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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).

Getting Started
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).

  System Overview

  • Fully-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 Features
  • Powerful 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 Areas
  • XML-driven websites with complex data and rich content
  • On-line books and journals
  • Digital libraries
  • 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
  • Benefits
  • 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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