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eXcelon XIS Lite

eXcelon Announces Release of XIS Lite

New Version of Native XML Database Provides Key Benefits of Full-Scale Offering at Lower Cost Point of Entry

Burlington, MA, USA. November 12, 2002.

eXcelon Corporation today announced the availability of XIS Lite, a fully functional version of the company's native XML database management system, eXtensible Information Server (XIS). XIS Lite is designed to enable customers with less extensive data requirements to achieve the benefits of dynamic, extensible and highly reliable data management at a lower cost of ownership. eXcelon developed XIS Lite for companies that are using XML business documents to build the foundation for web services applications and standards-based integration networks where resilience to change is required.

With XIS Lite, companies can now fully and cost effectively harness the extensibility and flexibility of XML to create, audit and continuously change applications that store and manipulate limited amounts of XML data.

XIS Lite Features

  • A fully functional version of eXcelon's eXtensible Information Server (XIS), providing extensible, schema-agnostic XML storage and document and subdocument data manipulation support (e.g., updates, inserts, XPath/XQuery, XSLT transformations)
  • Limited only by database size (maximum of 500 MB total storage) and high-availability options
  • Intended for deployment in production-quality applications
  • Comparatively low cost to deploy and maintain
  • Supported by Stylus Studio, eXcelon's award-winning XML/XSLT Integrated Development Environment

"As companies increasingly look to share information between applications and people, they are turning to XML as the technology to support the dynamic and ever changing requirements of information integration and exchange," said Larry Alston, EVP Product Management, eXcelon. "The driving force behind our introduction of XIS Lite is the requirement for highly reliable, dynamic and extensible data management that can be deployed quickly and cost effectively with very little maintenance overhead."

XIS Lite provides additional ROI to developers and architects who deploy applications on XIS Lite by providing them with the ability to re-deploy those applications on full-scale XIS without requiring modifications to application-level code. This migration path allows companies to efficiently scale their XML data management solution as their web services mature and their data storage needs grow. As with the full-scale XIS, XIS Lite also facilitates XML-based interoperability across .NET and J2EE environments, providing support for XML business documents as the foundation of composite business applications that integrate systems based on both J2EE and .NET architectures.

Pricing and Availability

XIS Lite is available immediately starting at $995 per developer seat.

About eXcelon

eXcelon Corporation is a leading provider of data management software designed to accelerate the performance of distributed applications built using XML and Java and deployed on market leading software platforms.

eXcelon's core products, XIS, Javlin and ObjectStore, deliver enhanced levels of speed, flexibility, scalability and run-time availability to Web Services and distributed applications, which can result in substantial cost savings and significant competitive advantage for large and mid-sized enterprises. For corporate developers and software engineers who need to manage XML in a distributed environment, eXcelon Corporation's eXtensible Information Server (XIS) is a native XML database management system that provides development organizations with the speed and throughput necessary to manage the extreme flexibility of XML. The product is unique in that it provides node level management of XML documents. Javlin is a J2EE data cache manager that improves application performance by storing, managing and delivering application-ready data in highly distributed deployment environments. ObjectStore delivers best of breed data-management for Java and C++ to ensure the rapid propagation and availability of data for complex Web transactions, dynamic content, network management systems and a multitude of applications for independent software vendors (ISVs).

Headquartered in Burlington, MA, eXcelon has more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including market leaders in key industries such as telecommunications, financial services, retail and manufacturing. eXcelon markets its solutions globally through value-added resellers, system integrators, consulting firms, OEM licensees and direct sales channels. For more information, please visit the eXcelon Web site at


eXcelon Corporation
Audra Tiner
Tel: +1 781/674-5177

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "XML and Databases."

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