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

Peter McCartney peter.mccartney at asu.edu
Tue Dec 14 10:50:06 PST 2004

Its not as feature rich as some of these others, but we have had a lot
of success using Exist, which  supports Xquery (somewhat) and follows
the same XMLDB standard as Xindice. Its fast, not transaction aware, and
does have some reliablity issues that they are working hard to resolve.
But its light and easy to use.

Xquark sounds like it might put Xanthoria and Digir out of work!

Peter McCartney (peter.mccartney at asu.edu)
Center for Environmental-Studies
Arizona State University

> -----Original Message-----
> From: seek-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org 
> [mailto:seek-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org] On Behalf Of Dave Vieglais
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 11:23 AM
> To: seek-dev
> Subject: [seek-dev] [Fwd: [bdbxml-ann] Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7]
> 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.
> cheers,
>    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
>          http://www.sleepycat.com/products/xml.shtml
> 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
> include:
>    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:
>      http://www.sleepycat.com/xml_update/2.0.7/if.2.0.7.html
> For information about the upgrade requirements for 2.0.7, please see:
>      http://www.sleepycat.com/xml_update/2.0.7/relnote.2.0.7.html
> Licensing
> Berkeley DB XML is an open source, dual-license product.  For 
> more information on our license please read:
>      http://www.sleepycat.com/download/licensinginfo.shtml
> For further information, please contact us at info at sleepycat.com.
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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.
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Gregory Burd
Product Manager                         gburd at sleepycat.com
Sleepycat Software, Inc.                http://www.sleepycat.com/

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