Producing relational database schemata from an object-oriented design

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Proceedings of the 20th EUROMICRO Conference, ΙEEE Computer Society Press, Liverpool , UK, p.251-257 (1994)


Although Object- Oriented Database Management Systems provide a direct mapping between problem domain and the way are stored, they are not yet as popular as Relational Database Management Systems. Storing objects in an relational database requires fitting them into tables. In this paper, a straightforward methodology for producing a Relational Database schema from an Object- Oriented Design is presented. The proposed approach provides a solution for mapping all object oriented constructions to tables. The strongest features of the approach are that it yields normalized schemata and can be easily automated. Finally, a high- level algorithm and a very simple example to illustrate the approach and its benefits, are given.
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