Open Source XML Databases: Xindice and eXist


Monday, April 19, 2004, 11:00am - Monday, April 19, 2004, 12:00pm

325b ITE, UMBC

Part of eBiquity Spring 2004 Meetings

database, xml

The talk will present an overview of two popular Open Source databases Xindice (from Apache Group) and eXist. The introductory part will provide some background information about the advantages and disadvantages of using XML databases in general as opposed to relational databases. Additionally technologies used to access and manipulate XML data like XPath, XQuery and XUpdate will be very briefly described. The remaining parts of the presentation will provide a summary of experiences gained in two projects that used these databases to store their data.

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