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OODBMS suggestions?

Dan Cook

Joined: Dec 08, 2003
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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?

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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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.

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Dan Cook

Joined: Dec 08, 2003
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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

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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".

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