Gary Bloom, MarkLogic president and CEO, has reiterated the company’s goal to provide NoSQL database products for organizations that require security and regulatory compliance, Datanami reported Thursday.
Alex Woodie writes that analysts such as Gartner and Wikibon have identified the company as one of the database industry’s key players.
Having been a database vendor since 2000, Woodie reports MarkLogic’s maturity could likely be playing a part in helping win contracts from the government, insurance firms and banks.
“As we transition from traditional relational technology to whatever next-gen database you’re transitioning to—obviously NoSQL being one of the major platforms for that—all those enterprise requirement that you’ve had on Oracle, on Sybase, on Informix, on DB2 are just as important in the NoSQL world,” Bloom told Datanami.
“We’re still talking about your data and your most critical assets in the company… data is absolutely king and we’re still given you the protection of your data and your information,” he added.
Bloom also touted open source-based vendors for attracting clients who want to get a quick start on NoSQL technology, but inadvertently look somewhere else as they run out of resources to write the code they need.
“If you were to pursue an application in the MongoDB environment and your application needed things like security or you need transactional consistency, all the burden of writing that code falls on the application developer, and there goes their productivity advantage immediately,” Bloom said.
“These are things that the database environment always provided application developers, and those requirements are just as needed in the NoSQL world as they were in the relational database world,” he concluded.