object-relational DBMS

object-relational DBMS

A database management system (DBMS) that provides both relational and object database management capabilities. See universal server.
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In (Clear et al., 1999) the implementation of a set of new SQL primitives: Transpose, Vertical Partitioning, Round-robin, Horizontal Partitioning, sequence functions, sampling, which were added to NonStop SQL/MX, a parallel, object-relational DBMS from the Tandem Division of Compaq; is reported.
According to IDC, `Sentences appears to offer clear benefits in a number of key areas of data management that are not especially well served by relational or object-relational DBMS technology.' It concludes, `Sentences represents the rebirth of an old idea; that databases are about more than just storing and retrieving structured data, but are about maintaining repositories of useful information and recombining it in different ways to make it even more useful.

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