'll try a few out and see what happens.
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
For some reason, Ozone was not included in that list, which is strange because AFAIK it's the most mature open source OODBMS out there.
Disclaimer: I haven't used Ozone myself, except for installing it once back in the day and running a "hello world".

Author of Test Driven (2007) and Effective Unit Testing (2013) [Blog] [HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: OODBMS suggestions?
It's not a secret anymore!