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JSON Integration in Relational Database Systems

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Dušan Petković

Dušan Petković. JSON Integration in Relational Database Systems. International Journal of Computer Applications 168(5):14-19, June 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Dušan Petković},
	title = {JSON Integration in Relational Database Systems},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2017},
	volume = {168},
	number = {5},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {14-19},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914389},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Recently, a new era of application development is emerging, which us based upon big data technology and the ease of access to compute resources, such as mobile devices. All these issues can be better supported using JSON (and JavaScript) technology. Almost all relational database systems have integrated JSON, partly according to the specification given in the ANSI SQL standard and partly according to other specifications. In this article we discuss several JSON features and investigate how different relational database systems (RDBMSs) have integrated them. Of all database systems discussed in this paper Oracle has implemented the most concepts specified in the ANSI SQL/JSON standard. In contrast to Oracle, PostgreSQL have not implemented any standardized features. Also, we discuss conformance of all these implementations in relation to the ANSI SQL/JSON standard and give suggestions, which important features should be implemented in the future releases of the RDBMSs.


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JSON, SQL/JSON, relational database systems, JSON integration