Under which circumstances should I consider an object database management system (ODBMS) instead of a relational database managementsystem (RDMBS)?
There are some specific types of applications that are best suited for the ODBMS environment:
- those that include very complex data that is not easily represented by a RDBMS’ built-in data types
- those that cannot be represented in tabular form (such as times-series data)
- and those that usually involve collaborative work, to name a few.