Jeremy Hylton : weblog : 2003-11-13

Object Databases

Thursday, November 13, 2003, 11:02 a.m.

Object databases have been around for a long time. There aren't a lot of new ideas in ZODB; it's just a good collection of old ideas. I should look more closely at other current work in this area. There is some interesting open source work.

ZODB is remarkably similar to ObjectStore PSE for Java, although ZODB is distributed and the PSE is not. PSE is not open source, so there's little to look at.

GOODS is a generic object database with bindings for C++, Java, Perl, and Smalltalk.

Ozone is an object database for Java.