SQL, XQuery, and SPARQL

Track: Storing XML

Audience Level: Technical view

Time: Wednesday, November 16 16:00

Author: Jim Melton, Oracle Corporation

Keywords: XML, XQuery, SQL, Query Languages, SPARQL, Semantic Web, RDF


Does the world really need Yet Another Query Language? A new language for querying RDF, named SPARQL, is emerging from the W3C. Some observers say that the W3C's own XQuery is sufficient for querying RDF, at least in its XML incarnations, while others suggest that SQL is a more mature, widely-implemented language for querying tuples. This presentation explores these issues and positions the three languages.

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