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storing xml files into database
- From: Haresh Gujarathi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Xml-Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 17:49:51 +0530
I am developing an
internet based application where the the data of the users of that application
is stored in xml format.
I expect about 1000
to 20000 total users of the system (and say about 100 users simultaneously
accessing the system)
Naturally there is
inconvenience in storing the xmls on the file system. I want to explore storing
these xmls in the database. I need some inputs as to how the xmls can be stored
in the rdbms database. Please provide me any insight regarding
I am looking for 2
solutions ; a zero cost solution and reasonable cost solutions (may be involving
the xml aware databases like Ixiasoft xml server)
1. In considering a
database as storage mechanism, what advantages I would get
2. In such scenario
what other people do?
3. If I want to
store the xmls in say MySQL, how do I do it and does mysql have any special
4. What about MS-SQL
5. Should xmls be
stored as blobs in the rdbms databases?
6. Optionally, I am
also looking for 'search' ability where the database should be able to
index the elements of xml file and perform search.