Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Problems? Is your data what you think it is?
 
PerlMonks  

Re: XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?

by inblosam (Monk)
on May 24, 2002 at 07:48 UTC ( #168993=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?

If you are looking for something small and upscalable it may be the right answer (minus all the work it might take you to build and use), kind of like people using form mail to make a csv from their website. Later they can turn around and draw that into a database as they grow. XML is great for export and converting to other things because it is rather simply organized and parsed.

But that's just my opinion.

Michael Jensen
michael at inshift.com
http://www.inshift.com


Comment on Re: XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?
Re: Re: XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?
by S_Shrum (Pilgrim) on May 24, 2002 at 19:02 UTC

    ===This part to inblosam===

    But then again isn't a tabled database "simply organized and parsed" not to mention smaller in size due to the omission of the redundant record and field markup? I could take that a step further and say that tabled data loads faster on large data sources (disk to memory) as a result vs. XML data sources.

    ===This part for everyone else===

    Everyone so far has been "portability-this" and "parsable-that". This is not a question of how one can deal with XML data sources but rather WHY one would choose such a format over a tabluar format (so far I really haven't seen a reason that I couldn't apply to tabled data sources).

    Portability, converting, and parsing are not ADVANTAGES over tabluar databases as the same can be said for tabled data.

    Once again: Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    Give me some XML database PROs that CANNOT be applied to tabluar databases (flat-files, etc.)

    ======================
    Sean Shrum
    http://www.shrum.net

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://168993]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others exploiting the Monastery: (10)
As of 2014-12-27 19:32 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (177 votes), past polls