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Why is postgres an ORDMS

Hello list,

A friend of mine just asked me this, why is postgres an ORDBMS and what
does it mean and how to apply it on real development.

Any comments about it

Thanks

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Nov 12 '05 #1
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Josué Maldonado wrote:
Hello list,

A friend of mine just asked me this, why is postgres an ORDBMS and what
does it mean and how to apply it on real development.


We are OR (object-relational) because we are extendable, unlike a
typical DBMS.

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Nov 12 '05 #2
Bruce Momjian wrote:
Josué Maldonado wrote:
Hello list,

A friend of mine just asked me this, why is postgres an ORDBMS and
what does it mean and how to apply it on real development.


We are OR (object-relational) because we are extendable, unlike a
typical DBMS.


No, it means there are object-oriented elements in it, like abstract
data types and inheritance.
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Nov 12 '05 #3
Hi Peter,

In fact the inheritance was mi first tought, so as I didn't explain
myself enough and I don't have too much knoledge in that topic, I sent
him an URL of the practical postgresql book where that concept is explained.

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
Bruce Momjian wrote:
Josué Maldonado wrote:
Hello list,

A friend of mine just asked me this, why is postgres an ORDBMS and
what does it mean and how to apply it on real development.


We are OR (object-relational) because we are extendable, unlike a
typical DBMS.

No, it means there are object-oriented elements in it, like abstract
data types and inheritance.
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