NYCPHP Meetup

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

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Aug 13 19:36:00 EDT 2007


Josh McCormack wrote:
> Do you have any recommended reading on XML CMS? Do you know of any
> that are open source and in a useful state?
> 


Several people asked me this so rather than responding individually I 
just wrote up some thogughts and put them here:

http://cafe.elharo.com/xml/the-state-of-native-xml-databases/

The final word on this subject has not yet been written, but I think 
this is a decent summary of what's available in the native XML DB space 
as of August, 2007.

Roughly I think we're where SQL was in 1995: some good payware products 
and some iffy but promising open source options. I expect the open 
source options will improve into production worthy systems with time, 
just as MySQL and PostgresQL did over the last decade.

-- 
Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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