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SAN CARLOS, Calif. — August 24, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced that Clark D. Richey, Jr., principal technologist with MarkLogic’s government team, has been selected to present the session, “Delivering Agility and Lower Cost Information Infrastructure via Meta Data Catalogs” next week at the Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC). The event is scheduled for August 30-September 2, 2010 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, Ala. Richey will deliver the session at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 30 and will examine the use of metadata catalogs as a means of federating data sources.

Present methods of federated search fall short of user expectations for performance and continue to drive expensive and risk-prone ETL (Extract Transform Load) development and associated operations and maintenance costs. The result: command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance do not get the agility they require from these solutions.

Richey has spent more than ten years architecting and implementing large-scale software solutions for the federal government. Currently, he is the principal technologist with MarkLogic’s government team and is also an adjunct professor in the Master’s program at Loyola College.

“Attendees will learn the differences between federated data and federated search and I will explore the reasons federated search techniques fail to provide an acceptable solution to search and discovery of federated data,” said Richey.”I look forward to providing an in depth look at robust search and discovery solutions across multiple federated data sources. Massively scaled data federation and metadata catalog technologies also will be discussed.”

This year’s AFITC is focused on “Dominance at the Speed of Need.” The AFITC has been held annually for 25 years and is a primary tool for keeping Air Force IT users, developers and managers current on the latest technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to learn more about the direction of IT in the Air Force from leading government and industry experts, while learning how to best apply the latest, cutting-edge technology to keep the Air Force the most advanced fighting force in the world. AFITC provides targeted training seminars and showcases product demonstrations from industry, academia and government.

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