Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science


Computer Science and Statistics

First Advisor

Victor Faye-Wolfe


The diversity of database designs has motivated standardization efforts. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) sponsored Open Object-Oriented Database (Open OODB) project is the leading effort to develop an extensible, modular architecture for next-generation, object-oriented databases (OODBs). The Next-Generation Computer Resources (NGCR) Database Management Systems Interface Standards Working Group (DISWG) has published requirements that will help dictate how the Navy meets its future database needs. This thesis will evaluate Open OODB with respect to the DISWG requirements. Each DISWG requirement is evaluated from three distinct perspectives. First, we see if Open OODB has a matching requirement(s). Second, we evaluate if Open OODB's proposed architecture would meet the requirement, and third, we evaluate if Open OODB's implementation meets the requirement. If a particular DISWG requirement is found to be unmet, we investigate the feasibility of extending Open OODB to meet the requirement.