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Every ANSI SQL Processor Conatins a Powerful Hierarachical Data Processor

Michael M David

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Dart is a new structured data programming language from Google. While unstructured data has become extremely useful, structured data is still extremely important because it keeps businesses running day in and day out. Programming languages still need to be coded by hand and most Google users are not programmers. To fill this large gap for most Google users who have no programming experience, a structured data query language would be very useful. Query languages operate by what data or information is wanted and not how to access or derive it. No programming is necessary to use. This is very similar to a standard Google request. This allows anyone to specify a powerful structured data query request. How does a query request automatically operate without being instructed on how to perform the request? This is done by analyzing the semantics in the data structure. Sinc... (more)

Advanced ANSI SQL Native XML Integration-Part 1

This two-part article will change your view and understanding of standard SQL and its ability to integrate naturally and fully with native XML. The perceived problem with achieving full SQL-based integration of XML is that relational data is flat while XML data is hierarchical, producing a huge impediment to a seamless solution. This belief has prevented a full integration solution, resulting in SQL vendors resorting to nonstandard SQL and external code, whose solutions fall far short of full XML integration. The usual method of integration used by SQL vendors is to shred or fla... (more)

SQL Transparent Hierarchical Processing of Relational, XML and IMS Data

Current SQL support of relational, XML and hierarchical legacy data such as IMS is driven by flattening the hierarchical data in order to integrate it naturally with relational (flat) data so that it can be processed relationally. Unfortunately, this strips out the natural semantics in hierarchical data which has the capability to dynamically increase the value of the data being processed and to perform powerful hierarchical operations. The SQL-92 standard introduced the LEFT Outer Join which offers a powerful alternative to standard relational processing that can be used to perfo... (more)

Advanced ANSI SQL Native XML Integration-Part 2 - Supporting advanced XML capabilities

Part 1 of this article demonstrated how standard ANSI SQL can integrate fully, naturally, and seamlessly with XML. This was accomplished by naturally raising SQL processing to a hierarchical level, enabling relational data (including XML-shredded data) to integrate at a full hierarchical level with native XML. Hierarchical processing and the utilization of the hierarchical semantics were also shown in Part 1, along with the hierarchical joining of hierarchical structures. Part 2 will cover how standard SQL can naturally support more advanced XML capabilities such as node promoti... (more)

Naturally Increasing Data Value with Hierarchical Structures

Hierarchical structures have an inherent ability for significant data value increases beyond the data collected.  This will be shown to exist in hierarchical structures and even more powerfully in their natural hierarchical processing capabilities. These will demonstrate flexible and efficient ways to increase data value automatically and will be discussed in this article. SQL will be used to perform a wide range of hierarchical processing operations that easily demonstrate these increasing data value capabilities. Basic Hierarchical Data Modeling The SQL view definition in Figu... (more)