[xquery-talk] Comparing XML Databases to Object Databases

daniela florescu dflorescu at mac.com
Wed Mar 19 13:54:30 PST 2008


please tell that person that one thing makes the entire difference
between the object oriented databases and the XML databases.

This thing called the "Internet" happened in the meantime, and that
makes the whole difference.

XML databases (alone) will not succeed (I think).

XML application servers will, though (I think).

That's why it is so important to have a good XQuery scripting extension.

Best regards

On Mar 19, 2008, at 4:28 AM, John Snelson wrote:

> I had a conversation the other day where XML databases were being  
> compared to object databases. The person I was talking to suggested  
> that it was inevitable that XML databases would get subsumed by the  
> existing RDBMSs on the market, just like object databases had been.
> I haven't had the benefit of experiencing the rise and fall of  
> object databases, but I have some opinions as to why I think XML  
> databases have a better chance than object databases ever had. What  
> does everyone think? Are XML databases headed for obscurity, or is  
> the time for them right and the comparison to object databases  
> unfounded?
> John
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