|Headquarters||San Carlos, California|
Gary Bloom, CEOChristopher Lindblad, co-founder
|Products||MarkLogic licenses, support, and consulting services|
MarkLogic Corporation is an American software business that develops and provides an enterprise NoSQL database, also named MarkLogic. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in San Carlos, California. MarkLogic is a privately held company with over 500 employees and has offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
According to Forrester Research, MarkLogic is among the NoSQL databases vendors with the strongest offerings in the market and regularly appears in Gartner Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.
MarkLogic was first named Cerisent and was founded in 2001 by Christopher Lindblad, who was the Chief Architect of the Ultraseek search engine at Infoseek, and Paul Pedersen, a professor of computer science at Cornell University and UCLA, and Frank R. Caufield, Founder of Darwin Ventures, to address shortcomings with existing search and data products. The product first focused on using XML document markup standard and XQuery as the query standard for accessing collections of documents up to hundreds of terabytes in size.
In May 2012, Gary Bloom joined MarkLogic as Chief Executive Officer. He held senior positions at Symantec Corporation, Veritas Software, and Oracle, where he was once considered the successor to Larry Ellison. Also in 2012, MarkLogic was selected by the British Broadcasting Corporation to power its Olympic Data Services of the 2012 London Olympics.
Since 1 October 2013, MarkLogic has been used to help power the U.S. government's healthcare.gov site, launched to support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). 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. 
MarkLogic obtained its first financing of $6 million in 2002 lead by Sequoia Capital, followed by a $12 million investment in June 2004, this time lead by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. The company received additional funding of $15 million in 2007 from its existing investors Sequoia and Lehman. The same investors put another $12.5 million into the company in 2009.
On 12 April 2013, MarkLogic received an additional $25 million in funding, led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. On May 12, 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.
The MarkLogic product 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.
- 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
- 2016—MarkLogic Server 9.0: Data integration across Relational and Non-Relational data.
Licensing and support
MarkLogic is available under various licensing and delivery models, namely a free Developer or an Essential Enterprise license. Licenses are available from MarkLogic or directly from cloud marketplaces such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
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 consisting of Common Criteria certification, and enterprise-grade high availability and disaster recovery. MarkLogic is designed to run on-premises within public or private cloud environments like 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.
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