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Sydney, Australia – July 7, 2016 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, and Standards Australia, Australia’s national standards body, have announced a partnership to deliver Standards Australia’s content management system.

As the first key component of Standards Australia’s digital transformation program, the repository will form the backbone of Standards Australia’s transition to a digital standards development process.

“Throughout the planning of our transition to digital, the MarkLogic® database kept coming up as a solution that would allow us to achieve our objectives,” said Dr. Bronwyn Evans, CEO of Standards Australia.

The MarkLogic database provides the flexibility, scalability, and agility of NoSQL to store, manage, and search structured and unstructured data, without sacrificing any of the data resiliency and consistency features of legacy relational databases.

“For us, for our stakeholders and for Australia, being able to manage, curate and adapt our content in an agile way is so important. This will transform our ability to continue to support the Australian community with solutions in existing sectors, and increasingly, across new sectors,” said Dr. Evans.

In launching the joint initiative, Mr. Tim Macdermid, MarkLogic’s Area Vice President, APJ, said, “As MarkLogic has grown and developed its footprint in the scientific and technical publishing sector, we have seen many leading standards developers move to the MarkLogic database. For them and us, it makes sense.”

Stage one of the implementation will see Standards Australia establish a repository to store its content using the MarkLogic database at the core. Stage two will see Standards Australia developing content with cutting edge XML development tools that will streamline workflows and reduce standards development time significantly.

Dr. Evans concluded by saying, “The megatrends affecting our global economy, including digital disruption, are being recognised and responded to by standards developers around the world. Standards Australia is no exception.”

About Standards Australia

Standards Australia is Australia’s peak non-government, not-for-profit Standards organisation. We work with stakeholders from across the economy to develop and adopt standards in Australia and facilitate Australian participation in international standards development.

The work of Standards Australia enhances the nation’s economic efficiency, international competitiveness and contributes to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment. To learn more visit