ODBMS Industry Watch » ODBMS.ORG http://www.odbms.org/blog Trends and Information on Big Data, New Data Management Technologies, Data Science and Innovation. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:04:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.19 Publishing Master and PhD Thesis on Big Data. http://www.odbms.org/blog/2012/03/publishing-master-and-phd-thesis-on-big-data/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2012/03/publishing-master-and-phd-thesis-on-big-data/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:16:35 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=1385 In order to help disseminating the work of young students and researchers in the area of databases, I started publishing Master and PhD thesis in ODBMS.ORG

Published Master and PhD are available for free download (as. pdf) to all visitors of ODBMS.ORG (50,000+ visitors/month).

Copyright of the Master and PhD thesis remain by the authors.

The process of submission is quite simple. Please send (any time) by email to: editor AT odbms.org

1) a .pdf of your work

2) the filled in template below:
Title of the work:
Language (English preferable):
Short Abstract (max 2-3 sentences of text):
Type of work (PhD, Master):
Area (see classification below):
No of Pages:
Year of completion:
Name of supervisor/affiliation:


To qualify for publication in ODBMS.ORG, the thesis should have been completed and accepted by the respective University/Research Center in 2011 or later, and it should be addressing one or more of the following areas:

> Big Data: Analytics, Storage Platforms
> Cloud Data Stores
> Entity Framework (EF)
> Graphs and Data Stores
> In-Memory Databases
> Object Databases
> NewSQL Data Stores
> NoSQL Data Stores
> Object-Relational Technology
> Relational Databases: Benchmarking, Data Modeling

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hope this help.

Best Regards

Roberto V. Zicari
ODBMS Industry Watch Blog


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Video “New and old Data stores”. http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/10/video-new-and-old-data-stores/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/10/video-new-and-old-data-stores/#comments Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:16:20 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=401 You can now freely download the Video of the Keynote Panel “New and old Data stores”, held at ICOODB 2010 Frankfurt on September 29, 2010.

Here is the LINK to download the video.

Since the original file was rather large, I split it into two separate files, each one takes about 6 minutes to download…

The panel discussed the pros and cons of new data stores with respect to classical relational databases.

The panel of experts was composed by:
Ulf Michael (Monty) Widenius, main author of the original version of the open source MySQL database.
Michael Keith, architect at Oracle.
Patrick Linskey, Apache OpenJPA project.
Robert Greene, Chief Strategist Versant.
Leon Guzenda, Chief Technology Officer Objectivity.
Peter Neubauer. COO NeoTechnology.

Moderators were: Alan Dearle, University of St. Andrew, and Roberto V. Zicari, Goethe University Frankfurt.

The panelists engaged in lively discussions addressing a variety of interesting issues, such as: why the recent proliferation of “new data stores”, such as “document stores”, and “nosql databases”; their differences with classic relational databases, how object databases compare with NoSQL databases, scalability and consistency for huge amount of data…to name a few.


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Best Object Databases Lecture Notes for ETH Zurich! http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/10/best-object-databases-lecture-notes-for-eth-zurich/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/10/best-object-databases-lecture-notes-for-eth-zurich/#comments Fri, 01 Oct 2010 07:25:08 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=371 The winners of the ODBMS.ORG “Best Object Databases Lecture Notes” Award 2010 are Dr. Michael Grossniklaus and Prof. Moira Norrie, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, for their Lecture Notes “Object-Oriented Databases”.

Second place for:
“Object Database Tutorial”
by Dr. Rick Cattell, Independent Consultant, USA.

Third place for:
“Modern Database Techniques”
by Prof. Martin Hulin, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany.

The Award Ceremony was held on September 29, 2010, at the 3rd International Conference on Objects and Databases (ICOODB 2010) in Frankfurt.

The Awards recognize the most complete and up to date lecture notes on Object Databases, that have been, or have strong potential to be, instrumental to the teaching of theory and practice in the field of objects and databases. Any Lecture Notes published in ODBMS.ORG during the years 2004-2010 were eligible for the 2010 award.

“This is a very nice recognition to the award winners, and it also encourages others to contribute educational materials that others can use. Very good.” Prof. Alfonso Cardenas, Computer Science Department, UCLA.

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New resources, New Experts. http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/07/new-resources-new-experts/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/07/new-resources-new-experts/#comments Thu, 01 Jul 2010 09:24:50 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=293 I did publish a few new resources.

