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Looking Back on 12 Years of Constant Innovation

Enterprise-Ready in Version 1 It’s not easy to be both innovative and enterprise-ready from the start, but MarkLogic was. Initially launched as Cerisent XQE Server 1, the first version of MarkLogic carried patents for its innovative way of storing data, and also included ACID transactions, application services, and backup/restore. Very few technologies are enterprise-ready in […]

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Schema Agnosticism: What It Is and Why You Should Care

There is a difference between being schema agnostic and schema free and it isn’t just a pedantic one. As a MarkLogic user, even a non-technical user, you should understand the distinction … MarkLogic’s flexible support for schemas is an important feature that can help maintain data quality while avoiding the costly burden of complex enterprise […]

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Behind the Scenes with Samplestack

This week, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Kasey Alderete, the Product Manager that helped guide Samplestack from a nascent idea that we started thinking about last spring into a fully functioning app that we just launched a few weeks ago. While we have plenty of technical documentation on Samplestack, and […]

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BCBS 239: The What, When, Why, Who, Where and How

Introduction In the January 2015 BIS BCBS239 Adoption progress report it was stated that “compliance with Principle 2 (data architecture/IT infrastructure) was rated lowest.” BCBS 239 is the first time that the Enterprise IT Architecture profession has been subject to regulatory scrutiny like its construction and transportation industry forbears. This has become necessary because Distributed […]

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Microservices, Persistence: Benefits and Risks

There’s a growing interest in Microservices and Martin Fowler describes how microservice architecture is a particular way of “designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services.” The promise of microservices is it allows you to continuously increase the capabilities of your public site, or internal systems, by rolling out small, defined bits of functionality […]

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Live From Your Phone, SNL App

A couple of weeks ago NBC broke new ground with its free, live stream of the Super Bowl. According to Chris Tribbey of MESAlliance, NBC made it the “biggest event online” with 2.5 million viewers going ‘over the top’ to watch the game online. Live-streaming is part of a bigger trend of people like you […]

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Uncle Mort Weighs in on Databases

We all have an Uncle Mort – that pragmatic, no bull, calls-it-like-he-sees-it type of guy. Today, I’m going to divulge a secret about how to figure out if you need a document database or not. I’ll start with some technical background, and then we will have a sit down with Uncle Mort! Let’s just review a […]

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A Tale of Two Layers to Reduce Front-End Churn

On a recent internal mailing list, a debate occurred on the merits of various MVC frameworks, such as AngularJS and Ember. While I have an opinion on the matter, the debate is indicative that there is (and will be) a high degree of churn in the technologies used to render an application’s user interface, or […]

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What if My Luggage is Lost Forever!?

My wife and I had to go to a wedding in Chicago the first weekend of 2015.  We were fortunate enough to get an earlier flight out and miss all of the fun snow that was just starting to hit – whew!  However, we weren’t so fortunate to not have our luggage lost in the […]

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MarkNomics: Guide to Analytics & Time Series Data Part 2

This is part 2 of our series on analytics and time series data in MarkLogic. The images shown are from a partner’s application, called Epinomy, which has been loaded with economic indicators data. Epinomy was built on MarkLogic and takes advantage of our support for both a document database and triple store. Query Expansion In part […]

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