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db4o Open Source Object-Oriented Database Supports LINQ

Microsoft users can replace SQL database with native ODBMS engine

db4objects (www.db4o.com) has announced that its db4o object database is now optimized for Microsoft’s LINQ. With the new support, developers can choose an object-oriented optimized engine without changing the API or compromising performance.

Choosing an ODBMS eliminates the task of translating objects into tables, a process that is time-consuming and prone to mismatch problems, thus allowing the developer to stay focused on the problem logic. A native ODBMS enables the persisted objects to be identical to those created in the object-oriented programming language and to reflect the logic inherent to the problem.

The new LINQ extensions encompass language-integrated data query, set, and transform operations. It includes extensions to the C# and Visual Basic languages with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities.

db4object’s db4o database offers a persistence solution to store objects of any complexity natively, with only a single line of code. db4o’s embedded Java and .NET engine leverages many optimization techniques such as Transparent Activation, and the database automatically activates objects only when needed thereby loading the absolute minimum from disk, which consumes less memory and boosts performance.

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