10 Things You Should Know About Databases - Enhancements to XML File Management

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2008-01-29 Email Print this article Print

eWEEK takes a look at the state of the database field and what DBAs can anticipate in 2008. 


Oracle Database 11g added among other things the ability to store XML data as a binary data type and extended greater support for XQuery, a proposed standard that allows users to extract information from an XML file. IBM also updated its XML technology in DB2 9.5, adding a standardized extension to XQuery that allows the user to modify, insert or delete individual elements and attributes within an XML document.


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