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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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