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SAN CARLOS, CA — September 19, 2008 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced that Ian Small, senior vice president for MarkMail, a free service for searching mailing list archives, will participate on the panel “Email Search: Rescue for the Drowning?” at the Enterprise Search Summit West to be held September 23 – 24, 2008 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

According to the conference program, this session will explore the following, “We all live in our email, despite emerging collaboration tools and even pleas for ‘email-free Fridays.’ Whether we are meticulously organized or hopelessly untidy, we are wallowing, sinking, yes, drowning in the sea of subject lines when we need to recall an important email or attachment. Email search to the rescue? Or is it just more thrashing, making waves that increase our distress? Our panelists will weigh in on email search and emerging approaches to help harness its power.”

Enterprise Search Summit West is a highly intense, in-depth, two-day conference that covers how to develop, implement and enhance cutting-edge internal search capabilities. The emphasis for this year’s conference is on “extending search,” as search becomes not just an application but a major computing platform. The agenda focuses on how enterprise search software and related applications really work inside organizations and covers the complex issues and problems that challenge experienced search managers. Expert speakers tackle tough topics such as tuning search to deliver optimum results, making the most of search logs and analytics, applying Web services solutions to metadata challenges, developing topic maps and much more.

Ian Small joined MarkLogic immediately after its initial funding round, and is currently responsible for MarkMail, a free service for searching mailing list archives available at MarkMail. Previously, Ian was senior vice president of products, a position he held for five years, during which he was responsible for product strategy, release definition and product engineering. Prior to Ian’s joining MarkLogic, he was founder and chief development officer of CogentSoft, an enterprise data management startup. Before CogentSoft, Ian was the chief strategist and knowledge officer at marchFirst, a position that followed his earlier role as chief technology officer at CKS Group. In these roles, Ian had a broad executive mandate which included corporate strategy, market positioning, knowledge management, and merger integration. Prior to his five-year tenure at CKS, USWeb/CKS, and marchFirst, Ian worked at Apple Computer for seven years, where he led several advanced product and research teams. In his final role at Apple, Ian was responsible for the engineering management and product release of QuickTime VR. A holder of nine US patents, Ian has a bachelor’s of applied science degree in engineering science and master’s degree in computer science from the University of Toronto.

The Enterprise Search Summit West will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. on September 23 – 24, 2008. Ian will participate on the panel “Email Search: Rescue for the Drowning?” on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:15 pm PT.

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