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Schema-agnostic Enterprise NoSQL database technology, coupled w/ powerful search & flexible application services.

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MarkLogic review by Sushant D.
Sushant D.
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"Powerful NoSQL Database"

What do you like best?

Marklogic is a no SQL database which is platform independent, so it can be used on any kind of OS which meets it's system requirements. Thus it can ingest from any kind of source.

It can be used for various purposes like app data management, data storage and view data in a graphical manner. Sharding of data can be done and replication of data is also done in marklogic. It follows the ACID property of data base management system. Marklogic is used mainly for storing of XML received, and is considered as one of the best NoSQL tools available in the market

What do you dislike?

In Mark logic, we don't have the provision of multiple user having access at the same time. In some conditional types only this can be incorporated. The programming language used is totally different (brat), which gets a bit complex for experienced people in learning new language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Marklogic to others, as it is the only NoSQL tool which provides so much ease in managing data and ingesting from any data source.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Mark Logic as the back end data base to store the Metadata, of customers. The content is stored in Nuxeo and as we are aware that mark logic can ingest data from most of the data sources so it provides an ease in moving from traditional storage system to marklogic.

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MarkLogic review by Pritam D.
Pritam D.
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"MarkLogic (NoSql Data Base) Overview and it's feature."

What do you like best?

This is a multi model NoSql data base which is usually used to store the xml file and json documents.It is a scalable both vertically and horizontally which is very useful.It also provide a robust security system which is most need for an organisation to go with that.This NoSql Database follows ACID property which is even not there in other Nosql Dtabase. we can run it in cloud so easily .Its auto indexing feature made it more user friendly.you can l get good material and tutorial videos from its website to learn it quickly.

What do you dislike?

The most Important think its very costly in comparison to other NoSql data base .It uses different programming language which is not aware by lot of people so it will take some time to used to it or you have to spend some time to learn first. MarkLogic not authorize multiple user at same time this is one disadvantage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will highly Recommend MarkLogic to those user who is using Nosql data base because here its easy to manage the documents in large scale and it is having auto indexing feature as well. It is the only Nosql which is offers ACID feature also.Only one thing pricing is higher than other Nosql data base.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using MarkLogic as a back end of Nuxeo where we are storing the metadata for the content we are storing in Nuxeo(content management tool). Usually we are storing file likes Email,fax and chats.

What Document Databases solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
MarkLogic review by Dhharvi S.
Dhharvi S.
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"NoSql Database for XML"

What do you like best?

One of the best things about Marklogic is that it is a platform independent tool, which makes it compatible will all kind of systems, and provides an option to store their data. This being a NoSQL tool, still follows all the ACID properties making it more powerful than any other tool under the same category.

What do you dislike?

To operate this tool, user needs to start learning a new language, as it works on a totally new language, which may create problem for experienced people to learn new things, going off the track. Also one thing I've observed is that they have a conditional multiple user access, which shows that multiple user access is not so easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If people are comfortable in learning new language, they must switch to Marklogic, for storing the data in a tabular manner, using NoSQL, database.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are storing customers data that is the conten, and the metadata to which this content belongs, in a separate manner. So for metadata storage, we are going for Marklogic, as we are receiving XML format metadata.

MarkLogic review by Prabhudayal A.
Prabhudayal A.
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"Marklogic- Modern era NoSql DB with legacy features"

What do you like best?

1.Search capability.- search queries can be fired on XML and JSON, even on semi srtuctured data. Xquey personally i like the best

2.ACID property-Currently its the only NoSql database which provides this.Another leading NoSql DB HBASE dont have the feature.

3.Both horizontal and vertical scaling is supported.- Which fulfills both modern and traditional DB features.

4.Traditional features.- Backup and recovery, level of security

5.Automatic indexing of elements.- This gives a huge boost to search performance.

What do you dislike?

1.Licencing cost.

2.Space required to store data seems excessive to me.

3.The beginners will have a stiff learning curve and might have to work hard to have a hold on the tool.

