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In this exercise, you work for a utility department and are responsible for the GIS database for your water distribution system. The operations manager needs to simulate the impact of different mains breaking, pumps malfunctioning, and the shutdown of the treatment plant during emergencies.

Your software vendor has just announced a new version of their software that is object-relational. You need to determine whether to continue to use the existing relational data model or whether to convert to an object-relational data model.

Step 1 Determine if you should convert to an object-relational model
The table below shows the components of your water distribution system and how they are currently represented.



Question Would you convert the database to the object-relational data model? Why or why not?
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