Since we're talking about databases...

Tim Bray tbray at
Tue Feb 2 00:47:38 GMT 1999

One reason that I've been particularly interested in these threads is that 
I've been doing a bunch of work for a German company named Software AG.  
Those who have some grey hairs will remember a database package named 
"ADABAS" that used to be hot stuff in pre-relational days (still is 
pretty hot stuff, but marginalized due to being non-relational).

Anyhow, they've been working on a REALLY BIG REALLY FAST xml data store,
and have actually started talking a little bit about this in public: 
check out

Pretty thin information as yet, but people who are interested in wrangling
XML en masse should keep an eye on these guys. -Tim

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