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SAN CARLOS, Calif. – July 14, 2009 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today launched MarkLogic Sever 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.

“We’ve always been impressed with the elegant simplicity, yet unique power of MarkLogic. Take any set of XML, load them into the server, and you can immediately derive value from that information in minutes,” said Alan Darnell, manager for scholars portal project, University of Toronto Libraries. “The new features of MarkLogic 4.1 will simplify our application architecture and make it easier to provide an even greater level of depth and sophistication to our applications. By utilizing the power and flexibility of MarkLogic, we will continue to serve up information to our researchers in fresh and exciting ways.”

“The new wave of web applications has started a revolution in how data is organized by making it easier to create new services that allow for better access to information,” said Kurt Cagle, author, developer, and online editor for O’Reilly Media. “The ability of MarkLogic Server 4.1 to expose data as a REST-based service that can be consumed and searched by web clients, both within a corporate network and across the web, supports this monumental shift. MarkLogic offers an ideal platform for any organization looking to create and deploy new information services more quickly and easily.”

MarkLogic Server 4.1 New Features

Expanded REST Functionality — MarkLogic 4.1 includes expanded REST capabilities, such as URL rewriting and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) support. This enables developers to build easy-to-integrate, high-performance, and scalable information services such as metadata catalogs and workflow engines.

Schema Validation — MarkLogic 4.1 adds new features for validating whole documents or parts of documents against an XML Schema, which defines the structure, content, and typing of XML documents. This functionality helps customers ensure that valuable information assets meet organizational requirements. For example, when a new document is received by a publisher it can be checked to make sure it conforms to the company standard schema used by its internal publishing system.

HTTPS/SSL Support — This new version adds the capability to secure all network communications to and from MarkLogic Server to web browsers, WebDAV connections, servers in a MarkLogic cluster, and other web services. Now, organizations can be assured that their information is secure at all points of exchange. Customers can also simplify their application architectures by using the built-in application server within MarkLogic Server. This eliminates the need for supplemental application servers for secure communications.

Advanced Japanese Language Support — MarkLogic 4.1 includes built-in support for language-specific stemming, tokenization, and entity enrichment of Japanese content. With this new feature, organizations can better leverage the advanced search and analytics functionality of MarkLogic Server on information written in Japanese.

“By bringing together the powerful functionality of DBMS, search, and application servers all under the same hood, MarkLogic 4.1 represents a significant leap forward in the movement towards information-centric applications,” said Jason Monberg, vice president of product management, MarkLogic Corporation. “Whether delivering a dynamic book publishing application or an eDiscovery information access platform, the newest release of the industry’s leading XML server empowers customers to simplify their infrastructure and speeds the delivery of information services.”

In addition to the release of MarkLogic 4.1, the company also announced the availability of MarkLogic Application Services 1.0. This new product introduces three core services that help developers more quickly and easily prototype information-centric applications. Please see separate press release here.