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DescriptionOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database
Primary database modelDocument store
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Rank#44  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Technical documentationdocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperMarkLogic Corp.
Initial release2001
Current release9.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL92
APIs and other access methodsJava API
Node.js Client API
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
Supported programming languagesC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia XQuery or JavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levels
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Specific characteristics

The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from silos. It has two decades of development behind it, and has proven success in thousands of mission-critical environments around the world.

MarkLogic is a modern database with all the features that have made NoSQL databases popular, and a few more features that make it particularly excellent for data integration:

  • Multi-Model Database – MarkLogic stores and queries data in documents, graph data, or relational data, providing incredible flexibility.
  • Built-in Search – Unlike every other database, MarkLogic has a search engine built-in to its core. This results in less time and effort to build and configure indexes for standard queries, and does not require a bolted-on search engine for full-text search like other databases.
  • Elastic Scalability – MarkLogic is a massively scalable database that scales horizontally in clusters on commodity hardware to hundreds of nodes, petabytes of data, and billions of documents—and still processes tens of thousands of transactions per second.

MarkLogic is a trusted database, having all the enterprise features required to handle sensitive enterprise data:

  • Advanced Security – MarkLogic is way ahead of every competitor in the area of security. MarkLogic has granular security controls at the document and even element/property level, redaction and anonymization for safe sharing, as well as advanced encryption. MarkLogic is also the only modern database with a common criteria security certification.
  • ACID Transactions – MarkLogic has multi-document ACID transactions that provide data consistency even with large-scale transactional applications.
  • Cloud Neutral – MarkLogic has been successful running in the cloud for over a decade and you can run it anywhere—this means any public cloud provider, a hybrid environment, or on-premises. If you want to make changes later on, that is okay. You do not need a new license.

MarkLogic’s main use case is the MarkLogic Operational Data Hub. The fastest way to deploy the entire architecture is with the MarkLogic Data Hub Service, a fully automated cloud service for no-friction data integration. It makes it simple to deploy a MarkLogic Data Hub in minutes, enabling agile teams to immediately start integrating and curating data for both operational and analytical use. Delivered as a cloud service, it provides on-demand capacity, auto-scaling, automated database operations, and proven enterprise data security. But, unlike many cloud services, it is cost-effective and predictable even as enterprise workloads fluctuate. 

Competitive advantages

The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic makes data integration more agile, less expensive, and more secure. Our advantage is demonstrated in the proof of our customers’ results, but here are some of the key differentiating capabilities:

  • Load data as is – Instead of waiting on complex ETL, data ingestion is immediate. There is no need to define a schema in advance.
  • Unified platform – Instead of stitching together a bunch of separate products, everything is already unified in a single platform that provides a consistent, real-time view.
  • Smart curation – Instead of worrying about mapping schemas together, integrating an MDM tool, writing custom algorithms, and doing other low-value tasks, you can leverage built-in, intelligent capabilities to enrich, harmonize, and master data easier and faster.
  • Advanced security – Instead of disjointed data lineage, the database tracks metadata right alongside the data itself. Instead of handing over security to app developers to worry about, the database manages the roles, permissions, privileges, etc. And, most important, instead of worrying whether to lock data up or risk sharing it, administrators have extremely granular, tight control over exactly what data gets shared with whom.
  • Simple development – Instead of waiting for ETL to complete or having to learn some proprietary language, developers start building data services APIs as soon as the initial data is loaded. Rather than learn a proprietary language, developers can rely on industry standard languages to build apps.

In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for ODBMS (Operational Database Management Systems), MarkLogic is positioned in the Challengers quadrant for the past three years.

In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for DMSA (Database Management Systems for Analytics), MarkLogic is positioned in the Visionary quadrant for the second year in a row.

Typical application scenarios

MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub. A Data Hub is useful for managing just about any type of data in any industry. But, there are some use cases that are often repeated among our customers:

  • ERP Integration
  • Mainframe migration
  • Managing regulated data
  • Smart metadata management
  • Curating data for advanced analytics
  • Advanced search and discovery
Key customers

MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global customers:

  • Increased Agility – 4-12x faster results with less risk when things change
  • Lower Costs – Millions saved with lower IT, dev, and business ops costs
  • Secure Sharing – Petabytes of data shared around the world every day

Increased Agility

  • Springer – 5x faster time to results (Launched revenue-driving app in 11 months versus 5 years)
  • Sony – 5x faster time to results (Mainframe migration for key finance data in 3 months versus 15)
  • Top 5 Insurer – 5x faster time to results (Integrated MDM data in 10 months versus 4 years)

Lower Costs

  • Top 5 Energy Company – $5 Million in savings on reduced IT spend
  • Top 5 Investment Bank - $4 Million in savings on development costs
  • Top 5 Airplane Manufacturer – $80 Million in savings on reduced flight testing costs

Secure Sharing

  • ABN Amro – Millions of trade records
  • Broadridge – Millions of trade records
  • Northern Trust – Millions of trade records
  • Hannover Re – Millions of insurance documents
  • Top 5 Global Insurer – Millions of insurance documents
  • L.A. Care – Healthcare data with millions of members
  • Aetna – HR data for all 35,000+ employees
  • HealthCare.gov – Health insurance data for over 20 Million Americans
  • Top 5 Pharmaceutical Company – Millions of research documents
  • U.S. Government Agency – Millions of messages with tens of thousands of users
  • Top 5 Entertainment Company – 700M+ documents and triples with thousands of users
  • Top 5 Energy Company – Millions of documents about operational equipment

Here is a list of some of MarkLogic’s notable customers:

ABN Amro, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Broadridge, Credit Suisse, Citi, Erie Insurance, Hanover Insurance Group, Hannover Re, HealthCare.gov, WellCare, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, AbbVie, HSBlox, M*Modal, American Medical Association, Springer, Pearson, IHS Markit, Columbia University Press, British Standards Institution, The New England Journal of Medicine, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Thomson Reuters, The British Broadcasting Company, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Dow Jones, Electronic Arts, Conde Nast, Sony, Chevron, Ensco, Cisco, Panasonic, Autoliv, Airbus, DHL, Dow, Pernod Ricard, United States Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, and Energy, World Bank Group, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the UK Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, and many others.

Market metrics

MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial services, the public sector, media and entertainment, publishing, manufacturing, energy, insurance, healthcare, pharma, and life sciences:

  • MarkLogic handles mission-critical data at 6 of the top 10 banks. Over 30% of the world’s derivative trades run through MarkLogic.
  • MarkLogic is used by 9 of the 17 major U.S. government agencies (and also many other government agencies around the world).
  • MarkLogic is used by 6 of the top 10 publishers in the world. At Springer, MarkLogic drives 70% of their revenue.
Licensing and pricing models

MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services:

  • MarkLogic Data Hub Service – Available through cloud marketplaces
  • Essential Enterprise Term Licenses – Available directly or through cloud marketplaces
  • FREE Developer License – Download at developer.marklogic.com

The latest pricing and licensing information is available on marklogic.com

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