[xquery-talk] my answer to my "MarkLogic's support for JSON" question
dflorescu at me.com
Mon May 11 17:56:55 PDT 2015
After a little bit of Googling, it seems that the answer to my question is much sillier then I originally thought.
Well, as a “data scientist” (hey, everyone else is one, why not me :-), I am speechless.
I knew that companies with good marketing and expensive sales who play golf can sell all kinds of BS to their customers.
But still, that’s talking your database customers for total idiots.
If I didn’t get it wrong, and that’s what you currently do, you obviously NEED to do something else.
And I can see only three possible choices for you:
1. You use XQuery 3.1. as it is designed by an esteemed and very nice W3C committee.
2. You “make up” your own JSON query language.
Good luck with that. Sounds an even worse choice then the previous one.
3. You use JSONiq.
That you would be smart and without any problems (JSONiq is an open specification, so by all means, please do), but in this case,
please be intellectually honest and admit it publicly.
Best regards, (and oh, apologizes in advance to the MarkLogic's lawyers who must pull their hairs out
trying to figure out how to answer my emails … sorry !)
P.S. MarkLogic, when you take yourself so seriously as to “We are the leaders in the NoSQL world..”, blah, blah, please remember the saying
“with great authority come great responsibility”. At least the responsibility to be intelligent in technical choices.
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