This Ecma Technical Report provides general background information on object-oriented systems, object-oriented databases, object-oriented database management systems, and identifies issues related to databases.
General background information on the object-oriented approach is provided, and specifically the following items are discussed:
- significance of current interest in object-oriented systems;
- issues to be addressed by object-oriented database developers;
- standardisation activity.
The intent of the report is to inform readers who are unfamiliar with object-oriented databases and highlight the related issues.