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Oracle XML DB

Oracle XML DB is a feature of the Oracle Database. It provides a high-performance, native XML storage and retrieval technology. It fully absorbs the W3C XML data model into the Oracle Database, and provides new standard access methods for navigating and querying XML. With Oracle XML DB, you get all the advantages of relational database technology plus the advantages of XML.

In Oracle Database 11g Release 2, new capabilities, such as XMLIndex structured component and partitioning, as well as numerous enhancements
of Oracle XML DB are introduced to dramatically improve its performance, scalability, XML schema management, and XML information lifecycle management.

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Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at
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