Although Microsoft introduced the XML data type in SQL Server 2005, widespread use of the new data type has been slow to catch on. Carlo Innocenti, XML Technologies Program Manager at DataDirect Technologies, speculates that the main reason for the slow adoption is simply that most users have been used to storing data in other types.
Good news for DBAs who are entering the field or looking to improve their situation. The article notes a similar demand for Java and .NET programmers. Wonder what kind of dream job is out there for a DBA who can program in .NET and Java?
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