1. A new lecture notes by Beat Signer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Introduction to Databases Object and Object-Relational Databases.
This lecture notes (40 slides) describe the problem of Impedance Mismatch, and then present the basic concepts of Object Databases and Object-Relational Databases.

2. A new subsection for Databases: Journals with the possibility to download free sample copies of journal articles.

Moreover, I would like to welcome several new experts to ODBMS.ORG:
Stephan Kiemle, software engineer at the German Remote Sensing Data Center .
Tom Atwood, one of the principal players in the mid’90’s effort to create object database management systems.
Steve Graves, CEO of McObject.
Martin Hulin, University of Applied Sciences Weingarten.
Gerd Klevesaat certified senior software architect at Siemens AG.
Erik Meijer, programming-language designer at Microsoft.
Nicolas Spyratos, University of Paris South.
Don White, software engineer at Progress Software.

They will all contribute with interesting resources to ODBMS.ORG. The complete (quite impressive!) ist of experts of ODBMS.ORG is available here.

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ETH New Lecture Notes http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/06/eth-new-lecture-notes/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/06/eth-new-lecture-notes/#comments Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:31:28 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=289 I am glad to inform you that I have published the new set of lecture notes, Object-Oriented Databases (Version 2010), from our experts Michael Grossniklaus and Moira Norrie, ETH Zürich.

The lecture notes are in English and contain 446 slides that are split into 14 lectures of 90 minutes each.
The 2010 version of the lecture notes include updated slides on db4o to reflect the API of the latest version. Extended the discussion of OQL in the lecture about ODMG 3. In-depth presentation of commercial systems (Versant Object Database, ObjectStore and Objectivity/DB) in completely new and dedicated lectures #8, #9 and #10. To increase diversity, Versant is coupled with Java, ObjectStore with C++ and Objectivity/DB with C#. Finally, LINQ has been introduced into the course as part of the Objectivity/DB lecture.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course examines the principles and techniques of providing data management in object-oriented programming environments. It is divided into three parts that cover the road from simple object persistence, to object database management systems and to advanced data management. The lecture notes contain 446 slides that are split into 14 lectures of 90 minutes each. At ETH Zurich, the course is accompanied by weekly exercises based on db4o, Versant Object Database, ObjectStore, Objectivity/DB and OMS Avon. Further details are available at http://www.globis.ethz.ch/education/oodb.
TARGET GROUP: Students of Computer Science in the 5th semester or higher.
PREREQUISITES: Database design and implementation, Object-oriented design and programming.

Lecture #1: Introduction (Course Overview; Evolution/History of Database Management Systems; Requirements of Object-Oriented Data Management Systems)
Lecture #2: Object Persistence (Object-Relational Mappings and Frameworks; Serialisation; Persistent Programming Languages)
Lecture #3: db4o: Part 1 (Basics: Managing databases, Storing and Retrieving Objects; Querying Objects: Query by Example, Native Queries, SODA; Simple and Structured Objects; Object Hierarchies; Activation; Transactions: Concurrent Transactions, Semaphores)
Lecture #4: db4o: Part 2 (Configuration and Tuning: Configuration Interface, Indexes; Distribution and Replication: Client/Server Model, dRS; Schema Evolution: Refactoring, Inheritance Evolution; Callbacks and Translators)

Lecture #5: Version Models (Temporal Databases; Engineering Databases (CAD and CAM); Software Configuration Systems (CASE))
Lecture #6: Storage and Indexing (Type Hierarchy Indexing; Aggregation Path Indexing; Collection Operations)
Lecture #7: ODMG Standard (Object Model; Object Definition Language (ODL); Object Query Language (OQL); Programming Language Bindings)
Lecture #8: Commercial OODBMS: Versant (Versant Object Database for Java; Java Versant Interface (JVI); Versant Query Language (VQL))
Lecture #9: Commercial OODBMS: ObjectStore (ObjectStore PSE Pro for C++; Virtual Memory Mapped Architecture; Managing Persistent Object Data)
Lecture #10: Commercial OODBMS: Objectivity/DB (Objectivity/DB for .NET; Logical Storage Model: Federated Databases; Language Integrated Queries (LINQ))

Lecture #11: The OM Data Model (Multiple Inheritance, Instantiation and Classification; Collections and Associations; Cardinality, Classification and Evolution Constraints)
Lecture #12: Object Model Language: OML (Collection Algebra; Language Design; Data Definition, Manipulation and Query Language)
Lecture #13: Design and Implementation: OMS Avon (Architecture; Storage, Model and Interface Layer; Database Modules)
Lecture #14: Course Review (Exam Information; Summary; OODBMS Architectures)

The lecture notes can be freely downloaded at ODBMS.ORG

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New Entries for the ODBMS.ORG Books Section. http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/03/new-entries-for-the-odbms-org-books-section/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/03/new-entries-for-the-odbms-org-books-section/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:26:26 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=231 I have added a number of new entries for the ODBMS.ORG Books Section.

