Replicate Notion's 'databases', with relation properties?

How would you use Obsidian to approximate Notion paradigms, chiefly “databases” that can have “relational” properties, so that items in one database can be bidirectionally linked to those in another?

For example, here is a database with relational link properties to three other databases.

I know these are different applications. I know Obsidian trades in backlinks. But I also think a) the way Notion does it is quite elegant and b) presenting this in tabular and other views (kanban, gallery etc) is effective.

No doubt, in Obsidian, we need to be talking about files-and-folders, with extras.

I have looked into the Projects plugin and also Database Folder with Dataview. The latter sort of approximates it, but it’s pretty janky in comparison.

What would you do?

For example, given the data model in the first screengrab, should I approach things differently, in a particular Obsidian way, with a particular set of plugins etc?

I have been using the Projects plugin and have been able to do most things I used to in Notion. It is true, the presentation is not quite as elegant off the shelf, but you can get quite close. Here is a video that mentions Notion itself in comparison with Projects

Unfortunately, Projects doesn’t support my iPad.

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This month or first half of the next I will start to dev the bidirectional relations on db folder

You can create a bidirectional relation manually until then

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