Nothing much for dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ya , i ll recommend this product. But you have to decide where cost comes to picture. If your company or client are willing to spend then this will be the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have configured marklogic with nuxeo. So metadata of our emails,chat and fax are being stored in marklogic and the data itself in nuxeo.

MarkLogic review by ankit k.
ankit k.
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"NoSQL is better and it is the future"

What do you like best?

As the definition of the product say,

It is a NOSQL Enterprise DB with government grade security.

It can scale vertically as well as horizontally and many options to access to the marklogic like many servers support are there.

Support to various technologies like javascript, sql xqery

What do you dislike?

The community needs to grow.

There is nothing that you can dislike, it just very handy and Xquery can build a single tier application of its own.

Its just amazing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should use the http app server its easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted some archival to store metadata of the pdf, So that we can search through it continuously and efficiently.

MarkLogic review by Tony A.
Tony A.
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"Architect and Developer for custom systems using MarkLogic"

What do you like best?

The system is very robust and with version 8 has removed much of the arcane manual tuning that was needed in older versions. If you are storing and manipulating XML documents, it is very simple for the amount of power it gives you. MarkLogic has excellent documentation and support ecosystem. There are usually other people who have encountered similar issues in the past and their development mailing list is active. Their recent integration with REST, JSON and node.js has substantially simplified building integrated systems on top of MarkLogic. With the recent additions of Active Directory and JSON as first-class-object, it is possible to build a system from the ground up very quickly using only MarkLogic and world-class front-end tools like AngularJS or EmberJS. MarkLogic's support for fully ACID transactions is very rare in the NoSQL market and their reliability is significantly better than anything I've encountered in the open-source NoSQL ecosystem.

What do you dislike?

MarkLogic has moved somewhat away from the pure XML world and has not kept up to date with XQuery 3.0, XProc, XQuery Update Facility, etc. They seem to prefer to enhance their proprietary features rather than implement additional standards compliance into their product. I would like to see them improve some of their basic functionality like normalizing their API and refactoring some of the more confusing areas (HTTP FORM handling, native file read/write/delete, etc.).

Recommendations to others considering the product

MarkLogic is best utilized by a team that is knowledgeable in XML / XQuery technologies. Despite their inroads in JSON and REST, the learning curve for people without significant XML experience is quite steep. However, if you have invested in XML / XPath / XQuery / XSLT knowledge, then you can be up and running in MarkLogic very quickly. MarkLogic is a great alternative to non ACID compliant distributed databases like DynamoDB / Cassandra / MongoDB. The enterprise version is pricey, although for personal projects, education and non-profit uses they do offer substantial discounts and the community edition still supports the important NoSQL and ACID features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used MarkLogic as a Document Database in a NoSQL environment to support Fortune 500 customers. We have build custom web-content-managment, component-content-management, document archival and publishing. We have also used MarkLogic as a centralized metadata repository to integrate with governmental databases for purposes of normalizing data governance across a large civilian federal agency.

MarkLogic review by Keith B.
Keith B.
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"Searching and Serving up millions of pages of content in 117 different languages and dialects."

What do you like best?

We have millions of pages of content in 117 different languages and we use MarkLogic to ingest, enrich, search and retrieve content and data in XML, HTML and JSON formats.

We have been able to cut our website development times in half to one tenth the typical development time of typical three tier architectures because of the content specific languages, tooling and tight integration we are able to achieve using MarkLogic.

The number of people required to administer and maintain our MarkLogic databases is a small fraction of what we would employ for relational databases or other no-SQL offerings.

MarkLogic was built from the ground up to store, search and enrich large volumes of content in a variety of languages. It is ACID compliant. In fact, it is the only noSQL offering that is ACID compliant.

We currently run MarkLogic both on premise and in the cloud. We used both physical hardware and VMs in clusters so that we can bring up instances to scale for expected increases in traffic.

We are able to search, combine and serve up content on the fly for 190 different websites ... and growing.

What do you dislike?

Ingestion from a relational database can be difficult. Would like ability to ETL content into MarkLogic and out of MarkLogic.

Current offering of SQL is limited. This is slated to be fixed in next version.

