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I get asked this question at every conference and Meetup I attend, by different people in different variations – how is MarkLogic better? What does MarkLogic do differently? And so forth. I hope to answer everyone’s questions one place, so welcome to the official MarkLogic vs MongoDB showdown!
Recently I was involved in a customer inquiry about transaction isolation. The customer had observed an unexpected interaction between two concurrent transactions and wanted an explanation of what they were seeing. This customer is fairly sophisticated, with many folks familiar with isolation principles and even a PhD in distributed computing, which made me think that a lot of people probably aren’t very familiar with the nuances of transaction isolation, especially as it relates to MarkLogic.
A key feature of MarkLogic is ACID compliance. ACID stands for atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability, and meeting these four requirements means that transactions in MarkLogic are reliable.
There was some big news in the NoSQL world with the acquisition of FoundationDB by Apple. When Apple makes a move it always has an impact and this move was no exception. The first reaction was around what I like to think of as the perils of “faux-pen” source. Forbes chronicled the turmoil in the community in […]
I recently came across this question from Yehuda-Daniel Korotkin in the NoSQL forum of Linkedin asking “Do you think it possible to make transactions in NoSQL?” I encounter this question in one form or another pretty much all the time and respondents usually steer the person to the many resources that show that, quite reasonably, […]
If you grew up in the ’60s then an ACID Test was a phrase associated with Ken Kesey (author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) as part of his investigations into hallucinogenic drugs. However, the meaning of an acid test goes back much further – to the gold rush – when acid was used […]
My last post talked about Enterprise NoSQL and ACID vs. BASE in the context of handling data variety. In this one I’d like to delve deeper into transactional, Enterprise NoSQL. Let’s start by focusing on the main question: How can one guarantee cross-record ACID transactions in a horizontally-scalable, schema-agnostic database? The short answer is an […]
I joined MarkLogic 3 months ago and it is an exciting time to be selling the only Enterprise NOSQL database that manages “any-structured data” (including XML) with its ACID compliance, JSON, SQL and REST interfaces, HA and DR functionality – exciting that is once I can decipher the acronyms. More pertinently, understand the capabilities those […]
MarkLogic is going to be helping the U.S. government to develop the next generation of secure cloud computing services to support Multi-INT data management and analysis. We’ll be doing this by participating in the CTE (Continuous Transformational Environment) Lab hosted within the QTS (Quality Technology Services) data center in Virginia. Leading hardware and software vendors […]
Data is at the center of most challenges facing our industry today, with business drivers such as new regulations, aggregated risk management, and deep customer insight all having critical data management implications. The term Big Data has become a common way to describe this, and while some of these challenges are associated with large volumes, […]
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