Mapping XML to a Wide Sparse Table

@article{Chen2012MappingXT,
  title={Mapping XML to a Wide Sparse Table},
  author={Liang Jeff Chen and Philip A. Bernstein and Peter Carlin and Dimitrije Filipovic and Michael Rys and Nikita Shamgunov and James F. Terwilliger and Milos Todic and Sasa Tomasevic and Dragan Tomic},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={1400-1414}
}
XML is commonly supported by SQL database systems. However, existing mappings of XML to tables can only deliver satisfactory query performance for limited use cases. In this paper, we propose a novel mapping of XML data into one wide table whose columns are sparsely populated. This mapping provides good performance for document types and queries that are observed in enterprise applications but are not supported efficiently by existing work. XML queries are evaluated by translating them into SQL… CONTINUE READING
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Mapping XML to a wide sparse table

  • L. J. Chen
  • Proc. IEEE 28th ICDE, Washington, DC, USA, 2012.
  • 2012
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