[xquery-talk] and what I think we should tackle right now

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Tue May 28 08:32:59 PDT 2013

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Michael Sokolov
<msokolov at safaribooksonline.com> wrote:
> On 05/21/2013 08:05 AM, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>>> Same story on the backend, when it comes to query flexible documents,
>>> XQuery
>>> has answered a lot of questions that the NoSQL community is only starting
>>> to
>>> discover and yet it seems that there is a cultural gap between the two
>>> communities.
>> Re NoSQL and a bit of a digression. but could same the same about
>> IMS/DB, IDMS or any of the old network/hierarchical databases. Perhaps
>> the issue with NoSQL is that they like to believe (or  at least behave
>> as if ) they are doing something new and unique.
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> The difference is the ready availability of huge computing resources and
> datasets to a large number of entry-level programmers and data users, for
> want of a better word.

Some people are using SQL for solving non database problems just to
take advantage of the built in query optimisation and performance
features of relational databases.

I guess if the query engine offers fast enough performance people will
be willing to convert their data to whatever form is necessary to take
advantage of it.

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