[ANNOUNCE] Berkeley DB XML 2.0.7


Gregory Burd

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 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:


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 (e-mail address removed).


Sleepycat Software offers a range of support offerings for both our
commercial and open source customers. If you need help during any stage
of development or into production, we have a support package to meet
your needs. Please take a moment to review our offerings at:


As always, if you have technical questions, send email to:
(e-mail address removed) or post to the news group comp.databases.berkeley-db


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
our RSS or ATOM feeds to your list of news sources and keep track with
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.
If you're building a software product or system that requires 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 (e-mail address removed)
Sleepycat Software, Inc. http://www.sleepycat.com/


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