July 28, 2004

XML Overhead Considered Harmful

Event Driven Architectures By: ams

Matthias Nicola – Homepage

Matthias Nicola, Jasmi John: “XML Parsing: A Threat to Database Performance”, 12th Intl. Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM’2003, New Orleans, November 2003.

This paper, referred to me by Rick Ross, is a fascinating indictment of the inadequacy of XML for large-scale, real-world applications today. Fits in with other work at IBM on this that I saw at WWW2004 in NYC. I’m concerned that there aren’t any other companies than IBM and perhaps DataPower and Sarvega that even hint at working on hardware-assisted XML processing…

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