This site has the facts on XML database architecture, product comparison, and selection. The articles section of this site provides an overview of XML database technology and its use.
XML databases come in two types:
- XML-enabled databases: These are databases that hold data in some format other than XML. An interface is provided, however, so that XML can be presented to an application even though the data is stored in some other format. Often, these databases may have existing data that is now needed to be presented using XML. An XML-enabled database might be a relational database, object-relational database, or an object-oriented database. Some object-relational mapping tools are also designed to work with XML. For more information on these products, see the at the end of this page.
- Native XML database: This type of database allows XML data to be stored directly. Usually these means populating a new database with the XML data. Native XML databases are likely to perform better than XML-enabled databases since there is little need for converting the data or that the conversion is minor. The data conversion in an enabled database is almost always going to be more significant and time consuming than with a native database.
XML databases are also referred to as XDBMSs or XML data servers.
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