Advances in Object-Oriented Data Modeling (Cooperative by Michael P. Papazoglou, Stefano Spaccapietra, Zahir Tari

By Michael P. Papazoglou, Stefano Spaccapietra, Zahir Tari

Until eventually lately, info platforms were designed round diverse enterprise services, reminiscent of debts payable and stock keep watch over. Object-oriented modeling, against this, buildings structures round the data--the objects--that make up a number of the enterprise capabilities. simply because information regarding a selected functionality is restricted to at least one place--to the object--the method is protected against the results of switch. Object-oriented modeling additionally promotes higher realizing of necessities, transparent designs, and extra simply maintainable systems.This publication specializes in fresh advancements in representational and processing elements of complicated data-intensive functions. The chapters conceal "hot" subject matters reminiscent of program habit and consistency, opposite engineering, interoperability and collaboration among items, and work-flow modeling. each one bankruptcy includes a overview of its topic, through object-oriented modeling strategies and methodologies that may be utilized to real-life applications.Contributors : F. Casati, S. Ceri, R. Cicchetti, L. M. L. Delcambre, E. F. Ecklund, D. W. Embley, G. Engels, J. M. Gagnon, R. Godin, M. Gogolla, L. Groenewegen, G. S. Jensen, G. Kappel, B. J. Krämer, S. W. Liddle, R. Missaoui, M. Norrie, M. P. Papazoglou, C. dad or mum, B. Perniei, P. Poncelet, G. Pozzi, M. Schreft, R. T. Snodgrass, S. Spaccapietra, M. Stumptner, M. Teisseire, W. J. van den Heuevel, S. N. Woodfield.

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4, we show the main evolutionary paths of object data models. On the left, we show data models used primarily for conceptual modeling and on the right those used primarily for data management. The solid lines indicate what we might call ‘positive influences’ on data model development and the dashed lines ‘negative influences’. By this, we mean that a solid line indicates a dependency in which the later model adopted notions from the former model. A dashed line indicates that features were introduced into the later model as a result of inadequacies recognised in the earlier model.

The important difference between these two cases is that the level of the application and system interfaces is radically different. In the first case, application programmers and direct end-users interact with the database system at the level of the relational schema and must be aware of its structure and operations. In the second case, they interact at the level of the object-oriented schema and the relational schema is purely internal to the system. We consider that our major research goal in the development of object-oriented database systems is not necessarily to remove the different levels of data models, but rather to move the level of the application interface to the conceptual level by providing suitable data models at the system interface which can support both conceptual modeling and effective data management.

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