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Object-oriented Database Management System

An object-oriented database management system (OODBMS) applies concepts of object-oriented programming, and applies them to the management of persistent objects on behalf of multiple users, with capabilities for security, integrity, recovery and contention management. An OODBMS is based on the principles of “objects,” namely abstract data types, classes, inheritance mechanisms, polymorphism, dynamic binding and message passing.


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