[seek-dev] [Fwd: [bdbxml-ann] Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7]

Dave Vieglais vieglais at ku.edu
Tue Dec 14 10:22:50 PST 2004

It's likely many of you know this already, but sleepy cat dbxml now 
supports XQuery (see below).  I don't know about 'yall but this seems 
like quite an exciting development for anyone interested in storing and 
retrieving metadata, or just data for that matter.  Fast, reliable, 
transaction aware xml database.

Another noteworthy item in the Xquery world is XQuark and the XQuark 
Fusion and XQuark Bridge products: http://xquark.objectweb.org/ which 
provide xquery support for relational dbs by mapping to an XMLSchema. 
The Fusion product goes a step further and provides a service interface 
to Bridge, enabling a distributed, hierarchical federation of XML 
databases queryable through XQuery.

   Dave V.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [bdbxml-ann] Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:10:46 -0500
From: Gregory Burd <gburd at sleepycat.com>
To: xml at sleepycat.com, xml-announce at sleepycat.com

Sleepycat Software is pleased to announce:

         Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7

Berkeley DB XML is a native XML database engine for use within your
product.  Made available as a C++ library with language bindings for
Java, Perl, Python, PHP and Tcl Berkeley DB XML integrates directly
into your application, it is not a standalone database server.
Berkeley DB XML provides XQuery access into a database of document
containers.  XML documents are stored and indexed in their native
format using Berkeley DB as the transactional database engine.
Berkeley DB XML is one of the most sophisticated and reliable native
XML database engine available today.

The important new features and benefits of Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7

   1. XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 (July 2004 draft)
   2. Node or whole document based storage
   3. Optional document validation
   4. Sophisticated document indexing to speed query access
   5. C++, Java, Perl, Python, TCL and now PHP APIs
   6. Command line access to document repositories

To see the change log for version 2.0.7, please visit:


For information about the upgrade requirements for 2.0.7, please see:



Berkeley DB XML is an open source, dual-license product.  For more
information on our license please read:


For further information, please contact us at info at sleepycat.com.


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commercial and open source customers.  If you need help during any
stage of development or into production, we have a support package to
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As always, if you have technical questions, send email to:
support at sleepycat.com or post to the news group


The developers of Berkeley DB XML will be routinely posting about BDB
XML on our product blog http://www.sleepycat.com/blogs/bdb-xml -- add
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the latest postings.

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Sleepycat's mission is to provide the fastest, most reliable and
scalable transactional database for developers.  Our products include:
   ** Berkeley DB - With over 200 million active deployments in use
      today, it's hard to make it through the day without somehow
      coming in contact with something that relies on Berkeley DB.
   ** Berkeley DB XML - A native XML database with an optimized
      XQuery access layer built atop Berkeley DB.
   ** Berkeley DB Java Edition - A pure Java version of Berkeley DB.
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dependable data storage, you owe it to yourself to evaluate our
software libraries.  Chances are one of our database engines will suit
your needs.



Gregory Burd
Product Manager                         gburd at sleepycat.com
Sleepycat Software, Inc.                http://www.sleepycat.com/

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