NYCPHP Meetup

XML vs. rel DBs [was: Re: [nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script]

Daniel Krook krook at us.ibm.com
Mon Aug 13 12:48:30 EDT 2007


Steve,

> Elliotte Harold wrote:
> 
> > Closer to home, think about a blogging system or a 
> content management 
> > system. Now imagine what you could do if the page structure were 
> > actually queryable, and not just an opaque blob in MySQLsomewhere.
> 
> This is a fascinating discussion.  I can see how an NXD 
> might be a very 
> good fit for medical information systems where a logic 
> encounter record 
> might encompass dozens of normalized relational model 
> tables.  What are 
> some of the stable, production-worthy open source servers out there?


Here's a press release put out today on a healthcare provider that appears 
to be using XML in DB9 v9 for that sort of thing.  Express-C is free (not 
open source though) and comes with the pureXML feature.
http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/22131.wss

DB2 9 w/ PHP info
http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/ad/php.html




Daniel Krook
Content Tools Developer - SCSA, SCJP, SCWCD, ZCE, ICDAssoc.
Global Solutions, ibm.com





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