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Why the DMIX Needs MarkLogic

Blood sugar or blood glucose? Acute mental confusion or delirium? Language discrepancies like these are but two examples of how clinical notes may differ from practitioner to practitioner – let alone facility to facility. Further, one facility may identify patients through a number system – while another system may use a combination of letters and […]

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NoSQL for Dummies

Really not a fan of the phrase “dumbing it down” as it intimates that the recipient is not smart enough to receive the message – versus the sender not being capable of communicating it properly! Certainly I am an outlier as Dummies®  is the hottest and most recognizable of all the reference brands out there. […]

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5 Open Source Myths

“Should we go open source or proprietary?” That oft-repeated question is actually not so black and white—and like most things in life there is a whole lot of grey. Today, open source is usually not purely open source. And, die-hard proprietary software companies are today buying open source companies and running their own open source […]

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MarkLogic 8 Provides JavaScript, Bitemporal & Inferencing

We’ve announced a ton of cool new features in the upcoming MarkLogic® 8 software release. In fact, we’ve done more than just announce them. We already have very early versions of some of them available through our Early Access program. I want to tell you about three main feature areas that I find really exciting: […]

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Team USA Fans Cut Cable Cord for World Cup

Last week I was one of a reported 1.7 million Americans who watched team USA survive the group of death and advance to the elimination round without using a TV, cable box or antenna. I live streamed the game and participated in one of the biggest shifts in the media landscape: mass media being rapidly […]

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Open Letter to NYT: It’s Not About ‘Going Digital’

Earlier this month Public Editor piece Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times omsbudsman weighed in on the issue of the Times ‘going digital.’ She covered the leaked internal document lamenting the lack of ‘getting it’ at the NYT, the continuing changing economics of the news business and a pervasive feeling that all you have to […]

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IO Shortcut in MarkLogic Java Client API

As of MarkLogic 7.0-3, the MarkLogic Java Client API provides some shortcuts to make IO simpler. The Java programming language and its libraries have long standing support for strong typing. Strong typing helps you write production code by catching many errors early, but it can also complicate things when you know your code to be […]

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Can NoSQL Solve Polling Dilemma?

The stunning upset of Eric Cantor in the Virginia congressional race was largely stupendous because the pollsters got it so wrong – by “18 standard-deviation points” said one analyst. It was “pollster malfeasance” by the polling firm McLaughlin & Associates, and it should get the equivalent of the “pollster death penalty” said a commenter to Frank […]

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No Experience in NoSQL? No Problem.

I just attended a great talk at the Evanta CDO Chicago event. Sriram Mohan of Avalon Consulting, LLC. and Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology spoke on the challenge of finding people who have Big Data or Enterprise NoSQL skills. This topic really resonated with me because, as a Sales Engineering Director for MarkLogic, I’m looking to […]

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