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Diane Burley

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.

Forays onto the cloud have been mixed with most companies toeing in with Software as a Service (SaaS) models — which makes sense. Robust offerings like provide tremendous productivity tools that answer the needs of most companies, without the cost of building. But according to Gartner one of the fastest growing segments is IaaS […]
Had a distinct opportunity to moderate a panel at StrataRx last month with three great speakers, Aaron Brauser, Director of Product Management at M*Modal, Kash Badami, Chief Healthcare Strategist, MarkLogic, and Aaron Stranahan, AVP, Product Development, Informatics Corporation of America (ICA). The two Aarons presented at MarkLogic World this past spring and joined Kash and me at Strata for a reunion […]
What you need to know about unstructured content (anything that doesn't fit well in columns and rows) in order to manage and reuse it effectively.
My colleague Jason and I were talking about search — which spilled into a 3-day exchange of emails between us — with me trying to work from the metaphor of dance and synchronization and he with engines and cars. (Talk about rigid data structures). Then like a bluebird, I received this gem from him. Plan […]
Working with brainiacs, great discussions spontaneously occur. The following situation arose: A client wanted  all data to be searchable – but not all data readable. The instance they gave was an HR person knowing that specific forms were there — but not allowing them to be read. What were best practices? Our engineering and field […]
Author Dan McCreary’s new book “Making Sense of NoSQL” is due out soon – and not only have we had advances of book chapters, but we have seen an advance analysis of the book. Using XML to deconstruct a book is something that is incredibly easy to do with XQuery. “We ran the reports as […]
From the blog BrainsLink comes 10 Signs Your Software Architecture is Flawed: a list of roadblocks, speedbumps and other impediments for your development teams. Hat tip to Isaac Sacolic @nyike  
It is amazing sometimes that some people are so wedded to a decision that despite things going horribly wrong will continue to rationalize why it is still right. It’s sort of a corollary to that insanity theory, if you will. We see this in software all the time; there is a much more obvious solution and people […]
The tour rolled into Boston this week and despite the skies opening, we managed a robust and avid audience. My colleague at MarkLogic, Amir Halfon CTO of Financial Services was my cohort and we spent a good portion of time demystifying how a NoSQL (not-only) database works. Not surprisingly, with seemingly a zillion NoSQL options […]
Volume, velocity and variety of weather had hit Chicago on Wednesday but the Blackhawks had won in triple overtime and the sky was blue for us when the Big Data Tour stopped at Spiaggia Restaurant downtown on Thursday morning. It was a terrific audience — and the first one I can say that had gender parity. […]
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