You can have a look at:
Object Oriented Programming,
Databases in General.


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ODBMS.ORG new section on NoSQL Data Stores. http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/03/odbms-org-new-section-on-nosql-data-stores/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/03/odbms-org-new-section-on-nosql-data-stores/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:14:25 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/blog/?p=221 I have added a new section in ODBMS.ORG on NoSQL Data Stores, where you will be able to download: Free Software, Articles, Papers, Presentations and Tutorials.

This is the url: ODBMS.ORG section on NoSQL Data Stores,

Pls book mark it for future use…

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Rick Cattell on “Relational Databases, Object Databases, Key-Value Stores, Document Stores, and Extensible Record Stores: A Comparison.” http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/01/rick-cattell-on-relational-databases/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2010/01/rick-cattell-on-relational-databases/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:02:00 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/odbmsblog/2010/01/12/rick-cattell-on-relational-databases-object-databases-key-value-stores-document-stores-and-extensible-record-stores-a-comparison/ What`s new at ODBMS.ORG in 2010?

I have extended the focus of ODBMS.ORG to include, besides object database technologies, new developments in data management, such as the linkage to service platforms, operation within scalable (cloud) platforms, object-relational bindings, NoSQL databases and new approaches to concurrency control.

ODBMS.ORG will offer in 2010 educational resources in all of these areas.

I have just published a new expert article by Rick Cattell on this topic:
“Relational Databases, Object Databases, Key-Value Stores, Document Stores, and Extensible Record Stores: A Comparison”.

Rick Cattell, formerly at Sun Microsystems, and co-creator of JDBC, and chair of the Object Data Management Group (ODMG), explains: “Traditionally, the obvious platform for most database applications has been a relational DBMS. You might use a specialized parallel relational DBMS if you required high throughput for “data warehousing”, or an object database system if your application had unusual functionality or performance requirements, e.g. for in-memory caching or fast relationship traversal. However, an RDBMS like Oracle or MySQL has usually been the answer. This has changed somewhat recently.

There is now recognition in database research that “one size does not fit all”, for example in the widely-referenced paper by Stonebraker and colleagues.

And in the Web 2.0 industry, many companies have abandoned traditional RDBMSs for so-called “NoSQL” data stores that provide much higher scalability, or they have built a distributed caching layer on top of RDBMSs. More scalable RDBMSs are also coming to market” so Cattell.

Rick`s article “”Relational Databases, Object Databases, Key-Value Stores, Document Stores, and Extensible Record Stores: A Comparison” is available for free download as (PDF)..
Worth reading it…

In fact, we already started last year to look at new developments in data management such as NoSQL databases and Cloud Stores.
An example is the article “On NoSQL technologies. Part I” (PDF) which presents interviews on new data stores with Patrick Linskey, Robert Charles Greene, Kaj Arno and Giuseppe Maxia.


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ODBMS.ORG: Over 40,000 visitors a month http://www.odbms.org/blog/2009/10/odbmsorg-over-40000-visitors-month/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2009/10/odbmsorg-over-40000-visitors-month/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:03:00 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/odbmsblog/2009/10/02/odbms-org-over-40000-visitors-a-month/ Last month, September 2009, was the best month ever for ODBMS.ORG!

We had 40,370 visitors…

Thank you.


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ODBMS.ORG listed in the IBM official Courseware http://www.odbms.org/blog/2009/09/odbmsorg-listed-in-ibm-official/ http://www.odbms.org/blog/2009/09/odbmsorg-listed-in-ibm-official/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2009 07:47:00 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/odbmsblog/2009/09/29/odbms-org-listed-in-the-ibm-official-courseware/ I am glad to inform you that ODBMS.ORG is listed under the IBM Academic Initiative, in their official Courseware: A Catalog of Educational Materials:

“The Object Database Management Systems portal provides the most up-to-date collection of free materials on object database technology on the Internet.”

Here is the link: IBM Academic Initiative – Courseware.


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