A new architecture for integration of CORBA and OODB

Ruey Kai Sheu, Kai Chih Liang, Shyan-Ming Yuan, Win Tsung Lo

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Object-oriented database system (OODB) supports an object-oriented data model with the functionality of persistency and transaction semantics. In order to facilitate the use of OODB, the Object Database Management Group (ODMG) defined a standard for object database management system. On the other hand, the Object Management Group (OMG) defined the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), which is an emerging standard of distributed object technology providing the interconnection network between distributed objects. For the sake of matching these two object models, taking the advantages of merging both of them, and building a more sophisticated infrastructure, the integration of CORBA and OODB is currently an urgent and important issue in distributed object systems. Instead of using Object Database Adapter (ODA) suggested by the ODMG, in this paper, we provide a novel way of reusing the Object Transaction Service (OTS) and wrapping techniques to introduce OODB into CORBA automatically. Through our design, CORBA clients or OODB object implementers do not need to learn any knowledge of each other. In addition, error recovery is also provided to guarantee the consistency of object states. The whole task for integrating CORBA and OODB is done transparently by our proposed preprocessor, which plays an important role in solving problems encountered by ORB and OODB vendors easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-768
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999


  • Integration
  • ODMG
  • OMG
  • Object-oriented database
  • Transaction

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