DataDirect Technologies has released an updated version of DataDirect XQuery, an easily embeddable, Java-based implementation of the XQuery 1.0 and the XQuery API for Java standards. Here are some of the highlights of the new release: * Expanded database support for both the Enterprise and Community edition of MySQL server and full update support for relational data including Oracle 11g, Informix and PostgreSQL. * Support for DataDirect XML Converters providing seamless integration for all data formats supported by the DataDirect XML Converters including EDIFACT, X12, HL7, and many other formats. * Extended file type support and output enhancements, DataDirect XQuery version 3.1 further simplifies the performance of combining and processing heterogeneous data sources. The product now supports the ability to query new office document standards like OpenDocument Format, Office Open XML and XML-based versions of PDF. DataDirect XQuery 3.1 is available for free trial download. Sincerely, The DataDirect XQuery Team