Anders Carlsson , pp. 34. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.
The technology of object oriented databases was introduced to system developers in the late 1980?s. Despite that it is rarely used today. This thesis introduces the concept of object oriented databases as the purposed solution to the problems that exist with the use of relational databases.
The thesis points to the advantages with storing the application objects in the database without disassembling them to fit a relational data model. Based on that advantages and the cost of introducing such a rarely used technology into a project, a guideline for when to use object oriented databases and when to use relational databases is given.