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22.06.2016

Interview with CIO Stefan Schwedt
"For me, MarkLogic is the Google of the database world."

The principle behind MarkLogic’s technology is simple. In contrast to conventional relational databases, MarkLogic can organize more or less any amount of data by providing direct access to already existing documents. Data sources are integrated ‘as is’, or in other words as objects in their original form.

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MarkLogic’s database technology is being used all over the world, including by the BBC, in Morgan Stanley’s trading systems and for the implementation of "ObamaCare" at the US Department of Health. At this year's MarkLogic World in London, Cologne-based software developer and consultant, NEWBOOKS Solutions was awarded the "Partner Excellence Award". NEWBOOKS Solutions develops solutions for companies in the media, publishing and retail industries, and is responsible for the implementation of MarkLogic in the publishing industry’s new VLB-TIX system (Joint Venture of NEWBOOKS Solutions and MVB).

The principle behind MarkLogic’s technology is simple. In contrast to conventional relational databases, MarkLogic can organize more or less any amount of data by providing direct access to already existing documents. Data sources are integrated ‘as is’, or in other words as objects in their original form. In the case of relational databases, data sources must first be defined and structured and then properly linked using SQL programming. MarkLogic allows this stage to be bypassed and instead organizes direct and dynamic access to a constantly changing "information reality" - regardless of whether it’s been structured or not.

The principle is not only simple but also has far-reaching consequences for the future sustainable data management. NoSQL technology massively reduces the complexity of data integration. The elimination of the ETL (extract, transform, load) process also makes for faster and more flexible development - which in turn saves costs. Separate systems for transactions, analysis, and searches are now a thing of the past because all of the functions are fulfilled by a single central platform. Its search performance is clearly superior to SQL solutions, especially where large volumes of data and disparate data formats are concerned. Bearing that in mind, developers are unlikely to shed too many tears at the passing of SQL solutions. Their performance unfriendly data silos will simply be wiped out by NoSQL technology.

"For us, this award is a great honor – not only because of who our partner is but also because of the opportunity it represents for a strategic realignment of data management in the publishing and media industry. Thanks to agile application development, projects can be completed in just a few months instead of taking years. That saves a lot of time and money", says Moritz Hodde CEO at NEWBOOKS Solutions."There’s no doubt this represents a new dimension in data management," adds CIO Stefan Schwedt. "For me, MarkLogic is the Google of the database world. What Google provides as a search engine, MarkLogic makes possible as database solution: fast, precise, secure and constantly up to date access to an exponentially growing volume of a highly diverse information".

 

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