ODABA is a Terminology-Oriented Database Management System (TODBMS) based on standards and extensions of object-oriented database management group (ODMG 2003). In contrast to other databases that are focused on big data processing, ODABA stands for smart data processing, i.e. it is intended to be used for complex problems and complex data structures in combination with complex processing rules.
Besides requirements for object-oriented databases, which belong to the P2 database family (see 'Unified Database Theory'), ODABA also supports several P3 database features (hierarchical set relations). Claiming to be a P3 database, ODABA can be considered as high level intelligent database, which provides a lot of support for application developers and database designers.
ODABA supports event driven applications on database level as well as on GUI level. The ODABA GUI framework combines database events and GUI reactions (Active Data Link technology), which provides a comfortable framework for developing GUI applications.
In order to support complex schema development, application design, programing and software and database maintenance, ODABA provides a family of rapid application development tools for documentation, design and implementation.
With ODABA Script Interface (OSI), ODABA provides a powerful object-oriented script language, which allows traversing along database instances like accessing hierarchical structures in memory. Syntactical similarities with C++/JAVA allow understanding and learning OSI easily.
The combination of weak-typed collection and virtual functions (function overload) offer a new dimension of flexible implementation. Besides simple database applications, OSI may also be used in order to implement event handlers (triggers) for database and GUI (application) events. Thus, OSI becomes a universal implementation language, which may be used in all implementation areas.
The latest version of the ODABA has been released on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. With version 15.0.0, ODABA provides full P3 support including aggregation schema support. Withthis version, final conceptual issues of ODABA have been implemented. Further improvements are planned on more technical levels.
Windows Server 2008