Melting pot XML: Bringing file systems and databases one step closer
Ever-growing data volumes demand for storage systems beyond current file systems abilities, particularly, a powerful querying capability. With the rise of XML, the database community has been challenged by semi-structured data processing, enhancing their field of activity. Since file systems are structured hierarchically they can be mapped to XML and as such stored in and queried by an XML-aware database. We provide an evaluation of a state-of-the-art XML-aware database implementing a file system.
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