Berkeley DB XML is the native XML database engine for your product. 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 not a client/server database management system; it is a C++ library linked into your application. There is no client server network overhead. There is no need for a DBA. Berkeley DB XML is quite simply the fastest and most reliable native XML database engine available today.
Berkeley DB XML is a layer on top of the highly successful, mature and robust Berkeley DB database. There are over 200 million copies of Berkeley DB deployed in the field today. It has been a staple of internet mail delivery, web infrastructure on the client and server side and telephony solutions for over a decade now. Berkeley DB has proven itself time and again under demanding loads and at massive scale. All this is leveraged by Berkeley DB XML. Full ACID transactions, automatic recovery, hot standby, XA, on-disk data encryption with AES, database replication for high availability and failover are all features of Berkeley DB XML inherited from Berkeley DB. No other XML database on the market is based on such proven, battle-tested underlying technology.
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