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Detached Entity Objects

Detached entity objects are objects in a special state in which they are not managed by any EntityManager but still represent objects in the database. Compared to managed entity objects, detached ... the database unless modified detached objects are merged back into an EntityManager to become managed
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Deleting JPA Entity Objects

Existing entity objects can be deleted from the database either explicitly by invoking the remove ... (); The entity object is physically deleted from the database when the transaction is committed. Embedded ... of that object from the database. DELETE Queries DELETE queries provide an alternative way for removing
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Updating JPA Entity Objects

Modifying existing entity objects that are stored in the database is based on transparent ... Once an entity object is retrieved from the database (no matter which way) it can simply be modified in memory ... (); The entity object is physically updated in the database when the transaction is committed
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Obtaining a JPA Database Connection

In JPA a database connection is represented by the EntityManager interface. Therefore, in order to manipulate an ObjectDB database we need an EntityManager instance. Operations that modify database ... of EntityManagerFactory that represents the relevant database and then we can use that factory instance
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Database Schema Evolution

entity class. This is done automatically in memory each time the entity object is loaded. The database object is only updated to the new schema when that entity object is stored to the database ... of an entity class are detected by ObjectDB. New entity objects have to be stored in the new class
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Can I use ObjectDB to access a relational database?

To access relational databases using the Java Persistence API (JPA) you will need an Object ... . The DataNucleus ORM implementation supports also the Java Data Objects (JDO) API. ObjectDB is a full featured standalone Object Database Management System (ODBMS) and not an ORM tool, so it is not intended and cannot be used to access other database management systems.
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Is ObjectDB better than Object Relational Mapping (ORM)?

As noted above, using ObjectDB instead of a relational database and ORM combination is easier ... database is mandatory (e.g. as a result of a customer request or when a new application is developed for an existing old relational database). By using the Java Persistence API (JPA), you can develop
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Is ObjectDB a NoSQL Database?

, but they are easier to use in object oriented languages such as Java. In addition, unlike most other NoSQL databases ... ObjectDB is a unique NoSQL database. It doesn't have the known disadvantages and limitations ... can be used in applications that cannot use conventional non ACID NoSQL databases because of a requirement for a very high level of consistency.
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Database Connection using JPA

A connection to a database is represented by an EntityManager instance, which also provides functionality for performing operations on a database. Many applications require multiple database connections ... database connection, using a separate EntityManager instance, for every HTTP request. The main role
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What is the Java Data Objects (JDO)?

The Java Data Objects (JDO) is another standard for accessing persistent data in databases, using ... with both relational and object databases. JDO is supported by many object databases, including ObjectDB, and it is probably the most popular Java API for object databases today.

Getting Started

ObjectDB is very easy to use. Follow the Getting Started Tutorial and the Quick Tour manual chapter and in minutes you may be able to write and run first Java programs against ObjectDB.

Prior knowledge or experience in database programming (SQL, JDBC, ORM, JPA, etc.) is not required, but some background in using the Java language is essential.

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