Available as of Camel 2.10
The VTD-XML component supports the VTD-XML Library for very fast and efficient XPath processing. The camel-vtdxml library is provided by the Camel Extra project which hosts all *GPL related components for Camel.
The VTD-XML is implemented as a Camel Language which allows you to easily use it in the Camel routes.
This component is particular efficient for splitting files or other big payloads.
For example to split a big file containing many persons, you could do:
from("file:inbox") .split().vtdxml("/persons/person").streaming() .to("activemq:queue:person") .end()
And in XML DSL
<route> <from uri="file:inbox"/> <split streaming="true"> <vtdxml>/persons/person</vtdxml> <to uri="activemq:queue:person"/> </split> </route>
This will run the Splitter in streaming mode using the vtdxml language.