Converting Relational Databases into Object-relational Databases

By: Abdelsalam Maatuk, M. Akhtar Ali, Nick Rossiter


We propose a method for migrating RDBs into ORDBs. The method comprises three basic steps. In the first step, the method produces a Canonical Data Model (CDM), which is enriched with RDB integrity constraints and data semantics that may not have been explicitly expressed in its metadata. The CDM so obtained is translated into an ORDB schema in the second step. Data conversion is the third step, in which RDB data are converted into their equivalents in the ORDB environment.

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Abdelsalam Maatuk, M. Akhtar Ali, Nick Rossiter, “Converting Relational Databases into Object-relational Databases”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 9, no. 2 (March 2010), pp. 145-161, doi:10.5381/jot.2010.9.2.a3.

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