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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-enabled databases, XQuery APIs

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> Is the problem that filesystems are not good enough yet? (I don't have a
> problem with win or linux, but I am not huge)
> Do people really feel a file based system is more difficult to manage
> (what with versioning - CVS/SVN, and checkout.., stage versions for
> dev/qa/cert/live.., wherever/whatever) than a relational database hacked
> to accomodate (roundtrip) XML?

In another reply I described the sunset query as a classic example how SQL
evolved to support content-based querying. That was 10 years ago, so let's add
500,000 XML documents to the mix.

Consider what you'd have to do to accomplish that query with a file system. Are
you going to do an unindexed search of 500,000 documents? Are you going to
visually review a half-million images or Base64-encode them and use XPath?

======== Ken North ===========


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