Do we really need a standard for Object Databases?
If you recall, in February 2006, the Object Management Group (OMG) has decided to develop the “4th generation” standard for object databases in order to facilitate broader adoption of standards-based object database technology.
To this end, the OMG had set up the Object Database Technology Working Group (ODBT WG) and acquired the rights to develop new OMG specifications based on the works of the disbanded Object Data Management Group (ODMG), which issued the last ODMG 3.0 standard in 2001.
However, no significant progresss has been made until now…
This despite some interesting discussion who took place in 2008.
This is the result on a first analysis, of a luck of active participation from vendor companies.
So the question to address at this point is: Do we really need a standard for Object Databases?