The power and flexibility of the XQuery language to write websites and search content is phenomenal. But it is difficult to find developers willing to commit to learning a language they have heard very little about. Those that do can typically be productive in under 2 weeks but many developers have a mental block in this regard. MarkLogic has added JavaScript as a development language to over come this roadblock but JavaScript lacks the much of the power of the XQuery language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MarkLogic is the database the United States government uses to store the entire Library of Congress. It is also the database that the NSA uses to suck in the internet and search it for terrorist activity.

MarkLogic was built from the ground up to store, search and enrich large volumes of content in a variety of languages.

MarkLogic is ACID compliant. In fact, it is the only noSQL offering that is ACID compliant.

We currently run MarkLogic both on premise and in the cloud. We used both VMs and physical hardware so that we can bring up instances to scale for expected increases in volume.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a world-wide church with over 15 million members. We serve up millions of pages of content daily in 117 different languages, and our list of languages is growing monthly.

We were able to build a platform on top of MarkLogic for our flagship websites and then extend their capabilities for multimedia and dynamic content. We can query and combine various content to build pages in milliseconds and we have built webservices that allow users to markup and highlight content and persist their annotations indefinitely.

Some of our websites that currently use our MarkLogic platform are:

https://www.mormon.org

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/

http://josephsmithpapers.org/

https://www.lds.org

https://scriptures.lds.org

We currently have MarkLogic clusters and instances both in the cloud and in premise.

MarkLogic review by Chhean S.
Chhean S.
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"Scalable Platform Document Database, App Server, and Enterprise Search rolled All-In-One "

What do you like best?

MarkLogic is built from the ground up as a No-SQL XML document database, application server, and automatic built-in indexing for enterprise search. It scales horizontally because it was designed with a Map/Reduce architecture.

As XML documents are inputted, an on-disk index is built automatically based on every element. And so this leads to performance gains when trying to do simple xpath searches for various documents.

It installs, configures, and deploys very quickly and easily. Scaling it horizontally by adding more nodes is not as difficult compared with other structured RDBMS systems.

Many types of APIs and languages are available to make it easy to quickly build web services or applications: REST APIs, Xquery/XSLT Functions, Javascript, Java API, Node.js API, and XCC. There is also a Hadoop Connector API.

What do you dislike?

Even though the architecture is built on Map/Reduce, it can be difficult to build a batch process application that does things like ETL (extract, transform, and load). MarkLogic does provide a framework called CPF (Content Processing Framework) that is designed as a pipeline framework to transform documents through different stages. However, there is little documentation on how to appropriately scale this framework horizontally. It can be done, but requires some work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider leveraging XQuery/XPath as part of your application development to realize many of the full capabilities. Also, XQuery is a Functional Language. And so many developers need to alter their thought process when it comes time to implementing code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Search and manage all your information in one place. MarkLogic is a good central repository to manage all of your unstructured content and semi-structured documents.

It is the only viable solution for many content publishing applications that want success performance. The development time and costs for these types of applications was reduced significantly (sometimes by as much as 80% savings) compared with past failed projects built with traditional or open source tools.

It can act as part of data governance for all metadata within an organization as well.

MarkLogic review by Clark R.
Clark R.
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"Build production products on MarkLogic"

What do you like best?

MarkLogic is blazing fast and extremely secure and stable. It is a fantastic database for searching semi-structured content, XML or JSON documents. It has a wide variety of complex search options that truly allow you to meet any business need.

It has all of the robust enterprise database features you would want including ACID transactions, automated backup and recovery and a very good security model.

What do you dislike?

The product can be complex to use and does have a somewhat steep learning curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, there are open source document database that are available. However, none match provide the enterprise grade features nor the scalability and performance that you get with MarkLogic. Try the developer version for free and utilize their development community for support as necessary.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used MarkLogic to allow customers to search through large amounts of data that was represented as complex XML documents. We were able to search through millions of complex documents utilizing complex full text and structured queries and get results in less than a second.

