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New Product Speeds the Development of Information-Centric Applications

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — July 14, 2009 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced the release of its new product, MarkLogic Application Services 1.0, a suite of services designed to help organizations rapidly design, develop, and deploy rich information-centric applications.

Application Services 1.0 introduces three core services that enable developers to more quickly and easily prototype applications:

  • MarkLogic Application Builder — a new graphical application development tool that speeds the creation of search-based applications without writing a single line of code. By eliminating the upfront costs and risks normally associated with development, customers are free to build new applications on-the-fly to explore newly acquired content or data feeds. To view a guided video demo of Application Builder, please visit here.
  • MarkLogic Search API — a new application programming interface (API) that provides a high-level library designed to simplify the development of rich search applications. Search API dramatically reduces the amount of code needed to develop production-ready applications, allowing developers to focus on unique and differentiating features.
  • MarkLogic Library Services API — a new API that adds basic library services, including check-in, check-out, and versioning. This functionality enables organizations to have greater control over documents in multi-author and highly regulated environments such as healthcare, energy, and financial services.

“Since the dot-com bust, the enterprise software business has largely been about consolidation at the expense of real technology innovation. MarkLogic has sought a different path and built a revolutionary infrastructure from the ground up to address the rising tide of information,” said Dave Kellogg, chief executive officer, MarkLogic Corporation. “By making it easier than ever before for customers to develop information-centric applications, MarkLogic Application Services 1.0 supersedes traditional technologies and ushers in a new era for unlocking content.”

Industry Reaction

From Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health information:
“We see Application Services 1.0 having an immediate impact on helping our busy team of developers create new search applications that meet the rapidly evolving information needs of our customers,” said Darin McBeath, director of disruptive technologies, Elsevier. “In particular, the visual interface of the Application Builder is very intuitive to use and eliminates so much unnecessary code complexity. This vastly increases our productivity by allowing us to create new applications to explore our content assets without long development cycles.”

From Yell, a leading international directories business operating in the classified advertising market:
“As a leading international directories business, Yell is focused on bringing buyers and sellers together in a rich dynamic environment,” said Doug Ray, director, new media technology, Yell. “This new product offering from MarkLogic will help us bring fresh search functionally to the market more efficiently and effectively. By helping speed our application development cycle, Yell will stay ahead of the competition in the directory services market with the ability to provide more focused results to our customers desiring location-specific services.”

From Catalyst Repository Systems, provider of secure, scalable document repositories for electronic discovery:
“By simplifying and shortening production cycles, Application Services 1.0 is a game-changer in application development,” said Bruce Kiefer, director of research and development, Catalyst Repository Systems. “Our team is particularly excited about the Search API, which greatly reduces the amount of code our developers are required to write in order to build powerful, quality applications. This allows our team to focus on enhancing the unique features that differentiate our eDiscovery solutions from the rest of the marketplace.”

From Burton Group, provider of in-depth, IT research and advisory services to executives and technologists at Global 2000 organizations:
“A fundamental shift is occurring in enterprise IT today, beyond the management and delivery of technology and towards the management and delivery of information. However, progress has been hampered by data silos, the divide between structured and unstructured data, and the limitations of the relational database systems and object-oriented programming languages,” said Lyn Robison, vice president & research director, data management strategies, Burton Group Inc. “Providing the ability to quickly build information-based applications that reach beyond the boundaries of data silos and revolutionize information delivery, the release of Application Services 1.0 is the newest remedy for the needs of enterprise IT.”

MarkLogic also announced today the release of MarkLogic Server 4.1, the newest version of its industry-leading XML server. Key new features include expanded Representational State Transfer (REST) capabilities, schema validation, Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)/Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support, and Japanese search and enrichment. Please find separate press release here.