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Subject: Re: XML Newbie-- flatfile vs. rdbms
From: Benny Mathew <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2001 12:59:36 +0530

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Hi Gurpal
Thanks for the reply
sorry I think I didn't phrase my question correctly...
I short what I want to know is

1. Can XML be used as a back end storage system instead of an RDBMS
or is it meant only as the data format for exchanging information.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gurpal [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 12:57 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: XML Newbie-- flatfile vs. rdbms
> Dear Benny,
> Starting with an XML document, you can get the data into variables of your
> choice of language depending on the parser you use: there are parsers
> available for C, Perl, C++ and many other computer languages most
> importantly Java. Once you've got the data into your variables, what you
> want to do with it is purely your choice. You can store it in a databse or
> a
> flat file or you can do some processing with it and then store the results
> in any format or retransmit the results to another application in XML
> format. The possibilities are so many that the mind boggles.
> Regards
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Benny Mathew" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 9:09 AM
> Subject: XML Newbie-- flatfile vs. rdbms
> > Hi Guys....
> > I am new to XML technology, and am not very sure about the exact
> > applications of XML.
> > Just trying to use XML in what ever I see fit.
> >
> > My Query is:
> > Can we use XML to store data in a flat file instead of an RDBMS?, what
> are
> > the advantage/disadvantages in doing so...
> > what if the data is an enterprise database consisting of thousands of
> > records...
> > Are there any issues in storing very large data only in XML file and
> having
> > no RDBMS. What about concurrency, can a lot of people access the same
> xml
> > file at the same time?
> >
> > hope someone will enlighten me on this.
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Regards
> >  Mthw
> >

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