Diane Burley

Chief Content Strategist

Responsible for overall content strategy and developing integrated content delivery systems for MarkLogic. She is a former online executive with Gannett with astute business sense, a metaphorical communication style and no fear of technology. Diane has delivered speeches to global audiences on using technologies to transform business. She believes that regardless of industry or audience, "unless the content is highly relevant -- and perceived to be valuable by the individual or organization -- it is worthless." 


Where did you grow up?

Williamsville, New York

What is your favorite hobby?

Cooking -- love cooking with my two sons. It's relaxing, creative and sometimes a bit competitive!!

Where was your favorite place you went on vacation?

Sicily. It was like the collision of the ancient with the modern. Absolutely riveting.

What type of music do you like to listen to?

Depends on the day and the task at hand. Rock for cleaning, jazz for writing. Stuff in between for long rides.

What is your favorite season? Why?

Love the summer; the long periods of daylight, not being cold and eating from my garden.

Most Posts By Diane Burley

Condé Nast Shows Off Its DAM

Attendees at the New York MarkLogic Users Group (NYMUG) were treated to a surprise double feature. First, event host Condé Nast showed off its new DAM to folks from media stalwarts such as McGraw-Hill, ShowTime, ALM, Associated Press, APA, McGraw-Hill and Hearst Magazine. The Condé trio of Brian Cross, Andrew Wanczowski, Demetri Vasiadis had spent […]


Debunking NoSQL Database Myths

Compared to relational databases, whose history stretches back into the 1970s, NoSQL databases are new to the enterprise scene. Adam Fowler, a senior sales engineer for MarkLogic based in the U.K., used Google to research prevailing opinions about NoSQL — and posted it on his blog which we covered a few weeks ago. Data Informed […]


GigaOM Big Data Trends for 2013

GigaOM’s cloud and big data analysts Jo Maitland and George Gilbert conducted a podcast on the future of the big data market that included topics on the emergence of  vertical-specific apps for big data; data warehousing-as–a-service and promising IPO and M&A candidates. They were asked about the continued “meme” of Big Data: will the popular […]


HTML5 or Apps? Or, does it matter?

A recent Business Insider report tries to make a horsey race out of HTML5 vs Native Apps on mobile devices. And really, it is a silly argument. All of its “evidence,” which points to HTML5 as the “winner,” is based on the fact that HTML5 is more FREEly accessible and that there are no cumbersome […]


NoSQL Demystified, Deconstructed & Debunked

For a good primer on NoSQL, check out Adam Fowler’s post. Rich with details on the benefits of NoSQL — and the common misconceptions (yes, indeed a NoSQL database can be ACID compliant — if it is MarkLogic!!) Course, if you are on this blog, you already know a good deal, so consider it a […]


From Assassin to Ambassador

A little-known fact about the New York Summit last month: The keynote was actually given by a would-be assassin of MarkLogic. Mike Bowers, lead engineer at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (LDS), had been tasked with an initiative that would “kill” MarkLogic. With precise methodology, he installed MarkLogic’s enterprise NoSQL server in […]


Scaling to Olympic Proportions

The Olympics are a dream and a destination – a culmination of years’ worth of planning, hard work, and dedication that plays on a world stage. As London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the British Broadcasting Corporation was the host of coverage – and it wanted its online experience to be as dramatic as […]


Marketing Chick and Agile Development

Getting ready for a panel I was moderating at MarkLogic’s Big Data Summit in New York last month, I was doing research on the history of Agile Development. My two guest speakers, Tim Dunnington of ICA and Richard Winslow of Zynx Health, were going to be talking “agile.” It turned out to be a great […]


Big Data Simplicity

A recent article in the NY Times profiled Peter Neumann (Noy-man), computer scientist, musician, veteran of Bell Labs, and computer security pioneer/tireless evangelist. He cites a breakfast meeting he had with Albert Einstein in 1952, when he heard the first-hand utterance of Einstein’s “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler,” as […]