Altova, creator of XMLSpy, the industry leading XML editor, today announced at the XBRL26 Conference in Dublin, Ireland, a ground-breaking new XML and XBRL validation and processing server called RaptorXML.  RaptorXML is highly cross-platform compatible and takes advantage of today’s ubiquitous multi-core and multi-CPU computers and servers to deliver lighting fast processing of XML and XBRL data.

Altova drew upon its fifteen-year tenure as a leader in the XML tools field to architect RaptorXML from scratch, optimizing it for the latest standards and parallel computing environments. In today’s organizations, Big Data trends and XBRL mandates are producing huge, ever increasing amounts of XML and XBRL data with strict standards conformance requirements. Now, there is finally a modern, hyper-fast engine to validate, process, transform and query all of it: RaptorXML.

“We have seen a growing demand from our clients, as well as in the industry in general, for an ultra-fast, cross platform processor that can handle the huge amounts of XML and XBRL data being generated,” said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. “Our engineers built RaptorXML from the ground up, endeavoring to meet this need by architecting a superior engine that would effortlessly handle these demands.”

A few of the features in Altova RaptorXML include:
· Ultra-high performance code optimizations
· Ultra-low memory footprint
· Cross platform capabilities for Windows, Linux, and MacOS
· Highly scalable code for multi-CPU/multi-core/parallel computing
· Superior error reporting
· Streaming instance validation against DTD and XSD
· Parallel loading, processing and validation
· And many more…

RaptorXML includes support for the very latest versions of all relevant standards and has been submitted to rigorous regression and conformance testing.

RaptorXML server will be available in two versions: RaptorXML Server and RaptorXML+XBRL Server:
· RaptorXML Server supports validation and processing of: XML 1.0 & 1.1, XInclude 1.0, Xlink 1.0, XML Schema 1.0 & 1.1, XPath 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0, XSLT 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 (subset), XQuery 1.0 & 3.0, and more.
· RaptorXML+XBRL Server supports all the features of RaptorXML Server, with the addition of processing and validating the XBRL family of standards: XBRL 2.1, XBRL Dimensions, XBRL Formula 1.0, XBRL Functions, and XBRL Definition Links.

For additional information, including a complete list of supported standards, platforms, and more please see:

RaptorXML will initially be available for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit versions), Linux (64-bit), and MacOS (64-bit) and will be available to download and purchase in May of 2013. It will be offered under an annual licensing model based on the number of available CPU-cores in the server.