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Major New Release Includes Industry’s First ETL Tool for Unstructured Information, Full Database Replication for High Availability, and Database Rollback for Instant Recovery

SAN CARLOS, Calif. and London — October 19, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced a new version of its award-winning database, MarkLogic Server 4.2, which includes powerful new features that transform the way enterprises can store, manage, and analyze unstructured information. The exciting new release includes MarkLogic Information Studio, the industry’s first ETL (extract, transformation, and loading) tool for managing unstructured information as well as powerful new features for availability and recovery including full database replication. MarkLogic 4.2 is available for download today.

“We are thrilled to see MarkLogic 4.2. The product has excellent XSLT support and that makes a lot of tasks we do each day very easy,” said Aaron Stranahan, director, enterprise services, Informatics of America Corporation (ICA). “We are very focused on transforming content for display, and a lot of that content comes pre-bundled with style sheets. MarkLogic 4.2 provides native support so much of what we do is now done inside of MarkLogic. Information Studio is a big differentiator for us as we now have a nice streamlined way for easily loading content and that enables us to work more quickly. MarkLogic 4.2 gives us added functionality in the search engine – yes, it’s a database for unstructured information, but it is also much more. We plan to upgrade to MarkLogic 4.2 as soon as possible.”

“The information explosion makes MarkLogic 4.2 increasingly applicable to companies outside of MarkLogic’s traditional key verticals of media, government, and financial services,” said Matt Aslett, analyst, 451 Group. “MarkLogic has a loyal customer base, and is growing at a healthy rate. As the increased amount of unstructured information makes the need for a specialized database more necessary than ever, we expect increased adoption of MarkLogic.”

MarkLogic 4.2 is a new type of database that is helping industries including the media, government, and financial services sectors to fully exploit unstructured information such as documents, social media posts, emails, tweets, pictures, videos, blogs, and research data. MarkLogic 4.2 is the leading database on the market today designed specifically to handle this information. MarkLogic is experiencing stellar growth in a time when many other companies are struggling in a tough economy. MarkLogic has nearly doubled its customer base in the past year to more than 200 customers. The company is coming off a record quarter in Q3 2010 and grew sales at more than 50 percent.

“MarkLogic continues to set the bar in unstructured information management,” said Dave Kellogg, CEO, MarkLogic. “MarkLogic 4.2 confirms that if you have terabytes and petabytes of unstructured information that there is only once place to put it if you want to maximize data integrity, data availability, standards compliance, and analytic capability. That place is MarkLogic Server.”

With MarkLogic 4.2, the company launches Information Studio, the first ETL tool for unstructured information that makes loading information within MarkLogic easier than ever. With Information Studio, customers can simply drag and drop files or point to a file directory to load into MarkLogic. When combined with other application services including Application Builder, Information Studio delivers significant benefits in terms of accelerating development of new information applications while reducing the cost of operations of MarkLogic.

MarkLogic 4.2 improves agility and ease-of-use, robustness, and makes search and discovery fast and simple for users. New features in MarkLogic 4.2 include:

  • XSLT Support – Expands options that customers can employ to access and transform information in MarkLogic 4.2.
  • Replication – Enables organizations to selectively replicate documents or parts of documents across databases. In addition to enabling disaster recovery solutions, replication can be used to transform information as it is distributed to facilitate information sharing in secure or regulated environments. Also, replication allows moving information closer to users to enable higher system responsiveness.
  • Database Rollback – Enables immediately setting the database state at a specified point in time. This feature reduces operational costs and downtime when recovering from data corruption caused by a user or an application.
  • Failover – Allows servers to automatically take over for a failed hardware server within a cluster. This ensures high availability of your information even when a server fails.
  • Distinctive terms – Enables return of the most distinctive terms in a document or sequence of nodes.
  • Proximity boost – Tunes search relevance by boosting scores on documents based on proximity of terms.

MarkLogic 4.2 Early Access Program

Dozens of partners and customers participated in the early access trials to get a head start on working with the new features in their own environments. A few of the early access customers for MarkLogic 4.2 include Avalon Consulting, LLC, Berico Technologies, Cengage Learning, Elsevier, Evan Lenz Consulting, Innodata Isogen, and Read what these customers have to say about MarkLogic 4.2.