CMS Watch has closely tracked the emergence of XML databases and application servers. The advent of commercial-grade storage, transaction, caching, and transformation tools for XML-formatted content may well tip the scales away from relational DB platforms for future CM systems. Challenging industry goliath Software AG is Ipedo's XML Database. They are priced similarly, but one of the things to like about Ipedo is the plethora of operating systems it runs on, including Red Hat Linux. What this David needs, though, is tighter integration with XML-oriented CM packages...
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"Overall the security mechanisms for WorkSite are not only extensive, but also very practical for legal and deal-centric environments. For example, you can partition a repository into many smaller repositories, creating "ethical walls" of content. Security settings are particularly granular and extend down to document/task/thread level. Of course, fine-grained security means administrative and training overhead, as well as potential usability problems in environments where there is an expectation of cross-project information access ......"
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