IT Manager's Journal: The Case for a Native Object Database
Aug 11, 2006, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Paterson)
"Linux users have their choice of good relational databases.
However, some applications require an approach that takes advantage
of object-oriented programming. Here's some advice on when and
where to use a native object database like db4o instead of a
"If you want an open source database that runs on Linux, you
have plenty of options to choose from. MySQL and PostgreSQL are
good choices for medium- to large-scale applications, while compact
alternatives such as HSQLDB work for small and embedded systems.
All these are relational databases, and they are good at what they
do -- handling data. This is fine if you take a data-centric view,
where your application's job is simply to perform a series of