MarkLogic in Defense & Intelligence – Use Case #3: Real-time Alerting

Our customers tell us, “I know what information I want. As soon as it arrives I need to be informed about it, and to make instant use of it. I don’t want to be bothered by junk though.”

Here’s how MarkLogic can help. Our Enterprise NoSQL database platform includes a real-time alerting framework that enables timely responses. Normally when you search you say “Give me all documents that match this query.” With the alerting framework, you say “Let me know when any information arrives that matches this query.” This makes your workflow proactive, and lets you get on with your work without having to remember to keep going back and re-running your query in case there’s new information available.

These alerts could be used to send information in real time to other systems, including sending emails, SMS or Instant Messages to yourself or other to let them know that new information has arrived. These alerts use the same advanced query criteria as regular user-initiated searching, helping identify the chaff from the wheat. You can even create a search to say “Let me know of any documents arriving that have similar content to these ones.”