Begin with the basics of data compression as you consider how to apply it to your XML data and applications.
Explore several approaches to compressing XML documents and consider the benefits and advantages of XML and its special structures.
Begin with a primer on the basic types of data compression, with an introductory explanation of the mathematics and algorithms that go into compression techniques. Evaluate types of compression tools and techniques for your own applications.
Now that you have a solid understanding of XML and data compression, you can appreciate some product-specific best practices. Get principles and guidelines for using IBM DB2 pureXML to solve business problems effectively and to achieve high performance when managing XML data in enterprise applications—illustrated with a real-world example easily adapted to other types of XML applications.
5. Put this new information in a larger context; consider getting certified in XML and related technologies
A software system's architecture and performance requirements affect your decision of which XML technologies are most appropriate for your application's needs. Learn how to discern where and when to use XML in system design and how data compression applies. Also, prepare for the IBM certification Test 142, XML and Related Technologies, with this first tutorial of a five-part series.
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