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eWeek: Sleepycat Boosts Database

Jul 16, 2003, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas)

"Sleepycat Software Inc. last week tossed its open-source database into the XML ring with the release of code for Berkeley DB XML, a native XML database that's built on top of its open-source embedded database, Berkeley DB.

"Berkeley DB XML offers a single data repository for storage and retrieval of native XML and non-XML data, avoiding the XML conversion overhead that occurs with relational databases that have been retrofit with XML adapters, officials said.

"The database supports XPath 1.0, a World Wide Web Consortium standard language for addressing parts of an XML document. It offers flexible indexing, giving application developers the ability to control query performance and tune data retrieval..."

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