MS Office and XML
b.xavier at internet.lu
Wed Dec 14 12:19:13 CST 2005
> MS has submited the new format to ECMA to create a "open"
> standard, this is not the current format, this is an attempt
> to beat OpenDocument and the F/OSS initiatives out there. I
> bet they are putting raw binary data inside the XML, but
> that's just me being pessimistic.
There's rawa data in SQL.
Being able to store binary data in a format is maybe unfriendly to someone
at one point but that's trivial compared to the advantages that this feature
brings or can bring to your apps ;)
Just heard of a company using HSM* archival over DB2 for some 120 million
files... * <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_Storage_Management>
Today, HSM is done over redundant self-healing disks... ;)
80% of your data is old stuff so basically this puts it off into a cheap
cloud of disks over the network and all you see is a shortcut to the file...
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