SEATTLE, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- XYZFind Corp. today released XYZFind
Server 1.0, its new repository, search, and query engine for XML. XYZFind
Server, which has been under development for nearly two years, dramatically
reduces the effort required to store, index, and intelligently search and
query XML. Trial versions for Solaris, Linux, and WinNT/2K are available for
download on the company's website at www.xyzfind.com.
"XML data is proliferating exponentially -- faster than enterprises can
assimilate it," said company CEO Thomas Marvin. "The challenge is to quickly
implement applications that can exploit this data. While text search engines
are simple to deploy, they ignore XML's structure, so they cannot process
precise, structured queries. Relational databases, which have long been the
backbone of applications that store and query structured data, are too
cumbersome for most XML applications. To deliver indexed query and search over
XML content with a relational database, developers must design database tables
specific to each document type and decompose/translate the XML documents into
those tables. This is cost- and time-prohibitive for most XML content. XYZFind
solves this problem with a new 'schema-agnostic' XML repository that stores
and indexes any well-formed XML without user intervention or preparation and
provides both keyword search and structured query access."
Among the customers already signed up to use XYZFind Server is mindwrap,
inc., developer of the document and content management product, Optix.
"mindwrap is strongly committed to XML and found that the traditional
full-text search engines used for unstructured documents didn't exploit the
context inherent in XML documents," said Craig Landrum, CTO at mindwrap. "We
began a systematic search to find the best XML search and query technology
available and found XYZFind. Its ability to search and query heterogeneous XML
content without complicated database transformations makes it a powerful
addition to Optix."
About XYZFind Corp.
Founded in mid-1999 by ex-Microsoft engineers, XYZFind Corp. builds XML
infrastructure software. Its flagship product, XYZFind Server, is an XML
repository, search and query server that dramatically reduces the effort to
store, index, and intelligently access XML. XYZFind Server is licensed to
corporations, independent software vendors, content portals, e-tailers, and
B2B exchanges. The company is funded by XMLFund, BEA Systems, Wilson, Sonsini,
Goodrich, & Rosati, and Jonathon Lazarus, a prominent angel investor in
Seattle. For more information, visit www.xyzfind.com.
NOTE: XYZFind is a trademark of XYZFind Corp. All other company and
product names referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
CONTACT: Kelvin Ginn of XYZFind Corp., 206-329-9175, ext. 202, or
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