Release of XML-DBMS Version 1.0
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 06:16:37 +0200 From: Ronald Bourret <rbourret@ITO.TU-DARMSTADT.DE> To: XML-L@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE Subject: ANN: XML-DBMS, Version 1.0
XML-DBMS version 1.0 is now available at:
XML-DBMS is a set of Java packages you can use to transfer data between XML documents and relational databases. It views the XML document as a tree of objects and then uses an object-relational mapping to transfer the data. Both the view of the XML document and the mapping are completely configureable through a simple, XML-based mapping language.
XML-DBMS is both parser and database independent, as it is based on the DOM, SAX, and JDBC. It is currently being used or evaluated in a number of large European corporations and is, to my knowledge, the only XML data transfer middleware that is freely available, database-independent, and can transfer data both to and from any XML document.
Since the alpha/beta release, I have added a number of features, including:
- The ability to generate a mapping from a DTD or DDML document.
- User-controlled date/time/timestamp formats.
- User-specified treatment of null data.
- Caching/reuse of prepared statements for better speed.
- Serialization of mappings from Map objects.
- Additional user control over transactions.
As always, XML-DBMS is completely free for use in both commercial and non-commercial settings and comes with complete documentation and source code.
-- Ron Bourret
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.