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From "Thomas Mueller" <thomas.tom.muel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question on jcr:deref usage
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:54:09 GMT

> So I wouldn't dare to say "here is how I
> think things should be done".

Maybe you have some ideas how to extend the JCR API to simplify using
it, or just what additional features are required.

> This approach also has a draw-back: by treating Local file systems and RDB
> systems the same way - same set of features, same indexing & searching API
> (??),  a lot of good stuff from RDBMS are wasted.

Is this now not more an implementation issue (how to do it) than a
user issue (what features are required, how the API looks like)?

> These features are very useful even in querying structural data model

AFAIK, Lucene (not the RDBMS) is used to for queries (except for
direct, relative Node access and references).

> My personal experience is that production-level content management systems
> are more implemented on RDBMS than on local file system.

For me, the main reasons to use RDBMS are transaction support and speed.

> 2.  When presenting architecture design to a business client (usually with
> 'some' knowledge of the IT
>      systems/products), the first question would be "is this a serious
> design? why are all the data in
>      Blobs?". Although we as developers know that there are good reasons
> for that, it may not be easily
>      conveyed to the client.

I know, many people think like that. On the other hand, if using Blobs
is faster, and people don't wants to access the data store directly,
why not use Blobs?


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