OODBMS stands for Object-Oriented Database Management System.
An object-oriented database management system (also known simply as an object database) is a DBMS where data is represented in the form of objects, as used in object-oriented programming.
In contrast to relational database management systems (RDBMSs), where data is stored in tables with rows and columns, an object-oriented database stores complex data and relationships between data directly, without mapping to relational rows and columns.
A database management system is an application that enables the creation and administration of databases. Database management system is a broad term that includes any system that performs that function.
The most common type of DBMS is an RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). RDBMSs allow you to create relational databases – databases that have multiple tables that contain related data.
Different database management systems define schema in their own way. This can make it difficult for database developers to work out exactly what a schema is – especially when switching between different DBMSs.
This article provides definitions used by the three leading database systems.
Orphaned records are a concept within database relationships. If a record in a related table references a non-existent record in the primary table, it is said to be an orphaned record. This is because it has no “parent” with which its data is associated with.