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   Re: [xml-dev] are native XML databases needed?

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> asks:

> Off topic, but since data warehousing comes up from
> time to time:  what is the advantage of using
> an OLAP design vs a relational design?

Peter Hunsberger wrote:
>> With the exception of the specialized spatial, null compressed, database
designs, for the most part, OLAP designs are relational designs just
highly denormalized.

Nice summary of the star schema (or not) question.

Len will have to clarify the question. I thought he was asking whether to manage
multi-dimensional data sets with a non-relational data store or an SQL database


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