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RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Weinreb [mailto:dlw@exceloncorp.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:29 PM
> To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?

> 	 Will it end up like the OODBMS meme, subsumed into 
> "post-relational"  DBMS technology?  
> That is not an accurate description of what has happened and what is
> happening with OODBMS's.  Since this is the xml-dev mailing list, I'll
> just register my official protest and not try to start a
> non-XML-related tangent.

I for one would appreciate an authoritative explanation.  I was quite
enamored of ObjectStore some years ago and have always wondered what
happened to the OODBMS category's mindshare; I had assumed that it was
buried in the "Universal DBMS" hype from the relational vendors.  I think it
would be completely appropriate to this thread to help us understand where
to optimally use RDBMS, OODBMS, and XMLDBMS, especially since I've raised
the "XMLDBMS as better OODBMS than the OODBMS" use case!