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Do u often use OODB?

Do u often use OODB?
I haven't heard of any friends using it.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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In my experience the use of true OO features (methods, structured types,
typed views/tables, reference) in DB2 is rare in a commercial setting.
European Universities are most active.
It seems like Oracle and IBM Informix (which ingested Illustra), at
least going by the newsgroup postings, also see limited uptake on OO
features.
SQL Server never went OO to begin with.
Pure OODBMS (like Ontos, Object-store - if they still exist...) don't
seem to show up as competition.

Just my 2 cents
Serge
Nov 12 '05 #2
Serge Rielau wrote:
It seems like Oracle and IBM Informix (which ingested Illustra), at
least going by the newsgroup postings, also see limited uptake on OO
features.


Hmm - lots of people use the OO capabilities in Oracle by proxy -
anybody using spatial/locator, any of the intermedia extensions, or xml
are all consuming the OO features indirectly. I assume the same for DB2 ?

Nov 12 '05 #3
You are correct. Spatial extender for example is built around structured
types.
But "endusers", - mining these newsgroups - seem to be largely limited
to, don't laugh, German Univerisities....
I have the impression Informix IDS is similar. The stuff is used for
blades, but not by mere mortals...
IMHO XML will supercede OO in many uses, especially structured types and
typed tables/views.

Cheers
Serge
Nov 12 '05 #4

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