Re: Need help to understand difference, and contrast between Relational database model and the Object-Oriented model

From: Corey Brown <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 14:13:38 -0500
Message-ID: <CdKBb.11981$>

"Bob Badour" <> wrote in message
> "Corey Brown" <> wrote in message
> news:8FlBb.6497$
> >
> > "Alfredo Novoa" <> wrote in message
> >
> > > Nobody <> wrote in message
> > news:<xzbBb.65050$_M.317461_at_attbi_s54>...
> > > > Relational databases use keys. Object databases use some sort of
> > > > pointer to physical storage location.
> > > >
> > > > That's all.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Is this a nonsense competition?
> >
> > Alfredo, why don't you explain to us why you think this answer is
> > nonsense.
> > Don't relational databases rely on foreign keys to relate data in
> > table row
> > to another table row? I'm pretty sure they do and I am also pretty
> sure
> > that ODBM
> > systems do use direct pointers to relate objects together.


> That's about as useful as observing the difference between cars and
> airplanes is to note that airplanes use bulkheads and cars use airbags.

    Let's not confuse safety features with structural features here Bob. I think

    my answer to Alfredo pretty much sums up what an end user (programmer)     encounters when using these two technologies. I think it is useful for a programmer

    or architect to know the limitations of either technology, but I don't think that

    they have to hold a PhD in database theory in order to make educated decisions

    about when to use one technology over the other.

    Please, if you can't share you knowledge with others in a civilized manner

    then don't bother to post these kinds of snide remarks here. From reading your

    other posts I take it that you have a high level of understanding of the     theory behind database technology. Unfortunately you tend to stoop to     juvenile behavior when it comes to responding to the vast majority of     the posts in this forum. If I wanted to read that kind of crap, I could just

    as easily tune over to the Linux groups and take part in a flame fest about

    which editor I think is best. Let's leave that for the kiddies ok?

> Received on Wed Dec 10 2003 - 20:13:38 CET

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