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   Re: [xml-dev] Which is better (for medical data)?

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On 2002.10.18 19:25 Elizabeth Hinson wrote:
> What would you recommend? Which is better (for medical data)?
> Native XML database
> or
> XML-enabled relational database?

Having no ax to grind, I'll jump in. What does your data look like? If 
it's the kind of stuff that fits in relational tables...numbers, single 
words, filled out forms, then the conventional database is what you want.

If on the other hand you've got textual reports, "semi-structured" data, 
where the best way to fish it out would be a context sensitive full text 
search, then the native xml database is probably what you want.



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