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eXist Native XML Database

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eXist is a high-performance open source native XML database—a NoSQL document database and application platform built entirely around XML technologies. The main homepage for eXist can be found at exist-db.org. This is the GitHub repository of eXist source code, and this page links to resources for downloading, building, and contributing to eXist, below.


New developers may find the notes in BUILD.md and CONTRIBUTING.md helpful to start using and sharing your work with the eXist community.


The eXist-db developers use the YourKit Java Profiler.

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YourKit kindly supports open source projects with its full-featured Java Profiler. YourKit, LLC is the creator of YourKit Java Profiler and YourKit .NET Profiler, innovative and intelligent tools for profiling Java and .NET applications.