RE: RE: Companies that have switched from RDBMS to pure XML da
The big 3 (MS, Oracle, IBM) chose Hybrid Relational/XML as a plan. Ron Bourret has some categories on his site http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLDatabaseProds.htm#categories - he may have data on this as well. I have always been of two minds when someone says Native XML Database. The first mind is suspicous - show me the features - the trueness to XQuery and Xml DM. The second mind is that if you set out to be "native" you will have less artifacts of being non native. Our company moved the other direction - from native XML to relational. This was mostly due to the cost effectiveness of relational and the fact that if we wanted XQuery we could get it for free from IBM DB2 Express. Jim -----Original Message----- From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 9:31 AM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Companies that have switched from RDBMS to pure XML database? Olivier Rossel wrote: > You mean a switch from "RDBMS with XML features" to "pure XML > databases", I presume. > Right? Sure. Companies that have made that switch are appropriate for my list. David Lee wrote: > Also are you interested in companies that have adopted "pure XML > Databases" or only ones that have done so AND entirely tossed any > Relational databases. Companies that by-passed RDBMS and went straight to XML database would be appropriate for my list. Michael Kay wrote: > People don't "switch" from one technology to another. They adopt a new > technology alongside the old, and they coexist for decades, running > different applications. > > Most of the applications that I have seen using XML databases would never > have been implemented in an RDBMS. They might previously have used free text > databases, document management systems, operating system filestore, in some > cases object databases. Do you know of companies that have opted for XML databases instead of free text databases, document management systems, operating systems filestores, or object databases? /Roger _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org subscribe: email@example.com List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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