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Understand the key challenges faced by enterprises today when delivering search and discovery applications to end users handling Big Data, and, discover how MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL solutions overcome those challenges.
This is a great beginers guide to NoSQL in general and what Enterprise NoSQL means.
Short. Sweet and it starts from what we know...RDBMS !!
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Hadoop provider MapR Technologies has secured $110m in a funding round led by Google Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. The funding round is another mark of success for the distributed file system spun out of Google years ago.
Another load of money being funnelled into the NoSQL & Hadoop space. To be used to expand the global footprint and also expand the technology stack.
The BBC has improved the performance of its popular iPlayer video on-demand service after moving from its legacy relational database system onto a NoSQL platform.
Another example of a NoSQL database displacing SQL on a mission critical application. The Beeb, speaking at the Forrester technology summit in London on 13th June, explain the performance comparisons which made the decision a no-brainer.
Crucial to this has been a fundamental change in the way the team think about storing data - a move to the Data-Centred Data Centre.
Now the BBC brings the applications to the data and not the other way round !!
Horsing around with NoSQL - How to Build a NoSQL Demo to Imp...
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014, 6:30 PM
Check out this Meetup Group →
The MarkLogic User Group UK is a new group for users and/or fans of MarkLogic and those who are interested in learning more about MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database technology. We'll host informal ev
First meeting on July 17th in London.
The aim is for this forum to be arranged by users, for users and frequently hosted by users.
MarkLogic VP Adrian Carr considers the impact of NoSQL databases and examines how the datacentre should evolve to put data at the heart of its operations
Making the impossible possible - NoSQL is changing how data is organised in Data Centres.
This article is base on many customers from Finance, Public Sector and media who are taking the same approach to unifying their content into a single database and then focusing on how to leverage that data to make better decisions, provide better service etc.
Governance, DR, High Availability, Security and Tired Storage can all then be dealt with in one place.
This approach removes the requirement for repeated Data Warehouses, Data Marts and ETL which need to change every time the schema changes...
Why did Intel pay so much to invest in Cloudera? FORTUNE -- Intel Corp. last week announced a large strategic partnership with Cloudera, a Hadoop-focused enterprise data management company that just weeks earlier had raised $160 million in late-stage venture capital
An interesting PoV on the recent Cloudera fundraising including $760m from Intel. Does this kind of valuation signal the top of the market ? Interesting times in the NoSQL & Hadoop market
Visit MarkLogic.com to read Schema-on-Read vs Schema-on-Write.
For decades now the database world has been oriented towards the schema-on-write approach. First you define your schema, then you write your data, then you read your data and it comes back in the schema you defined up-front. This approach is so deeply ingrained in our thinking that many people would ask, “how else would you do it?” The answer is schema-on-read.
Joe Pasqua challenges 'Relational Thinking' in his blog post.
Why transform data just to store it pending a further transformation when you want to extract/use the data ? Other than to boost the profits of ETL companies, is there another reason ?
The new Intel Data Platform features the latest version of its Hadoop distribution
Hadoop is growing up !
Intel is hardening the 'Enterprise' features in Hadoop by focusing on reliability and security.
This is great news for those many businesses who are struggling with deployment due to Enterprise unreadiness.
As Hadoop heads towards the 'Trough of Disillusionment' on Gartner's Hype Cycle (like a mono-cycle but with less wheels) the Enterprise capabilities could provide the vehicle to mount the 'Slope of Enlightenment'...
(with thanks to Gartner for the colourful names)
I nearly forgot to mention that MarkLogic ships with the Intel Distribution of Hadoop - the reason being that MarkLogic is entirely focused on the Enterprise....
Publisher Walter de Gruyter deployed a content management solution to consolidate the legacy platforms in one customer facing application.
Walter de Gruyter was founded in 1749 and has a back catalogue strectching back to those times. The customers however, all want services and products to match todays environment. This is a short video of how de Gruyter . Maintenance has gone down, application changes are faster, partnership and the integration of acquisitions are faster....
Secure Big Data available in the cloud through MarkLogic 7.
Blog Post from Evan Quin of EMA
If there was a NoSQL storm brewing earlier this decade, Hummer Winblad’s Mitchell Kertzman thinks it has all but died down.
MongoDB is easy to make fun of. The global write lock (now just a database-level write lock, woo). The non-durable un-verifiable writes. The posts …
MongoDB (formerly 10Gen) are suddenly coming in for some flak (also see the link below).
