Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

MarkLogic buddies up to JavaScript, throws shade at old pal XML

Joab Jackson | Feb. 10, 2015
Database company MarkLogic has extended its NoSQL data store to work natively with JavaScript and the popular JSON data exchange format, in addition to the XML format it has long supported.

By offering the full set of processing capabilities it developed for XML, MarkLogic hopes to have an edge in the market.

Despite its ardor for JavaScript, MarkLogic still has a number of goodies for XML users as well. MarkLogic Server 8 is the first version to support "bitemporal data," or data that records both when a transaction was recorded in the database as well as when the transaction actually took place. Such temporal information is particularly useful to the financial industries, whose moment-to-moment activities are closely monitored by regulators.

Also new for version 8: MarkLogic can make more inferences about a query, returning results that may be relevant but don't include the actual query terms. That's thanks to the new support of Sparql, a query language for rich Semantic web documents.

MarkLogic 8 starts at US$8,500 per year for in-house use or $0.99 per hour for a cloud version hosted by Amazon Web Services. As an enticement for new customers, the company is offering free use of an AWS-hosted version for one year.

 

Previous Page  1  2 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.