Object-Relational DBMSs, Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)

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Discover why object-relational technology is ideal for supporting a broad spectrum of data types and application areas, from financial services to multimedia data. In this completely revised and updated edition, database experts Michael Stonebraker and Paul Brown explore the object-relational paradigm and examine the most recent developments in the field.



Specifically written for database application programmers, database analysts, and IT managers, this book includes detailed information on how to classify DBMS applications, where object-relational DBMSs fit in the database world, and what mechanisms are required to support such an engine.



* Offers completely updated and expanded information-new and revised material discusses both the latest technology and the latest products.
* Presents a simple matrix for classifying and evaluating DBMSs so that you can make informed judgments about object-relational systems.
* Includes examples, tables, and tests to help you judge the quality and optimization of systems now on the market.

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About the Author:

Michael Stonebraker is a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founder of Ingres Corp. (now a division of Computer Associates), the founder of Illustra Information Technologies, Inc., a past chairman of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data, and the author of many papers and books on DBMS technology. A well-known lecturer and keynote speaker, Dr. Stonebraker was the recipient of the first ACM SIGMOD innovations award in 1992.

Paul Brown is "Chief Plumber" within the Chief Technology Office of Informix Software, where he works with Informix's customers and partners in developing and deploying information systems based on object-relational DBMS technology. Previously he worked on the POSTGRES and SEQUOIA 2000 projects at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dorothy Moore is a senior engineering-marketing writer at Illustra Information Technologies, Inc. Her extensive technical writing experience includes the development of user guides, training manuals, and documentation for Novell, Inc. and the RAND corporation.

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