Friday, November 25, 2005
The war of SQL vs. Xquery
The world is your database with Log Parser.
I can think of this as a point towards the relational world against the
hierarchical world ...
Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query
access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as
well as key data sources on the WindowsR operating system such as the Event
Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active DirectoryR. You tell Log
Parser what information you need and how you want it processed. The results
of your query can be custom-formatted in text based output, or they can be
persisted to more specialty targets like SQL, SYSLOG, or a chart.
Most software is designed to accomplish a limited number of specific tasks.
Log Parser is different... the number of ways it can be used is limited only
by the needs and imagination of the user.