Views in Object-Oriented Databases

11 years 10 months ago
Views in Object-Oriented Databases
Object-oriented database systems (ooDBMSs) are supposed to offer at least the functionality available in commercial relational DBMSs of today. One important consequence of this is that they have to provide a separation of the global (conceptual) database schema from the external schema ("subschema") of a particular task. Views are a mechanism to realize this data independence. In addition, they also support multiple levels of detail, security and authorization, and interoperability in a heterogeneous environment. In a relational DBMS, views are defined by queries. However, they can not be freely updated. We describe concepts of an object model and query language that are necessary for object view definitions. We show that updating object views is much more feasible than in the case of relational views. The key property of a query language leading to this result is object preserving operator semantics. That is, in contrast to many previous object algebras, query results are s...
Marc H. Scholl, Christian Laasch, Markus Tresch
Added 11 Aug 2010
Updated 11 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1990
Authors Marc H. Scholl, Christian Laasch, Markus Tresch
Comments (0)