March 19, 2001

IBM experiments with XML

Author: JT Smith

IBM's R&D folks may have churned out another hit: XQuery. That's the catchy new name for an XML query language that Big Blue's Almaden Research Lab (with the assistance of SQL author Don Chamberlin) has created. XQuery can pull information from a much larger resource pool than the standard rows and tables found in traditional relational databases. Says IBM Fellow Hamid Pirahesh: "At some point, this could become as big as SQL." Full story at ZDNet.


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