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Webinar to Discuss New and Effective Ways for Organizations to Approach Big Data Management

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — June 9, 2011 — Global organizations are quickly realizing that while proper management of Big Data and execution of Big Data Analytics provides major advantages, there are many challenges along the way. Fortunately, there are already trends in which companies are successfully taking advantage of this opportunity. MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, will host a webinar featuring Matt Aslett, senior analyst, enterprise software, The 451 Group, to discuss the trends changing the way organizations approach the management of Big Data. Aslett will be joined by Chris Biow, Federal CTO, MarkLogic, and James Kerr, principal consultant, MarkLogic. The webcast, “How will you keep up with the Explosion of Big Data?” will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 2:00 p.m. (ET).

“Our research indicates that necessity is a significant factor driving the adoption of alternative data management technologies,” said Aslett. “The ongoing struggle organizations face to find, discover, and effectively use information has led to the development of a new breed of technologies to address the rising volume, variety and velocity of data. This innovation is being driven by the fact that products from existing database vendors are not suited to meet the performance, scalability and flexibility requirements of large-scale data processing.”

Information has changed and grown dramatically in the last few years. More information is being generated outside of traditional systems and sources, causing an explosion in both volume and variety of data. This includes user-generated content, raw data, social media, log files, and sensor data, among others. Traditional systems were not designed with this information in mind, and organizations must look for new ways to effectively exploit today’s information.

“MarkLogic enables customers to leverage the massive amounts of unstructured information that are driving the Big Data movement,” said Biow. “Much of Big Data is inherently unstructured – all of the information coming in different formats, at varied velocities, needing to be used in real time. MarkLogic helps organizations make sense of this information to address the challenges and realize the opportunities Big Data Analytics presents.”

The webinar will inform participants about the characteristics of today’s information and the challenges of applying traditional technologies and processes to it. It will cover the origins of modern technologies and solutions and provide examples of recently-built, transformative applications that may have been previously dismissed as impossible.

For more details or to register for the upcoming webinar, “How will you keep up with the Explosion of Big Data?” on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 2:00 p.m. (ET), please click here.