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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
- From: "Michael Rys" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 11:21:59 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
Whoa, what a lively discussion and I am spending my time on work :-).
Ron, with all respect, if you ask a certain subset of users/adopters
about how they plan on using a certain technology, don't be surprised if
they provide an answer that is influenced by their context. If you would
have asked a company like BEA or other companies that are more
interested in transforming streaming data, you may have heart more about
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald Bourret [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:43 PM
> To: 'XML Developers List'
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What niche is XQuery targeting?
> 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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