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Sedna

Sedna

Sedna is an XML database developed by the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)—an organization chartered by the Russian government, consisting of a variety of research institutes from all over the Russian Federation. Sedna is free and open source, with persistent storage, search capabilities and ACID compliance. Like other XML databases, Sedna supports W3C XQuery language.

Background
System Programming Chair of the Institute for System Programming: Viktor Petrovich Ivannikov
Timeline:
1994: Institute for System Programming founded
2006: Sedna XML database system 1.0 released
2007: Sedna 2.0 released
2008: Sedna 3.0 released

The Institute for System Programming of the RAS is based out of Moscow, Russia.