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Director of Public Sector Solutions to Address Use of Enterprise Data Layer by U.S. Government

SAN CARLOS, Calif / LONDON, UK — January 19, 2012 — MarkLogic® Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around the world, today announced that Chet Hayes, director of public sector solutions, MarkLogic, will discuss the use of Big Data in large geospatial systems at the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference in London next week. Hayes’ presentation, “Geospatial and Big Data: The Challenge of Leveraging Constantly Evolving Information,” will take place on Tuesday, January 24 at 2:45 p.m. in Stream B, “In-Theatre Operations: Empowering the War Fighter” at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster. For more information or to register, please visit DGI conference website.

Hayes will share lessons learned from the U.S. government’s adoption of an Enterprise Data Layer (EDL) in mission-critical geospatial systems. EDL is an infrastructure that supports secure information sharing by enabling users to discover and request geospatial data, including human geography and open source information, through a collection of flexible, reliable, high-performance interfaces and applications. Hayes will also describe how, as information changes and new sources of information emerge, an EDL evolves to expose new methods of access and new sources of information quickly, efficiently, and without compromising existing information-sharing relationships.

“Mission-critical defense, intelligence and other public sector agencies have an exceptional opportunity with Big Data,” said Ken Bado, CEO, MarkLogic. “This is particularly true in the geospatial arena, where rapid, massive and ongoing growth in data sources and types is unparalleled. MarkLogic continues to demonstrate to its geospatial customers that our operational database offers a proven, cost-effective way to spend more time using critical data and less time managing it. We look forward to fostering greater, more in-depth conversations about leveraging Big Data within the geospatial community at DGI.”

For more information on the conference, please visit DGI conference website.

About DGI

Since its launch in 2003, Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) has become the largest and most international annual gathering dedicated to the high-level discussion of geospatial intelligence and national security in both defense and intelligence operations. The 2012 DGI Conference runs from Monday to Thursday, Jan. 23-26 at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK and is expected to attract over 650 attendees from more than 45 nations.