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Michael Kay wrote:
> It would be nice to see what IBM actually said rather than this incredibly
> superficial piece of analysis. Are we really supposed to believe that Oracle
> and Microsoft will be "frothing at the mouth" because IBM have belatedly
> issued a press release describing their marketechture?
I doubt Oracle or MS will be frothing at the mouth. SQL Server 2005 will
have similar XML functionality, although the implementation, rather than
being a separate storage engine, is built on the relational store.
Although we'll probably never see the benchmark results, it will be
interesting to see which is faster.
As for Oracle, I rather disagree with the article's assessment, although
my disagreement is purely conjecture. Oracle has consistently shown
intelligent support for XML and I can't help but imagine that they're
building some sort of native storage themselves. Indexed CLOBs just
won't cut it for XQuery.