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   Re: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?

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Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Tom Bradford wrote:
>> The XQuery implementation that I participated in was meant for 
>> transforming messages in an orchestration engine.  Seems to me that 
>> that is probably the best niche for XQuery overall, but time will tell.
> Doesn't seem like the best niche to me. Data integration scenarios are 
> probably the best niche, or just plain XML reporting from various data 
> sources, including at least one that is a large scale data store.

Agreed. I've recently been surveying native XML database companies (not 
quite the same group as XQuery vendors, but useful overlap) about use 
cases, and the results largely agree with Jonathan. Translating messages 
was rarely mentioned.

-- Ron


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