Archive for the ‘ODBMS’ Category


Saturday, April 6th, 2013

ODBMS.ORG – Object Database Management Systems

From the “about” page:

Launched in 2005, ODBMS.ORG was created to serve faculty and students at educational and research institutions as well as software developers in the open source community or at commercial companies.

It is designed to meet the fast-growing need for resources focusing on Big Data, Analytical data platforms, Scalable Cloud platforms, Object databases, Object-relational bindings, NoSQL databases, Service platforms, and new approaches to concurrency control

This portal features an easy introduction to ODBMSs as well as free software, lecture notes, tutorials, papers and other resources for free download. It is complemented by listings of relevant books and vendors to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of available resources.

The Expert Section contains exclusive contributions from 130+ internationally recognized experts such as Suad Alagic, Scott Ambler, Michael Blaha, Jose Blakeley, Rick Cattell, William Cook, Ted Neward, and Carl Rosenberger.

The ODBMS Industry Watch Blog is part of this portal and contains up to date Information, Trends, and Interviews with industry leaders on Big Data, New Data Stores (NoSQL, NewSQL Databases), New Developments and New Applications for Objects and Databases, New Analytical Data Platforms, Innovation.

The portal’s editor, Roberto V. Zicari, is Professor of Database and Information Systems at Frankfurt University and representative of the Object Management Group (OMG) in Europe. His interest in object databases dates back to his work at the IBM Research Center in Almaden, CA, in the mid ’80s, when he helped craft the definition of an extension of the relational data model to accommodate complex data structures. In 1989, he joined the design team of the Gip Altair project in Paris, later to become O2, one of the world’s first object database products.

All materials and downloads are free and anonymous.

Non-profit ODBMS.ORG is made possible by contributions from ODBMS.ORG’s Panel of Experts,and the support of the sponsors displayed in the right margin of these pages.

The free download page is what first attracted my attention.

By any measure, a remarkable collection of material.

Ironic isn’t it?

CS needs to develop better access strategies for its own output.