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Agenda Includes Training, Technical Sessions, and Half-Day Developer Sessions

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — April 14, 2011 — The Bay Area is preparing for a rush of developers and technology experts in Big Data and unstructured information. MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced that world-class developers will be gathering to discuss best practices, hear case studies, and learn about the latest developments with MarkLogic at the 2011 MarkLogic User Conference. For more information or to register for the summit, taking place April 26-29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, please visit

Developers new to MarkLogic are invited to attend half-day sessions where they will learn more about non-relational technologies and discuss data beyond rows and columns. The program includes how to build a search application in 30 minutes, where MarkLogic excels over NoSQL and relational technologies, and a series of “Lightning Talks” and hands-on labs. The sessions will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (PT), and 1:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (PT). For more information or to register, please visit There are a limited number of half-day passes for the sessions available.

In addition to the half-day sessions, developers of all skill levels are invited to meet and network in the Developer Labs and Lounge. The Developer Labs and Lounge offers the opportunity to participate in self-paced, hands on labs, hear talks from other developers, and participate in community projects. There will also be an “Ask the Expert” table, staffed by MarkLogic engineers and experts. The Developer Labs and Lounge will be open Wednesday, April 27, through Friday, April 29.

“In a Big Data world, filled with unstructured information, developers are looking for technologies that allow them to do their jobs more effectively,” said Jason Monberg, vice president of product management, MarkLogic. “MarkLogic is a technology that enables them to not only gather unstructured information, but also to derive value from it. At the 2011 MarkLogic User Conference, the pre-conference trainings, and technical tracks offer developers and technically-savvy individuals the opportunity to learn best practices right from the source.”

Attendees of the technical sessions will have the opportunity to hear MarkLogic engineers talk about the technology they wrote, get technical insights, and sneak-peeks at what they are working on for future releases. A few highlights from the technical agenda include:

  • MarkLogic Founder and Experts Tell All – Come listen to some of the top technical minds at MarkLogic as they gather for an interactive panel. Joined by MarkLogic founder Christopher Lindblad, the open Q&A will cover all aspects of technology, implementation, and more.
  • Working with MarkLogic in a Relational World – Keith Stearman of SureSoft will explore a case study on taking approximately 4.5 million records from a 20+ year old system and translating it into modern standards, while cleaning and improving the data. MarkLogic engineer Mary Holstege will show how to transform common SQL patterns into XQuery when building rich applications, and James Clippinger from MarkLogic’s Federal consulting group will discuss the practical aspects of modeling structured, relational data in XML.
  • Pre-Conference Training – In addition to the technical sessions, pre-conference training on the technical aspects of MarkLogic Server is also available. Attendees of the training sessions will learn from MarkLogic experts on how to get started, rapid development, and details of the MarkLogic architecture. To learn more about pre-conference training or to register, please click here.

The conference sponsors include platinum sponsor Avalon Consulting, LLC; gold sponsors Cognizant, Innodata Isogen, Infosys, and Virtusa; silver sponsors iFactory, Janya, Antenna House, TEMIS, HTC Global Services, Applied Relevance, Typefi, and Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.; bronze sponsor Really Strategies; and additional sponsors Flatirons Solutions, ISYS, Ixxus, and Planman.

To register or learn more about the MarkLogic User Conference in San Francisco, CA, at the Palace Hotel on April 26-29, please visit

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