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MarkLogic Corporation is an American software business that develops and provides an enterprise NoSQL database, MarkLogic. MarkLogic is considered a multi-model NoSQL database for its ability to store, manage, and search JSON and XML documents and semantic data (RDF triples). According to Computerworld.uk, organizations rely on the flexibility and agility of MarkLogic in order to integrate massive amounts of data and build large scale web applications.
MarkLogic has over 550 customers, including Aetna, BBC, Boeing, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Condé Nast, Dow Jones, McGraw Hill Financial, NBC, Wiley, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy. Also, six of the top ten global banks. MarkLogic is a privately held company with over 500 employees and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
According to Wikibon, based on 2014 revenue, MarkLogic is the leader among NoSQL databases, and is the only NoSQL database to appear in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems for the past two years.
In May 2012, Gary Bloom joined MarkLogic as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Veritas Software as CEO in 2000, Bloom held several senior positions at Oracle and was widely considered the successor to Larry Ellison.
For the 2012 London Olympics, the BBC used MarkLogic to power its Olympic Data Services, an application that had to be built in 12 months. "Given the timescales, this project would not have been achievable using a SQL database, which would have pushed the design towards more complete modeling of the data." BBC broke all traffic records during the 2-week games, 2.8 Petabytes on peak day, including more than 100m video requests.
Since 1 October 2013, MarkLogic has been used to help power the U.S. government healthcare.gov site, launched to support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare.gov is said to be the most complex government IT projects of all time. The site had trouble at launch, and according to the New York Times, the main contractor for ACA originally objected to using MarkLogic.
In February 2015, NBC launched a mobile app for its iconic Saturday Night Live show, and as of September 2015, the app had been used to stream over 100 Million clips. MarkLogic is the database used for storing and searching metadata, and the app also has a predictive engine connected to the database that keeps users engaged with the content. 
On 12 May 2015, MarkLogic received an additional $102 Million in funding, led by Wellington Management Company, with contributions from Arrowpoint Partners and existing backers, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Northgate Capital. This brought the company's total funding to $173 Million and gave MarkLogic a pre-money valuation of $1 billion.
- 2003—Cerisent XQE 1.0
- 2004—Cerisent XQE 2.0
- 2005—MarkLogic Server 3.0
- 2006—MarkLogic Server 3.1
- 2007—MarkLogic Server 3.2
- 2008—MarkLogic Server 4.0
- 2009—MarkLogic Server 4.1
- 2010—MarkLogic Server 4.2
- 2011—MarkLogic Server 5.0
- 2012—MarkLogic Server 6.0
- 2013—MarkLogic Server 7.0
- 2015—MarkLogic Server 8.0
Licensing and support
MarkLogic is available under various licensing and delivery models. You can use a free Developer license, or an Essential Enterprise. You can buy licenses directly from MarkLogic and use them for deployment on-premises or in the cloud. You can also purchase licenses directly from cloud marketplaces such as Amazon Web Services.
- MarkLogic Developer: Free, full-featured version of MarkLogic that allows developers to quickly integrate data and build MarkLogic-based applications with up to 1 TB of data.
- MarkLogic Essential Enterprise: Highly scalable, comprehensive version of MarkLogic for demanding enterprise requirements. Provides the highest level of performance and service for production applications in any environment.
MarkLogic is a multi-model NoSQL database that has evolved from its XML database roots to also natively store JSON documents and RDF triples, the data model for semantics. In addition to having a flexible data model, MarkLogic uses a distributed, scale-out architecture that can handle hundreds of billions of documents and hundreds of Terabytes of data. Unlike other NoSQL databases, MarkLogic maintains ACID consistency for transactions, and has focused on building enterprise features into every release, including a robust security model certified according to the Common Criteria, and enterprise-grade high availability and disaster recovery. MarkLogic is designed to run on-premises or in the cloud on Amazon Web Services.
MarkLogic's Enterprise NoSQL database platform is widely used in publishing, government, finance and other sectors, with hundreds of large-scale systems in production. Below are some of the organizations using MarkLogic.
- American Lawyer Media—content management, processing, publication and repurposing
- American Psychological Association—semantic search, improved search speed, and accelerated delivery of new content
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- BBC—supports the site that reported the 2012 London Olympics
- Boeing—develops and maintains a mission-critical government security application
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—database for the Federal Data Services Hub and parts of Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- CQ Roll Call—applications that help users search and find US legislation
- Dow Jones—Three services planned including Factiva, WSJ.com and Dow Jones Financial Services
- Deutsche Bank—global trade story
- Federal Aviation Administration—Emergency Operations Network
- Informatics Corporation of America—help healthcare providers find and analyze patient information
- J.P. Morgan
- Lagardère Active—"[E]enables managers to control content, and supplement the semantic contents through automated processing, and create joins between trades in response to their needs."
- LexisNexis—legal research products
- Lex Paradigm—Xquire component content management system
- Library of Congress—The largest library in the world is responsible for making its contents available for Congress and the American public. It uses MarkLogic to search, retrieve and display video, data and digitized documents from the Library’s collections.
- MBS Digital Direct—digital publishing platform
- McGraw Hill Financial—prototyping program that creates new products and develop mobile applications
- Mitchell 1—auto information application
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Press Association—content management and publishing platform
- Really Strategies—RSuite content management system
- Royal Society of Chemistry—manage and publish content for its RSC Publishing site, Learn Chemistry site, and the Merck Index
- Springer—content platform
- Sony-Ebook operations.
- Thomson Corporation
- United States Army
- US Patent Office—speed patent application process
- Warner Bros.—Technical Operations Platform Solution (TOPS) automates digital servicing processes
- Wiley—Strategic publishing application
- Zynx Health—evidence-based, clinical decision support solutions for healthcare
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