Object Oriented Database Management System Syllabus - BIM (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objective

This module aims to provide the students the knowledge of Object Oriented Database Management System.

Course Description

Introduction, Object Orientated DBMS, Semantic Database Models & Systems, Object Oriented Database Systems, OODBMS Architecture – An Introduction, Introducing object oriented programming, Objects in the Database, Large Objects

Unit Contents

Course Details

Unit 1:


Ø  A major Change: The relational Data Model

LH 4


Ø  Object Roles in Databases



Ø  Sample uses of Object-oriented Databases



Ø  Benefits of Object Orientation


Unit 2:

Object Orientated DBMS

Ø  The Object-oriented Data Model

LH 8


-           Object-Oriented Data Relationships



-           Object Identifiers



-           One-to-Many relationships



-           Many-to-Many relationships



-           The IS-A relationship



-           The Extends relationship



-           The Whole-Part relationship


Relationship Integrity

ER Diagramming Models for Object-Oriented Relationships

  • Booch Notation
  • Unified Modeling Language Integrating Objects into a Relational Database
  • The Extended Relational Model Approach
  • The Semantic Database Approach
  • The Proposed Object Database Standard
    • Basic OODBMS Terminology
    • Understanding Types
    • External specifiers
    • Implementations
    • Primitive Types
    • Inheritance
    • Interfaces and Inheritance
    • Classes and Extensions Objects
    • Collection Objects
    • Structured Objects
    • Creating and Destroying Objects Representing Logical Relationships

Unit 3:    Semantic Database Models & Systems                                  LH 3

  • The Entity relationship Model
  • Relational Model – Tasmania (RMT)


Unit 4:

Object Oriented Database Systems

Ø  Performance Issues in OODBMS

LH 3


Ø  Application Selection for OODBMS



Ø  The Object Oriented Database Paradigm Manifesto



Ø  The Mandatory Features



Ø   The Optional Features


Unit 5:

OODBMS Architecture – An Introduction

Ø  An overview

LH 2

Unit 6: Introducing object oriented programming                               LH 10

Data and Procedural Abstraction Object Type Overview

Creating Object Types

Object type specification: attributes, methods Declaring and initializing objects

SELF parameter

MAP and ORDER Methods Object type inheritance

Unit 7: Objects in the Database                                                           LH 10

Introduction to objects in the database

Object Tables: creating Object tables, Inheritance and attribute chaining Object views

Creating Basic Object views Accessing Column Objects DEREF


Unit 8: Large Objects                                                              LH 8

Introduction to Large Objects Features Comparison

Types of LOBS, LOB Locators



Text and Reference Books

Text Books

  • Harrington J.L, (2000) “Object-Oriented Database Design, Clearly Explained”, Morgan
  • Scott Urman, Ron Hardman, Micheal McLaughlin, Oracle Database 10g PL/SQL Programming, Tata McGraw Hill
  • Prabhu S.R, (2003), “Object-Oriented Database Systems”, Prentice Hall India


  • Feuerstein , Pribyl B., Oracle PL/SQLProgramming, O’Reilly
  • McLaughlin , (2008), Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming, Oracle Press
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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code IT 305
  • Semester Eighth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Elective