Blaha Promotes Referential Integrity for Object Databases

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NEWS 11/17/2005
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Blaha Promotes Referential Integrity for Object Databases

ODBMS.ORG, the Internet\'s most up-to-date educational and
research portal on object database technology, has published a
new paper by expert panel member Michael Blaha on the importance
of referential integrity for object databases. This latest
publication comes amidst an extension of ODBMS.ORG\'s large
collection of freely downloadable resources and the appointment
of six new expert panel members, demonstrating the portal\'s
growing importance as an educational and research reference
resource for the IT industry.

Blaha explains in his paper, which is available for free download
fromODBMS.ORG\'s expert section, that referential integrity is a
fundamental principle of database theory and arises from the
notion that a database should not only store data, but should
actively seek to ensure its quality. The notion of referential
integrity also applies to OODBMSs. There are relationships
between objects that cause them to depend on each other and
maintenance of these dependencies should not be left to
application code.

In additon, ODBMS.ORG has seen new contributions to the
generaldownload section. Julian Bunn et. al. (California
Institute of Technology) and CERN (Geneva) have posted details of
the \"GIOD Project\" (Globally Interconnected Object Databases). A
GemStone Case Study demonstates the use of ODBMS in a high volume
transactional system. The site also highlights the University of
Milan\'s work on \"Accessing Identity Data via EJB\", and Uppsala
University\'s Tore Risch \"Amos II\" free software package (an
object-oriented and functional system for querying distributed
and heterogeneous data sources). Stephanie Balzer (ETH Zurich)
has added a new paper on \"Contracted Persistent Object Programming\".


ODBMS.ORG also welcomes six new panel members from academia and
industry leaders:
- Doug Barry, Barry & Associates
- Dr. St├ęphane Bressan, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Dr. Klaus R. Dittrich, University of Zurich
- Prof. Dr. Yoshifumi Masunaga, Ochanomizu
University Tokyo
- Srinivas Narayanan, Tavant Technologies
- Dr. Axel Uhl, SAP>

About ODBMS.ORG
ODBMS.ORG (www.odbms.org) is a vendor-independent, not-for-profit
educational program on object database technology and the
integration of object-oriented programming and databases.
Designed by Prof. Roberto Zicari of Frankfurt University, the
program\'s goal is to promote and further the use of object
databases - by offering free resources for students, faculty and
researchers at universities and research centers, as well as for
JAVA and .NET developers in the commercial and the open source
world. Content is provided by a panel of internationally
recognized experts, who share research articles and teaching
materials with the community via the Web portal.

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