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The panel does not seem to be on XML databases solely.
It talks about XML AND databases. Specifically, in the case of
XML and Relational databases, the problem spectrum might stretch
over issues like :-
1. XML Views of SQL data
- for creating messages directly from the relational data.
2. XML storage/querying in SQL databases
- complex 'documents of record' that can be stored and queried
in the relational store in their original form.
3. Extracting SQL from incoming XML
- extracting data and/or commands from incoming XML.
So, yes, XML might be used ONLY for interoperatibility but processing
XML within a system might require many different forms of interaction
with the database (relational or otherwise).
>To: "Ken North" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] "Future of Software and Databases" NetSeminar
>Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 23:48:36 +0200
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>Which opens a whole other can of worms.
>If, as some are asserting, XML is for interchange formats - whats all this
>about XML databases? Since interchange formats are typically equally
>inconvenient for all parties (unless defined by MS, in which case they are
>particularly convenient for MS), and interchange data is typically smallish
>(bite sized) and fragmented...
>What is this crap about XML databases?
>On Friday, October 25, 2002, at 11:36 PM, Ken North wrote:
>>Intelligent Enterprise magazine, in partnership with Borland, IBM, and
>>is sponsoring a webcast on December 3:
>>"The Future of Software and Databases"
>>December 3, 2002 (11 am - noon, Pacific Time, 7-8 pm GMT)
>>Watch for the registration page at www.netseminar.com.
>>A panel of software experts will discuss the future of software and
>>a world that's moving to XML, distributed computing, collaborative
>>applications, Web services and ubiquitous personal connectivity (e.g.,
>>of mobile clients). The panel members will discuss the convergence of XML
>>SQL, object databases, querying documents, parallel architectures and
>>This NetSeminar will include a pre-recorded panel discussion followed by a
>>question-and answer session. The panel members are:
>>-Rick Cattell Sun Microsystems
>>-Don Chamberlin IBM Almaden Research
>>-Daniela Florescu XQRL, Inc.
>>-Jim Gray Microsoft Research
>>-Jim Melton Oracle
>>Rick Cattell is an author, founder of ODMG and the original Enterprise
>>architect. Don Chamberlin is an author and co-inventor of SQL and XQuery.
>>Florescu is co-editor of several W3C specifications, including XQuery. Jim
>>is an author and ACM Turing Award winner. Jim Melton is an author and the
>>of the ISO SQL specification. The panel moderator is Ken North, an author,
>>and XML and Web Services editor for Dr. Dobb's.
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