[xquery-talk] Finding a XML-Database to fit our needs

Johan Mörén johan.moren at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 18:25:07 PST 2007

Interesting point Michael

One option we are considering is to upgrade our Oracle 10g to 11g and use
Oracle XML DB. Does anyone on the list have experience with Oracle XML DB?


On Dec 15, 2007 7:01 PM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:

> > your shopping list appears to perfectly fit the capabilities
> > of DB2 V9 and its built-in pureXML XQuery processor.  This
> > particularly relates to your requirement to host extensive
> > collections of moderately sixed XML documents.  DB2 V9 is
> > definitely worth a look, I'd say.
> Certainly worth a look, but in my view using a database that does
> relational
> data as well as XML has a big downside in terms of complexity. There's a
> lot
> of functionality there that you don't need, and you can't ignore it - it
> keeps popping up in all sorts of places, and it colours the whole flavour
> of
> the product. Also, if you're in the position where you need to convince
> and
> re-educate your developers to do everything the "pure XML" way, it's a
> good
> idea to use technology that doesn't give them any choice.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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