Storing XML Documents in Databases

Storing XML Documents in Databases

Albrecht Schmidt (Aalborg University, Denmark), Stefan Manegold (CWI, The Netherlands) and Martin Kersten (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-560-3.ch108
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Ever since the Extensible Markup Language (XML) (W3C, 1998b) began to be used to exchange data between diverse sources, interest has grown in deploying data management technology to store and query XML documents. A number of approaches propose to adapt relational database technology to store and maintain XML documents (Deutsch, Fernandez & Suciu, 1999; Florescu & Kossmann, 1999; Klettke & Meyer, 2000; Shanmugasundaram et al., 1999; Tatarinov et al., 2002; O’Neil et al., 2004). The advantage is that the XML repository inherits all the power of mature relational technology like indexes and transaction management. For XML-enabled querying, a declarative query language (Chamberlin et al., 2001) is available.

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