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OMG is hosting an Object Database Standard Definition Scope meeting in Santa Clara

by Roberto V. Zicari on December 5, 2008

I have received a note from Mike Card that I would like to share with you.

“The OMG is hosting an Object Database Standard Definition Scope meeting in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday afternoon, December 9th.

The purpose of this meeting will be to define what the scope of the new object database standard should be.

We have already done some work in this area but more remains to be done.
Our goal is to complete the definition of what will and will not be included in the scope of the new standard at this meeting. Once we have defined what will and will not be included, I can begin work on a draft OMG Request For Proposal (RFP).
The RFP is important because this is the mechanism by which the OMG generates standards – an RFP is put out there and a group of vendors who intend to implement the final standard responds to the RFP with a standard.
So, we cannot get the ball rolling until we get the RFP out there, and we are getting close. Once the RFP is put out by the OMG, then the “real work” begins where object database vendors intending to submit and other interested parties begin working together to develop a response to the RFP.
It is this response that will become the successor to ODMG 3.0.

The agenda for this meeting will be as follows:

1300-1310 Welcome and introductory comments (Mike Card)
1310-1330 Review of scoping consensus thus far and db4o comments from last meeting (Mike Card)
1330-1630 Discussion of scope areas to be included or excluded (all participants)
1630-1700 Wrap-up and discussion of next steps (Mike Card)

We got some excellent feedback from db4o at our last meeting on these topics and we would like input from other vendors as well.

We very much hope to see you there! There is a $150 registration fee for this event, to register please visit the registration page

There should be a link there soon to register for this event. Thanks!

Michael P. Card
Syracuse Research Corporation “

For a summary of the work done until now by the OMG on the definition of a new object database standard, pls see my interview to Mike Card

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  1. Good day.

    I came across these two articles and wondered if they might be of value for the creation of the new standard.

    Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model – ► [PDF]
    M HAMMER – ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 1981 –
    Page 1. Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model … 6, No. 3,
    September 1981 Page 3. Database Description with SDM * 353 …
    Cited by 546 – Related articles – Web Search – All 13 versions


    PDM: an object-oriented data model
    F Manola, U Dayal – Proceedings on the 1986 international workshop on Object- …, 1986 –
    Page 1. PDM: An Object-Oriented Data Model * Frank Manola, Umeshwar Dayal Computer
    Corporation of America Cambridge, Massachusetts USA … PDM (PROBE Data Model). …
    Cited by 140 – Related articles – Web Search – All 3 versions

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