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..."