eXcelon Corporation announced Release Three of its eXtensible Information Server (XIS), its native XML database management system. Release Three is focused on improving speed and throughput through refinements to its XML node-level management capability and broadening support for software platforms and connectivity in J2EE environments. XIS stores XML directly in the XML Document Object Model (DOM). XIS can accommodate changes to XML document structure and data in real-time, by operating only on the exact XML element or sub-element needed to support a business process or transaction. Node-level management coupled with distributed in memory caching and locking system increases throughput. Release Three has been updated to include initial support for XQuery, XPath 1.0, XSLT 1.0 including Java extensions (in anticipation of the XSLT 2.0 standard), and XML Schema 1.0. Pricing for XIS starts at under $30,000 for five developer seats and a development server. www.exceloncorp.com