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Re: XQuery & Several records (instead of one xml-field)

  • From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@g...>
  • To: "Jim Melton" <jim.melton@a...>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 23:14:14 +0530

Re:  XQuery & Several records (instead of one xml-field)
Hi Jim,
   I got hold of DB2 9.1 (sorry I couldn't try Oracle RDBMS), and
investigated the XML and XQuery support in it. I am pleasently happy
with the functionailty. I wrote my findings at:


DB2 also merges SQL and XQuery processing (the underlying execution
tree is same I guess), as you said for Oracle.

On 10/19/07, Jim Melton <jim.melton@a...> wrote:
> Liam,
> In point of fact, Oracle's server-based XQuery engine (distinguished
> from our middle-ware or client-based XQuery engines) compiles XQuery
> code into the same underlying execution tree structure into which the
> SQL engine compiles SQL code.  Therefore, our XML data handling is
> fully integrated with handling of traditional relational
> data.  Obviously, we think that is the right approach for our
> users.  And, equally obviously, IBM thought that having a separate
> engine that is bound in some way to the relational engine was a
> preferred approach.  Probably we're both right ;^)
> Hope this helps,
>    Jim

Mukul Gandhi

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