MarkLogic review by Saugandh K.
Saugandh K.
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"Great option as a NoSQL enterprise DB"

What do you like best?

The variety of access methods Java API like Node.js, Client API, ODBC, RESTful HTTP API ,SPARQL, WebDAV,XDBC ,XQuery and XSLT. The concept of Role-based access control at the document level is also sokmehting which I liked.

What do you dislike?

The licencing cost. That would be a dislike. Also I could not find enough connectors for Marklogic. Also the deserializing/serializing data into and out of the internal data model but then that also helps in easy retrieval, hence it cuts out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend if used to store metadata. It is really good. specially the

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are storing the metadata of Chats, fax and mails along with some documents. Also the metadata for videos calls are also stored in the database.

MarkLogic review by Consultant in Computer Software
Consultant in Computer Software
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"One of the best products I've ever worked with"

What do you like best?

It's reliable, well supported by an expert support team, quick to develop with, provides wholistic features(search+database+application), supports both xml and json.

What do you dislike?

Though MarkLogic strives hard to provide the best tools, compared to other databases, it still lags in open source tools due to the fact that it's an expensive proprietary database. Also currently http is the only protocol through which code running in MarkLogic can talk with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently we're using MarkLogic as a one stop shop for all the metadata about our products, assets, etc. This metadata is being served to customers who need the metadata in a specific format(be it xml, spreadsheet, json). Also we use MarkLogic for developing internal portals which require these metadata as well.

Benefits

Being able to develop webservices using XQuery helps write complex functionalities that run close to the database layer and ends up performing very well. The amount of time it requires to bootstrap an application/database using MarkLogic is very less compared to other databases and programming languages. MarkLogic is viewed very highly in our company due to the quick turn around by our MarkLogic Support Team for new application development as well as enhancements.

MarkLogic review by Consultant
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"Marklogic is an Enterprise Document Database which support all the latest features reliably."

What do you like best?

Marklogic is a very Stable product and reliable for transaction based data storage. Its searches are very fast and it support latest trends in NoSQL databases. I believe its one of the pioneers in newer features being introduced in a NoSQL Document Database. The latest of its hottest features is its Semantic based searches. More than the product i think the support offered by their team is really great. I have never waited for more than 24 hours to get my answers on any queries. Some of its legacy features are security , geospatial and backup and restore features which are time tested and more robust. Its newer features other than Semantic are bitemporal, Hadoop support, AWS support etc.

What do you dislike?

I think more people need to be made aware of this awesome product. Its less familiar. More easy integrations with Legacy systems should be created.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to determine where the capabilities of this product has the highest value in your organisation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to solve healthcare data analysis and processing.

MarkLogic review by Administrator in Individual & Family Services
Administrator in Individual & Family Services
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"Makes me smile "

What do you like best?

MarkLogic 6 is an Enterprise NoSQL (“Not Only SQL”) database that has the flexibility and scalability to handle today’s data challenges that SQL-based databases were not designed to handle. It also has enterprise-grade capabilities like search, ACID transactions, failover, replication, and security to run mission-critical applications. MarkLogic combines database functionality, search, and application services in a single system. It provides the functionality enterprises need to deliver value. MarkLogic leverages existing tools, knowledge, and experience while providing a reliable, scalable, and secure platform for mission-critical data.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything about it that I don't like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MarkLogic 6 is an Enterprise NoSQL (“Not Only SQL”) database that has the flexibility and scalability to handle today’s data challenges that SQL-based databases were not designed to handle. It also has enterprise-grade capabilities like search, ACID transactions, failover, replication, and security to run mission-critical applications. MarkLogic combines database functionality, search, and application services in a single system. It provides the functionality enterprises need to deliver value. MarkLogic leverages existing tools, knowledge, and experience while providing a reliable, scalable, and secure platform for mission-critical data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flexibility and stability

MarkLogic review by Sandile K.
Sandile K.
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"What MongoDB should have been"

What do you like best?

MarkLogic has the best features of a document-based database - convenience, concision, composability - with enterprise features that real businesses - professional grade support, ACID compliance.

What do you dislike?

