What it does: MarkLogic’s database was designed for unstructured data, like documents, video or any data that doesn’t fit nicely into rows and columns, so customers can build applications without knowing exactly what the data might look like or how they will be formatted.
How it’s been used: JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses MarkLogic at the heart of its derivatives processing. Derivatives have more complexity than a ticker symbol and a price, so don’t play well with databases designed for structured data.
Before bringing in MarkLogic, the bank modeled a dozen or so databases—a separate one to serve each of the functions, such as settlement, affirmations, matching and accounting, that it uses the data for. It also had to make the same number of copies of the data to service each database.
Via Armando Reis, Dominic Spitz