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From Kris Popat <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] ORDS to join Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:46:16 GMT
Hi Ted,

You are right ORDS uses a database.  At the moment it uses postgreSQL.
It also uses hibernate for ORM at the moment which we would look to changing to OpenJPA probably.
So it isn’t as strictly tied to a particular database.

> On 8 Jul 2015, at 16:24, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 5:14 AM, Kris Popat <> wrote:
>> ORDS pipelines data from recognized sources such as csv files,
>> spreadsheets, and relational database files into structured online
>> databases to provide “Database as a service” (DBaaS) functionality. It has
>> a full set of tools for managing and editing these databases including
>> giving users to ability to create versioned snapshots of data and share
>> specific datasets. New databases can also be created using these tools.
>> Databases are housed in projects and associated with users with given
>> roles. The data can be exported in common formats.
> Kris,
> It isn't quite clear whether ORDS includes a database or uses a database
> (presumably the latter).  If the latter, is there a strict dependency on a
> particular database?

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