Are there any major similiarities between object oriented databases and relational databases?

In a Object Oriented Database, information is given in the form of objects as used in programming languages. "When database capabilities are combined with object programming language capabilities, the result is an object database management system (ODBMS). An ODBMS makes database objects appear as programming language objects in one or more object programming languages." (

"A relational database is a database that conforms to the relational model, and refers to a database's data and schema (the database's structure of how those data are arranged). Common usage of the term "Relational database management system" technically refers to the software used to create a relational database, but sometimes mistakenly refers to a relational database." (