XML databases store data XML formatted documents. The data can be retrieved via query, updated and edited, removed or returned to the database. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is readable by both humans and computers, making it, at times, more convenient than relational databases that may require extensive knowledge to interpret. Also, metadata is more frequently available as XML. A database may be capable of housing XML as well as other formats of data.
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The Qualcomm Qizx software is a NoSQL, document-oriented, native XML database that stores, retrieves, and manipulates XML files, documents, and semi-structured data. Qizx is enterprise-ready and is well-suited for high volume, high throughput, workflow environments and text intensive projects where documents need to be quickly loaded and indexed for searching.
The Apache Axiom library provides an XML Infoset compliant object model implementation which supports on-demand building of the object tree. It supports a novel "pull-through" model which allows one to turn off the tree building and directly access the underlying pull event stream using the StAX API.
Sonic XML Server ™ is a set of services, high-speed processing, storing and querying XML documents necessary for the management of operational data Sonic ESB. Processing XML-messages in the original XML-format, XML Server is very fast and does not impose restrictions on the schema XML-messages.
Sedna is a free native XML database which provides a full range of core database services - persistent storage, ACID transactions, security, indices, hot backup. Flexible XML processing facilities include W3C XQuery implementation, tight integration of XQuery with full-text search facilities and a node-level update language.