A Quick Tour of the XML Type
XML is a markup language, used to format data in a wide variety of applications. It is commonly used as a message format for application integration (e.g. XML messages exchanged between applications, with those applications implementing an XML based API). Somewhat less commonly, it is used as a document format, to tag information in a platform independent manner. Starting in Teradata Database version 14.10, XML is supported as a native SQL data type.