Using XML as NoSQL Database and Comparing it with SQL Database

Abdualmajed Ahmed Ghaleb Al-Khulaidi


This scientific paper intends to explore the use of XML as a database as being an NoSQL type and the functions it carries out. Some of its important functions are to store and transfer data. Another point tackled is how to use XML database in .NET by using C# language. To clarify such points, examples are provided to show the process of adding, reading, deleting, updating and searching for data by using XML in C#. The paper further draws a comparison between NoSQL and SQL databases. The comparison is to incorporate a number of points: database structuring; type of data they store; querying; scaling; support; reliability; and need for storing complex data and querying for it.

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