Data warehousing and XML

Paul Prescod papresco at
Mon Dec 1 17:55:35 GMT 1997

Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> This may be writing it off too quickly; I think the great advantage of XML for
> a data warehouse would be its ability to ease the inclusion of non-relational
> data.  

I don't claim to be an expert, but my understanding was that the goal of
a data warehouse was to make a repository of information that could be
plumbed through essentially relational queries -- demographic
information, correlations between dates and so forth. I don't see the
benefit of including document data in this sort of repository. As
someone else mentioned, XML may well be a good transfer format for the
information to move it FROM the regular databases into the data

 Paul Prescod

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