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

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CERN has the one of the largest databases in the world. It's nowhere 
near a classical database. It isn't even relational. It's just many 
Petabytes of flat binary files. CERN and other large research labs such 
as SLAC have been doing this sort of stuff successfully for decades.


Similar story for other huge science databases such as the SNAP 
satellite supernova database - http://snap.lbl.gov/


Wolfgang Hoschek                  |   email: whoschek@lbl.gov
Distributed Systems Department    |   phone: (415)-533-7610
Berkeley Laboratory               |   http://dsd.lbl.gov/~hoschek/

On Dec 15, 2004, at 5:53 AM, Rich Salz wrote:

>> There are many people who seem to think that 99% of the world's data 
>> is held
>> in relational databases. They are badly wrong.
> We'll never know.
> I betcha the telemetry information from a couple of satellites can 
> easily
> swamp a banking system.
> 	/r$
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