MarkLogic Cites Developer Benefits in NoSQL Upgrade
Enterprise NoSQL database platform vendor MarkLogic Corp. cited "massive enhancements for developers" in the latest version of its flagship database.
MarkLogic 8 combines the advantages of NoSQL data stores -- commonly associated with Big Data analytics -- with relational features found in more traditional RDBMS systems, the company said. It further differentiates its NoSQL offering with built-in capabilities for advanced queries, search, semantics and other operational and transactional functionality.
Of course, developers can take advantage of other programming languages also, and can now work with a new Java Client API providing out-of-the-box data management, query capabilities, aggregation and alerting, the company said.
Also highlighting the new release are bitemporal capabilities, which allow rewinding through time-stamped files to discover changes, functionality useful for companies to meet regulatory and compliance requirements. And new semantics improvements help users automatically discover facts and relationships hidden within billions of triples and documents through the use of new inference capability and expanded support of the SPARQL 1.1 query language.
Finally, the company touted "a robust Management REST API, enhanced Flexible Replication, simpler out-of-the-box experience and faster backup" in its new release.
MarkLogic, noting that it has always had a free developer license, announced a limited offering of a free, one-year developer and production license for new customers running the database on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud platform.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.