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SAN CARLOS, Calif. – December 15, 2008 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced the promotion of Ron Avnur to vice president of engineering.

Ron has been working in the fields of database management systems and enterprise search engines for over 10 years, and joined MarkLogic Corporation in 2003 prior to its initial product release. His experience includes both Silicon Valley start-ups and large enterprise software companies, where he has specialized in database query optimization and performance. Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science and a master’s degree in computer science from University of California, Berkeley.

“Ron Avnur is an immensely talented executive and I’m pleased to have him leading our outstanding engineering team here at MarkLogic,” said Dave Kellogg, chief executive officer of MarkLogic Corporation. “Ron has played an integral role in the company and his performance over the years has been nothing short of exceptional. I’m confident that under his leadership, MarkLogic will continue to deliver an innovative product roadmap that benefits our customers and partners.”

Ron held engineering, consulting and pre-sales positions at Cohera, a distributed database start-up eventually acquired by PeopleSoft. In other roles, he helped lead business development at Business Layers, a security software start-up acquired by Netegrity, and also served as a programmer at Informix Software, which was purchased by IBM in 2001.

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