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Re: [xml-dev] XML not ideal for Big Data

I somewhat agree to this article, about not using XML for very large
sizes. I generally not like (or it doesn't work well with XML tools)
working with XML's larger than, say 50 MB! But different people, may
have different preferences.

But certainly XML is very valuable in smaller sizes (5 bytes to 50 MB
I guess :)). We can think of useful existing applications of XML, like
small sized messages that we send, configuration files for various
purposes (EJB descriptors, Eclipse meta data and so on). Almost all
kinds of tools produce XML in some form, for report generation, which
can be transformed to various targets (HTML, PDF etc).

If I am given a huge XML document for consuming by my application, I
have no choice to process and consume it :) But if I need to design a
storage format, and a data model for large quantities of data (say in
giga bytes), I would not like to store and model all the data as XML.
I would try to do it as a combination of XML and Relational format,
perhaps. I would try to use XML, for schema's which change frequently.

The beauty of XML today is, that every modern software system
understands XML, making XML as we all know, a great interoperability

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Simon St.Laurent<simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> Perhaps there were better ways to have made XML work with his problems...
> but I think on the whole he's right.
> http://dataspora.com/blog/xml-and-big-data/
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> http://simonstl.com/

Mukul Gandhi

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