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eXist-db

eXist-db

eXist-db is a database management system built on XML technology. eXist-db is a pure Java application, and though it comes with a robust storage and search functionality, the relational database management system is nevertheless quick and easy to install. eXist-db gives users a number of tools for database management, including: a Representational State Transfer interface for accessing data, the User Management Service, the Index Query Service and the Database Instance Manager. eXist-db is entirely open source.

Background
Founder: Wolfgang Meier
Directors: Wolfgang Meier and Adam Retter
Timeline:
2000: eXist is created
2006: eXist 1.0 released
2013: eXist 2.0 released

eXist is based out of Rüsselsheim, Germany.