pureXML in DB2

pureXML is the native XML storage capability in IBM DB2. It allows for whole XML documents to be stored in a DB2 table column, and for them to be easily queried via either SQL or XQuery or some combination of the two.DB2 pureXML book Getting Started with DB2 has a decent introduction to both . There’s also schema validation, versioning, and other esoteric features.

I’ve played with it a fair bit and found it quite performant in my admittedly limited scenario of a couple thousand xml docs.

Conor O’Mahony blogs extensively on the topic. In terms of community, there’s an official site, a comprehensive wiki, a forum.

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