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

Okay, this became a challenge to me ... I've written up a rebuttal to the original post, at


The more I read the post, the more I realized how much of this is just FUD, and not even recent FUD.

Kurt Cagle
Managing Editor

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 3:02 PM, David Carver <d_a_carver@yahoo.com> wrote:
Kurt Cagle wrote:

Of course, that would require that the author spend some time learning XQuery. What is it about programmers that if the code isn't in their absolute favorite language then they think the technology sucks?

Kurt that is because most programmers in the field aren't Craftsmen, and just doit becuase they are paid to do it.  If a framework doesn't do it in their favorite language, they don't want to take the time to self educate to learn something new that may get it done.

I agree, that XML Databases are the way to deal with large data, but most of the people out there doing the work, don't know about them.


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