[xquery-talk] performance figures for xquery processors

Michael Rys mrys at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 7 13:09:54 PST 2006

I agree with Ron, assuming he includes the XML-enabled general database
systems such as SQL Server, Oracle, and - at some point in the not too
distant future ;) - DB2.

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: talk-bounces at xquery.com [mailto:talk-bounces at xquery.com] On
> Of Ronald Bourret
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 12:01 PM
> To: Martin Probst
> Cc: talk at xquery.com
> Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] performance figures for xquery processors
> Martin Probst wrote:
> > I only know of one benchmark, called XMark, but it doesn't focus on
> > processors, and is IMHO not all too significant - it's basically
> > modelling an ERP system in XML by more or less trivially translating
> > tables and tuples into XML elements, which is probably not an all
> > common use case for XQuery.
> For a list of other benchmarks, see:
>     http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLDBLinks.htm#Benchmarks
> But like all benchmarks, you should take them with a grain of salt.
> What's important to you is whether or not a processor can perform your
> queries fast enough for your needs.
> I also agree with Martin's statement that you should look at native
> databases. If you are running XQuery queries on documents received at
> run time, such as routing documents based on the result of a query,
> won't help. But if you are querying documents stored over time, the
> pre-parsing and indexing they provide will significantly improve your
> query performance.
> -- Ron
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