SAN CARLOS, Calif. and FRANKFURT, Germany — November 18, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced an agreement with De Gruyter, a high quality publisher of humanities and natural sciences publications, to use MarkLogic as the central component of its next generation publishing platform. The agreement establishes MarkLogic as the primary database for De Gruyter, and will enable library, corporate, and individual customers to search and leverage the millions of pieces of content that currently lives within the walls of the De Gruyter publishing house.
“The publishing industry today is in a state of flux as more and more of our customers make the shift from print to electronic media,” said Dr. Sven Fund, managing director, De Gruyter. “We are stepping into the future of publishing with MarkLogic by our side, and we couldn’t be more confident of our choice. MarkLogic provides us the ability to be agile and meet the future needs of an industry in the midst of a transformation.”
De Gruyter publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. Its primary customers are booksellers, instructors, and librarians, in Europe, North America, and internationally. The company will use MarkLogic as the primary search and delivery component of a new platform designed to enable everyone to search and access De Gruyter content.
“The ability to leverage content and media is a growing priority for publishing companies as more documents and publications become digitized,” said David Kellogg, CEO, MarkLogic. “MarkLogic is playing an important role in the media industry’s digital transformation by offering the only platform on the market that has been designed specifically to help companies get value from this type of unstructured information. We are very excited that De Gruyter has chosen MarkLogic as the foundation for the search and delivery of content to its customers.”
All De Gruyter content appearing in print is also available in digital format and can be accessed via De Gruyter’s Reference Global platform. De Gruyter realizes almost 30 percent of its revenue through sales of eProducts.
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For more than two-hundred and sixty years the name De Gruyter has been synonymous with high-quality, landmark publications in the humanities and natural sciences. The scope of our publishing program includes theology and philosophy, biology and chemistry, linguistics and literature, mathematics and physics, history and archaeology, as well as law and medicine. In all these areas De Gruyter has consistently partnered with exceptional scholars to establish itself as a key international publisher. For more information about De Gruyter, please visit http://www.degruyter.com.
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