This is a new development as for quite some time they have been able to do no wrong.
Is this because they are moving across from 'The Rebels' to 'The Federation' with their $1.2 bn valuation ?
MongoDB mocked after posting “100GB Scaling Checklist”
Once again Wikibon provide a really valuable and insightful report on the dynamic NoSQL software space. Starting from why NoSQL emerged and where from and eb=nding with where it is headed.
they have singled out 21 companies that they expect to continue to drive innovation in the database market. If you want Transactional Consistency (ACID) then there is only one on the list....
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
Information Week article with 16 NoSQL / NewSQL databases to view.
Each has a short summary which should help focus on which tool is right for which task.
There are still a lot of vendors in this space but word on the street is that funding is tightening for those that have not so far managed to generate >$10m revenue streams.
We continue to expect consolidation in this sector.
New Content Management and Publishing Solution Streamlines the Adoption and Publishing of up to 2,900 Standards Annually in Norway
LONDON, May 13, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MarkLogic Corporation , the leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform company, today announced that Norway’s three standards agencies - Standards Norway, Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee and Standard Online - have jointly selected MarkLogic 7 to power their content management and publishing platform.
Using MarkLogic, the three standards agencies will develop a platform that will allow them to complete the transition to an agile, all-digital delivery model for standards. The goal is to reduce the lead time for publishing new standards from one month to approximately one day.
The new platform, which will go live later in 2014, will make it possible for the agencies to offer a broader range of products and services to clients, including customized services for individual clients. This was not previously possible because of the inherent complexity of handling vast tracts of data and the associated business rules. A variety of subscription-based business models will be incorporated to manage these new revenue streams.
With MarkLogic 7, they will be better able to manage the huge volumes of rapidly changing metadata, tables, equations, figures and graphics associated with the localization, adoption and publishing of about 2,900 new national, European and International standards annually in Norway. The result will be a more consistent and efficient standardization process.
The three Norwegian standards agencies chose MarkLogic 7 to:
Develop a publishing platform for the future that automates the production of PDFs and other formats (e.g., HTML, e-books);
Manage content from all editorial workflow systems using a
Web-based system featuring a single XML data repository;
Handle embedded versioning more efficiently;
Deliver fully integrated enterprise search and retrieval for both internal team members and end users;
Provide quick and agile application development, enabling rapid
changes to be made to complex big data sets;
Build additional revenue streams by offering a wider range of products and services to clients.
“We looked at a number of NoSQL vendors but chose MarkLogic because they have a strong heritage in providing database platforms for standards agencies across the world, including ISO ,” said Trine Tveter, Managing Director at Standards Norway. “The new platform will let us improve our productivity, significantly enhance the range of products and services we offer to clients, and monetize these assets more effectively using subscription-based payments. With the new solution we aim to reduce the lead time for publishing a new standard from one month to approximately one day.”
MarkLogic 7 is the only schema-agnostic Enterprise NoSQL database that integrates semantics, search and application services with the enterprise features customers require for production applications. Many of the world’s largest publishers are using MarkLogic to transform their businesses. With MarkLogic, organizations can accelerate time to market, optimize data assets and streamline operations, turning data into real revenue.
To learn more about the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform and hear from experts on topics such as semantics, elasticity, tiered storage and more, sign up to attend MarkLogic World on May 15th (Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam), or on May 20th (Emirates Stadium, London). For more information on these free one-day events and to register, please visit world.marklogic.com .
About the Norwegian Standards Agencies
Standards Norway handles all standards except those relating to electro-technology and telecoms, while NEK (Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee) is responsible for electro-technical standards. The two organizations jointly own Standard Online, which is responsible for the marketing and sale of standards and related products.
For more than a decade, MarkLogic has delivered a powerful, agile and trusted Enterprise NoSQL database platform that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information. Organizations around the world rely on MarkLogic’s enterprise-grade technology to power the new generation of information applications. MarkLogic is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York, Tokyo, Utrecht and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit www.marklogic.com .
MarkLogic is a registered trademark of MarkLogic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
SOURCE: MarkLogic Corporation
Enterprise NoSQL for Dummies FREE Book – Download today This book provides an overview of NoSQL database technology. Download the book and discover: What NoSQL is (and what it’s not) The NoSQL lingo Why you do (or do not) need Enterprise NoSQL Customers who are using NoSQL and why Tips for find the right NoSQL …
Enterprise NoSQL for Dummies..free download !!