Document-based databases will always struggle to compete with the queryability and stability of traditional RDBMSes. As it turns out, SQL is a tough query language to compete with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MarkLogic is a really great way to build stable prototypes where you don't what the schema of your data will end up looking like. This is how I've used in the past.

MarkLogic review by Suraj D.
Suraj D.
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"A true NO SQL Enterprise solution"

What do you like best?

The three consoles at different ports I like 8000,8001 and 8002

What do you dislike?

The way to see the data, that I have stored to be precise , the unstructured data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best Enterprise level software and has a built in search feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we needed a backend solution for storing the metadata.

We integrated marklogic as a database for Nuxeo.

MarkLogic review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Powerfull System at a very high cost"

What do you like best?

One of Marklogic's primary strengths is its ability to provide support for your data storage (as a document data-store) and well as a server for your rest services (for a data access layer).

Loved its ability to deploy in AWS via CloudFormationTemplates.

Liked its build in dashboards and Admin WebUI.

What do you dislike?

Licensing cost is very high.

AWS costs to cover instances large enough to do what we needed were significant.

Amount of space required to store (xml) data seemed excessive - which translated to even higher costs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to access total cost of owenrship.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without disclosing the specifics of our business, the solution required high volume data ingestion and analysis. The solution also needed to scale for Big Data needed. We were not able to achieve our goals within our target budget.

MarkLogic review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Marklogic is a centerpiece in our architecture"

What do you like best?

MarkLogic is both a repository and a search engine. It handles XML data natively.

What do you dislike?

Some of the search / indexing capabilities need improvement. Its physical architecture is not ideal for cloud deployment (although it works just fine).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider both your search requirements and your retrieval requirements when evaluating tools in this space. Consider you content enrichment requirements and your performance / latency requirements for getting new documents indexed and searchable

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MarkLogic as our main search & retrieval engine for all of our content

MarkLogic review by Maria R.
Maria R.
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"Marklogic User "

What do you like best?

Marklogic is the only Data Base that is both operational/transaccional and data store.

NoSQL databases have a long way to go.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I don't like, but they can have a better marketing approach.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing the information properly

MarkLogic review by Internal Consultant in Legal Services
Internal Consultant in Legal Services
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"Versatile and stable product"

What do you like best?

The efficiency and quick response from the search engine is pretty amazing.

What do you dislike?

For bigger clusters, we have noticed issues while performing complex searches. The complex NEAR searches would surrender and throw errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a stable and reliable engine, MarkLogic would be your answer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Works as a search engine and document indexing with multiple language search support. Has been a very stable and reliable product.

MarkLogic review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer Software
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"Great Document and XML Storage solutions! "

What do you like best?

It is a rock solid document store. Great indexing capabilities and great queuing ability of documents.

What do you dislike?

Mark Logic needs some work with their triple store based approach. Some of the SPARQL commands are to Mark Logic specific and not based on generally accepted methods.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great document store, great XML storage ... not so great when it comes to RDF. But, their technical support team is always willing to work with your approach. Give them a shot, you will not be disappointed!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage and retrieval of clinical information.

MarkLogic review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Senior Product Manager"

What do you like best?

It seems to be a solid and robust database system and we don't really have a lot of issues with it.

What do you dislike?

I'm not sure that the language packs are as robust as they need to be. They are also expensive for under-proven software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MarkLogic as an operational data store to build search products on.

MarkLogic review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Powerful document repository"

What do you like best?

Native XML interface and support for XML Query and Javascript. High quality XML Query documentation.

What do you dislike?

Adding indexes can be very time consuming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Document storage and search. Because MarkLogic is a document database, it is well suited to our content, which consists of billions of legal documents.

MarkLogic review by Internal Consultant in Legal Services
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"Great XML database with lots of potential"

What do you like best?

Triplestore database

XQuery and XPath compatability

What do you dislike?

RDF capability is still in early stages and needs to be thought out

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good understanding of requirements: take a great care before looking at high data input feeds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Datawarehouse; integration of multiple source feeds of one and dashboard of data

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