Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-20 Thread Sean Hannan
BaseX is actively developed (6.0 came out about two weeks ago), but I understand your concern. It seems like they are moving towards building more of a community around it (mailing lists and such), but yes, the core is pretty much the university team. eXist has more plug-ins and specialty

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-19 Thread Sean Hannan
I've had the best experience (query speed, primarily) with BaseX. This was primarily for large XML document processing, so I'm not sure how much it will satisfy your transactional needs. I was initially using eXist, and then switched over to BaseX because the speed gains were very noticeable.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-19 Thread Godmar Back
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Sean Hannan shan...@jhu.edu wrote: I've had the best experience (query speed, primarily) with BaseX.  This was primarily for large XML document processing, so I'm not sure how much it will satisfy your transactional needs. I was initially using eXist, and

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-19 Thread Jon Stroop
Godmar, We're using eXist for a couple of apps here, and like it quite a bit. The full text search extensions in the 1.4 release are backed by Lucene, and it's pretty quick once you've tuned it (try some searches here: http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/ -- this is running on a beta of 1.4) and

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-18 Thread Benjamin Young
Hey Godmar, I'd definitely consider CouchDB as Patrick mentioned. It's a schema-free JSON document database and replication is it's greatest strength. It does have Lucene integration: http://github.com/rnewson/couchdb-lucene Paul J. Davis of the core CouchDB team has a nice write-up:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-17 Thread Andrew Nagy
I've had the best luck with eXist and BerkeleyDB XML. Both support XQuery and have indexing features based on any XML structure. Andrew On 1/16/10, Godmar Back god...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, we're currently looking for an XML database to store a variety of small-to-medium sized XML documents.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database

2010-01-17 Thread Patrick Hochstenbach
of Andrew Nagy Sent: Mon 18-1-2010 1:28 To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: what is the best open source native XML database I've had the best luck with eXist and BerkeleyDB XML. Both support XQuery and have indexing features based on any XML structure. Andrew On 1/16/10, Godmar