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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject Re: CouchDB vs. SQL
Date Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:03:54 GMT

On Aug 20, 2009, at 2:22 PM, sjtirtha wrote:
> I've worked for a while with one of the best XML DB. Since there is  
> no clear
> modelling normalization, some projects that I know and also my own  
> project
> did not work very well. Either some data are modeled in a huge XML  
> document
> or some of them are chunked into several small XML documents. And  
> also the
> Query language XPath does not perform at all and it uses also HTTP.  
> The
> performance was bad, compare to RDBMS.

This is false. XPath (usually through XQuery) operates directly/ 
natively on the DB similar to how couch run javascript runs on it. You  
were doing it wrong.

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