NeoCore Inc. announced version 2.6 of its core product, NeoCore XML Information Management System (XMS), a self-constructing native XML database that reduces the cost and time to market for dynamic business applications. This release includes an optimized stand-alone server architecture, substantial support of XQuery, and the option for a Solaris 64-bit platform. NeoCore leverages the natural characteristics of XML and couples that with the company’s Digital Pattern Processing (DPP) technology to enable a fast and simple development capability. NeoCore XMS 2.6 is available Aug. 30. The Standard Edition, for 32-bit platforms, is priced at $20,000 per CPU. The Professional Edition, for 64-bit platforms, is $30,000 per CPU.