This article recounts the database object adventure and offers some predictions concerning the future of objects in database systems. Although (i) it does not include the most up-to-date buzzwords (it was written in 1996) and (ii) I don't like its conclusions (OODB are relegated to second class citizen in the database market), I still recommend it: the historical part is accurate and the predictions rather convincing (too bad for my favorites). Now, I could give you a summary of this 10 pages paper, but then why would you read it? So, let me simply conclude this review by profiling the likely reader interested in this paper.
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