Comparing XML Databases to Object DatabasesJohn Snelson john.snelson at oracle.com
Thu Mar 20 11:38:44 PST 2008
I agree - this is basically the conclusion I came to. I think there are a number of factors which give XML databases a better chance than object databases had: 1) Ubiquity of XML - there's a lot of XML that needs storing. 2) The natural fit with the web, where it needs to be easy to handle XML/XHTML/HTML. 3) The presence of a good standard query language and data model. 4) The rise in interest to more closely combine program logic with query logic (LINQ etc.) 5) Increasing questioning of the relational model and one size fits all databases  John  http://www.computingatscale.com/?p=46 daniela florescu wrote: > John, > > please tell that person that one thing makes the entire difference > between the object oriented databases and the XML databases. > > This thing called the "Internet" happened in the meantime, and that > makes the whole difference. > > XML databases (alone) will not succeed (I think). > > XML application servers will, though (I think). > > That's why it is so important to have a good XQuery scripting extension. > > Best regards > Dana > > > > > > On Mar 19, 2008, at 4:28 AM, John Snelson wrote: > >> I had a conversation the other day where XML databases were being >> compared to object databases. The person I was talking to suggested >> that it was inevitable that XML databases would get subsumed by the >> existing RDBMSs on the market, just like object databases had been. >> >> I haven't had the benefit of experiencing the rise and fall of object >> databases, but I have some opinions as to why I think XML databases >> have a better chance than object databases ever had. What does >> everyone think? Are XML databases headed for obscurity, or is the time >> for them right and the comparison to object databases unfounded? >> >> John >> >> --John Snelson, Oracle Corporation http://snelson.org.uk/john >> Berkeley DB XML: http://www.oracle.com/database/berkeley-db/xml >> XQilla: http://xqilla.sourceforge.net >> _______________________________________________ >> http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk >> http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk > > _______________________________________________ > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk -- John Snelson, Oracle Corporation http://snelson.org.uk/john Berkeley DB XML: http://www.oracle.com/database/berkeley-db/xml XQilla: http://xqilla.sourceforge.net
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