Big announcements at MarkLogic World this week.
The real news is somewhat larger.
Customers asked for Semantic/Triple Store capabilities - these were delivered in November
Customers asked for a free developer license and lower entry cost production licenses for smaller organisations - these were both delivered in November too.
Is your software supplier listening to your needs ?
(by Adrian Carr, EMEA VP)
NoSQL turf war in full swing as MarkLogic lobs grenades at Cloudant, Cloudera and MongoDB
Computing (Magazine) article on the rapidly changing landscape of the NoSQL database market. Cloudant have been purchased by IBM, MongoDB, Cloudera and Hortonworks have just raised huge tranches of cash. Things are developing rapidly, what will happen next?
What we do know is that whilst each technology is different, the game is the same. We have seen many technology cycles and we know how they end. In this article Gary Bloom shares his views on some of the moves and their meaning.
The last companies standing are not necessarily those with the best technology (VHS v BetaMax), the most hype nor those that raise the most money. The simple economic principles of winning deals and turning a profit outweigh all of the above.
The last companies standing are those that have a practical and profitable business model, can land and expand within the Enterprise, meet or exceed customer expectations, make the right technology decisions and do it all relentlessly on a global scale.
A small ask then...
Open source software powers the world’s technology. In the past decade, there has been an inexorable adoption of open source in most aspects of computing...
The challenges of building a business on top of an Open Source technology are explained brilliantly here by a experienced practitioner.
The question not dealt with in this article is "What are the risks to an Enterprise Customer of committing to a vendor trying to progress along this path which is littered with the corpses of companies who have failed?"
One the one hand, according to this article, the odds are stacked against the Open Source vendor establishing a sustainable business model, on the other hand, those vendors which stand the best chance get dominated by large customers who start to dominate product direction decisions at the expense of the wider installed base.
For many Open Source vendors, the goal may not be as ambitious as to create a sustainable, long lasting business but cashing out in a few years with a high return.
Where does that leave the Enterprise customer ?
Great update to the Wikibon review of the 'Big data' market.
NoSQL accounts for just $290m of the $18bn market with services, compute and storage taking the lions share.
Many of the smaller companies are private and hence do not release their revenue figures - the impact on the total picture is minimal but the rankings of the smaller players are estimated.
The top five companies who are Big data pure plays are Palantir, Pivotal, Splunk, Mu Sigma and Opera Solutions with MarkLogic hot on their heels.
If you look at the bottom of the vendor table there is a host of niche specialist Big data companies still on the launchpad at $20m or less.
This sector is still small but will accelerate into a attrition and acquisition phase as the market starts to get the attention of the 'industry whales'. With some of the larger companies trading or valued at >20 times earnings at the top end, the smaller players have everything to play for.
The key challenge remains - turning investment dollars into revenue dollars. Profitability is something to worry about in the future.
One of the most important features for managing unstructured data is the ability to quickly search the data and get back relevant results. Marklogic provides support for full text searches as well as complex searches on Unstructured data.
Nice demo of Tableau visualising unstructured data managed by MarkLogic.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that Wiley colleagues are the recipients of the IT Project Team of the Year Award in the Organisational Excellence
Existing MarkLogic customer AGU became a partner of Wiley's in Sept. 2012, and Freddie and his team were tasked with migrating all of the AGU content and functionality (21 journals-160K articles; 33 virtual journals, 743 special sections, customer information, alerts and 60 new enhancements) to the Wiley Online Library by January 1, 2013. For them it was like pushing out 2 major releases in the time it takes them to do 1 aggressive release. And of course, we know how the story ends, Wiley successfully launched the content on Jan. 2, 2013 by leveraging Wiley's previous investment and expertise in MarkLogic.
FoundationDB is a database that combines NoSQL scalability with true multikey ACID transactions.
Who has ACID transactions ?
Here is a decent list.
Note, many of those who do not have ACID transactions will mention Brewers CAP Theorem and use it as proof that ACID is unnecessary...
The past decades organisations have been working with relational databases to store their structured data. In the big data era however, these types of databases are not sufficient anymore.
MarkLogic, the largest pure play vendor with 13% of the market.