Hi Andrew (or anyone else that cares to answer),
I've missed out on hearing about incompatabilites between MARCXML and
NXDBs. Can you explain? Is this just eXist and Sleepycat, or are
there others? I seem to recall putting a few records in X-Hive with no
problems, but I didn't put it through any paces.
Also, if there was a cure to the problems with MARCXML (I'm sure we can
all think of some), what would you suggest to help alleviate the problems?
Andrew Nagy wrote:
> Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
>> Have you had a chance yet to evaluate the 1.1 development line? It is
>> supposed to have solved the scaling issues. I haven't tried it myself
>> (and remain skeptical that it can scale up to the level that we talk
>> about with Lucene (but, as you point out, it is trying to do more than
>> Lucene too)).
> I gave the 1.1 line a shot, but still saw abysmal results ... I sent
> Wolfgang (the lead guy) my marcxml records and he implemented it in my
> development environment and found the same issues. The major problem
> with it all is the ugly mess that is marcxml and it's "incompatability"
> with native xml dbs. Although, I still have some ideas that I have not
> had a chance to test yet under the 1.1 branch.
> I just finished coding our beta OPAC, so I am now heading back into my
> load & scalability testing. I am using Berkely DB XML which beats the
> pants off of eXist in performance but has no where the feature set of
> eXist. I plan to re-test eXist 1.1 on my production server so I can get
> a better handle on the speeds on a machine with a bit more beef.
> I am also going to give this Nux a shot too. Anyone out there using it?