SAN CARLOS, Calif. — October 21, 2010 — Contrary to what some believe, publishers are not just sitting around waiting to die. Instead they are transforming the way they do business so they can be at the forefront of the next generation of publishing. Several leading customers of MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, will share how they are driving innovation with MarkLogic technology in a world where future readers will likely pick up a Kindle before a book or magazine. These customers will tell their stories of success at the upcoming MarkLogic Digital Publishing Summit scheduled for Oct. 28, 2010 at the Plaza Hotel in New York. For more information or to register please visit DPS10.
“MarkLogic customers are doing some of the most innovative applications on the market today,” said Matt Turner, principal technologist, MarkLogic. “I look forward to our customers showcasing what they have accomplished with MarkLogic. The interest in attending the MarkLogic Digital Publishing Summit has accelerated this year – with more and more organizations following the dynamic digital innovation that is taking place in the publishing industry and discovering how they can be part of the solution.”
Dennis Flanagan, CEO, MBS Direct and a MarkLogic customer, will talk about creating and deploying disruptive technology within a traditional print based business. The method and forms of learning delivery have remained unchanged for decades. While schools, institutions and publishers have promoted various solutions, Flanagan charges it is the students who ultimately lead learning technology adoption. In his presentation, Flanagan will examine how Xplana’s new student based social media site was conceived and discuss how the growth of learning communities for students and faculty transitions them into active content creators and publishers.
In addition, David Worlock, co-chair, Outsell Leadership Programs, will host a media panel at the event featuring the following MarkLogic customers:
Cengage Learning provides innovative teaching, learning, and research solutions for the academic, professional, and library markets worldwide. Cengage Learning leverages MarkLogic to improve access to content and the delivery of information applications to customers and partners. Its unique implementation of MarkLogic in conjunction with its own content management system was visionary, leading to a 2010 Innovation Award from MarkLogic.
McGraw-Hill Information & Media includes Platts, the world’s leading source of energy and commodities information. Platts uses MarkLogic to unlock real-time energy data to traders, analysts, and other members of the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) community. LNG TraderNet, Platts’ web-based application, ensures the historical and current information can be accessed instantaneously. MarkLogic enables Platts to deliver the content in ways that were previously not possible, providing the context that is critical to energy traders. Analysts and other customers can now rank, categorize, and cross-reference any portion of any article or custom report because of the custom publishing capabilities of MarkLogic.
Simon & Schuster is a world-renowned publisher delivering bestselling fiction and nonfiction in printed, electronic, and audio formats. Simon & Schuster utilizes MarkLogic in three vital fields. The first step of every eBook sale begins with MarkLogic, which stores digital versions of titles and pushes the content to the publisher, its retailers, and its customers. MarkLogic also tracks the rights for Simon & Schuster’s thousands of authors and aids the development of market catalogs tailored to specific regions. Finally, MarkLogic eliminates a time-consuming chore by automating the translation of finished layout jackets into HTML.
MarkLogic helps customers create value from complex data faster. Our platform ingests data from any source, creating and refining metadata to support powerful models. Customers use these models for deep search and query, building enterprise applications and bringing unique insights to analytics and machine learning.
Vector Capital is a San Francisco-based leading global private equity firm focused on transformative investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Founded in 1997, Vector oversees approximately $4 billion of capital across its private equity and credit strategies from a variety of investors including university endowments, foundations, and financial institutions. With our disciplined approach to valuation and deep-rooted operational experience, Vector has generated competitive returns and established a successful track record spanning nearly 25 years. For more information, please visit www.vectorcapital.com.