David Jordan is a software developer at SAS Institute in Cary, NC.
Previoulsy he was a data warehouse architect in the bioinformatics group
at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill. He has an M.S. in Computer Science and a Masters in Bioinformatics.
While at Bell Labs, his interests in the integration of object and database modeling
led him to approach Ontologic in 1985 and convince them to develop the first C++
object database. He served as a member of their technical advisory board during
its development. In 1990 Bell Labs appointed David a Distinguished Member of Technical
Staff for his pioneering work in object modeling and database design.
In 1993 the Object Database Management Group (ODMG) (http://www.odmg.org) asked
David to serve as their C++ editor. David had a column in C++ Report covering object
databases and authored the Addison-Wesley book C++ Object Databases. David was also
appointed to serve as ODMG's Java editor. He served as an editor of four books published
by the ODMG, including their last book The Object Data Standard: ODMG 3.0.
While working at Ericsson, David established a partnership with Poet Software to
develop a small footprint, pure-Java, ODMG-compliant object database for use in
David also had a column in Java Report covering the storing of objects in databases.
He became a founding member of the Java Data Objects expert group within the Java
Community Process. He founded Object Identity to provide JDO consulting services
and was selected to serve as the moderator of the JDOcentral.com web site. He co-authored
the O'Reilly book on Java Data Objects.
Contribution to ODBMS.ORG
1-3: Reprinted with permission from Java Report.
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