Eric Bloch says Search engine technology has been proven to scale
1215_ 5/31/12 - We're talking with Eric Bloch, Director of Community at MarkLogic here at the Glue Conference, and it is exciting, so many interesting people and companies here.... Larry asked Eric to give us an overview of what MarkLogic does. They make database software, but it's a unique, non-relational database. It's a database that's built from the ground up on search engine technology and search engine indexing techniques - enough so that sometimes people think of MarkLogic as a search engine instead of a database. Search engine technology has been proven to scale the way Google does, and so often customers come to MarkLogic to solve complicated big data problems. The bulk of their customers today are medium size to large, as well as a number of organizations in the government. They actually have people who use the software who aren't formally their customers, because they give away a copy of their software to developers to do things with. So those are often individuals and sometimes very small companies. Eric tells us they've seen some interesting use cases for big data technologies and big data problems where people have more and more data that they have to manage quickly and make smart decisions. They're working with a top five bank to help them. There's been news about banks and the problem of understanding where they are and what their positions are. It turns out, while you might think managing a trade is a pretty simple thing, but in fact banks trade these complicated things that are hard to model. They get all sorts of financial instruments that get described as ...listen for more...
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