Mule Xpack for Intel(R) XML Software Suite is a set of Mule extensions that significantly improve XML processing performance for SOA deployments. XML processing performance, as we know, needs a lot of improvement. There needs to be an industry XML binary standard. But until then, the likes of StAX and Intel XML Software Suite will need to do. Intel's XML Software Suite provides thread safe and efficient memory utilization, scalable stream-to-stream processing, and large XML file processing capabilities. XPack can be used for XML parsing, XSLT transformations, and XPath evaluations. As always, however, KPI recommends that you do not use open source SOA products for your enterprise.