LLNL was faced with numerous data silos filled with vast amounts of structured and unstructured data. Additionally, tests conducted for nuclear safety produce even more data—and none of this data was linked. LLNL is using MarkLogic to improve the organization’s data management strategy to more effectively maintain nuclear safety.
LLNL attempted to resolve its challenges with a document management system, fileshare technology and a relational database, but determined MarkLogic was best suited for the organization’s data management strategy. With MarkLogic, LLNL can manage large, unpredictable, non-heterogenous data sets with optimal functionality. “MarkLogic has the ability to handle high variability, whether you want to store structured data that is indexed or have the metadata and the multi-terabyte file on Tier 2 storage. It’s also flexible with its built-in search and retrieval functionality,” said Valerie Noble.