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MarkLogic in Running for Business IT Innovation of the Year

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — September 14, 2011 — Most companies have fallen into the trap of focusing only on the “big” in Big Data, and unfortunately, those companies are missing a major opportunity. The competitive advantage from Big Data comes from being able to analyze complex data in real time for better business decisions. That’s why MarkLogic Corporation, the company empowering organizations to make high stakes decisions on Big Data in real time, has been named a finalist for a UK IT Industry Award in the Business IT Innovation of the Year category.

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practices, innovation, and excellence. The Business IT Innovation of the year award will goes to a new product or service that has delivered measurable benefit for business users or customers in areas such as, e-commerce, hosting, web performance, communications, or web-based services.

“Being named a finalist for the UK IT Innovation Awards speaks to the real challenges companies are facing with regards to Big Data,” said John Pomeroy, vice president, MarkLogic Europe. “MarkLogic customers are among the first organizations to truly understand the benefits of leveraging the complexity within Big Data. This award highlights the success MarkLogic Server is having at reigning in Big Data, a dilemma every company eventually needs to tackle. It shows what our customers already know, that MarkLogic truly is an innovative technology leader.”

MarkLogic is already helping hundreds of customers solve business challenges associated with unstructured information and Big Data. The company is focused on delivering innovative products and solutions that enable organizations to take advantage of their unstructured information and Big Data at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional technologies. MarkLogic provides leading edge technology, unique to each customer’s need. Whether it’s media, government, a healthcare organization, or even a university, MarkLogic Server can take millions of pieces of unstructured information, and make it easy to search through and analyze.

“Congratulations to the finalists; the competition to reach this stage of our prestigious Awards is tough,” said David Clark, chief executive officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. “Our Awards are central to our mission to recognise the innovation and professionalism of those working in IT and I’m delighted that every year we have such a variety of high quality entries. They are an excellent reflection of the impact IT has on so many aspects of our information society and the potential IT has to transform business, society and our lives.”

The winners will be announced November 10th, at a black tie gala at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London. Leaders from corporate business and government and some of the most influential people from the IT community will attend. The awards are hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing, a top tier UK technology publication.

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