Object-Oriented or Object-Relational? An Experience Report from a High-Complexity, Long-Term Case Study.

Peter Baumann, Jacobs University Bremen

Object-Oriented or Object-Relational? We unroll this question based on our experience with the design and implementation of the array DBMS rasdaman which offers storage and query language retrieval on large, multi-dimensional arrays such as 2-D remote sensing imagery and 4-D atmospheric simulation results. This information category is sufficiently far from both relational tuples and object-oriented pointer networks to achieve a “fair” comparison where no approach has an immediate advantage.


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