XQuantum™ XML Database Server
Integrating XQuery with Internet Standards
XQuantum is a new breed of database server that uses XQuery to search
information stored as XML. It is designed from the ground up to integrate
XQuery search, with open Internet standards.
XML is an extremely versatile way of storing information, including books, business and accounting records, relational tables, and scientific data.
XQuery was designed by the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C specifically for searching XML. The result is a twenty-first century query language capable of searching both data and information. It is both analytic and symbolic.
In order to make this technology readily accessible from your operating environment, we have integrated XQuery with its own HTTP web server:
Architecture for the XML Database Server
An application or client wishing to access XML data makes an HTTP request containing the query as part of the URL; the server then returns the result as an XML stream. Your web browser immediately becomes an ad-hoc query tool. The API's needed to access XQuantum are already available in most programming environments.
XQuantum is designed for large XML data stores. It uses advanced recursive XML indexing, combined with ground-breaking query optimization, to provide fast data access for both navigational and batch queries. Lazy query evaluation is combined with stream processing to reduce the memory footprint of large query result sets. (learn more).
XQuantum lets you build applications using high levels of abstraction resulting in fewer lines of code. Applications can often be built using just queries, style sheets, and web pages, along with our innovative XQuery Server Pages for dynamic content.
XQuantum greatly simplifies database administration by making indexing independent of database schema definition, which is optional.
Static type checking helps you find query errors early on in the development process>.
XQuantum's type system is based on simple yet powerful regular expression types, (learn more).
XQuantum comes up running with several sample applications, which you can explore with your browser. There are dozens of pages of sample queries, application files and associated XML datafiles. The product ships with an extensive user's manual and a product CD, which includes additional documentation and code samples for Java, C++, C#, and VB.
To help you get started, we have released a thirty-day free trial version of XQuantum available for immediate download (learn more).
How to Buy
XQuantum is available to customers in the United States, Canada, and EU countries. You can purchase XQuantum by telephone or fax (learn more).
HighlightsFully-contained solution, no third-party database required
Search large XML data stores using XQuery
Provides end-to-end tools for publishing XML content on the web
For batch processed structured and semistructured XML content
Product FeaturesPowerful post-relational query language that fully implements the W3C XQuery 1.0 standard
Full-text searching based on a subset of the W3C full-text extensions
Scalable multithreaded server architecture shares XML data with distributed clients
Integrated XSLT processor formats query results for the web
Supports user-defined functions and query library modules
Integrated type system for static type checking and XML validation
Cost-based query optimization using advanced recursive XML indexing
HTTP(S) protocol interface for remote query evaluation and data access
Supports steaming query evaluation and user-defined functions on streams
Integrated web server supports XQuery server pages for dynamic content
Accessible from .NET, J2EE, Java, C++, C#, and VB
Supports Unicode 4.0 collations, normalization, and character encodings
Runs on Microsoft Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
Includes batch processing utilities for building XML content
Application AreasXML-driven websites with complex data and rich content
On-line books and journals
Scientific data stores with complex data sets
Intranet portals for business intelligence data
Interactive product catalogs
RSS news feed aggregation
Document management systems
General query processing for large XML data stores
Batch processing of all types of XML content
Reduces overall system complexity
Simplifies database administration of XML content
Introduces new search capabilities not previously available
Faster application development life cycles
Reduces or eliminates the need for procedural application code
Favorable cost/benefit ratio creates new business opportunities
XQuantum's tight web page integration and ease of
use makes it the natural choice for building your next generation of
XML-enabled web applications and information systems. To learn more on how to purchase XQuantum (click here
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