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Mark Logic
Type Private
Founded San Mateo, California (2001)
Headquarters San Carlos, California
Key people Christopher Lindblad, founder; Dave Kellogg, CEO
Industry Software & Programming
Products MarkLogic Server;
Application Services
Revenue Not reported
Employees 160

Mark Logic is a software company located in San Carlos, California, USA. The company is the leading provider of information infrastructure software serving the media, government, software, financial services, healthcare and other industries. Mark Logic was ranked the 4th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley for time period between 2003 and 2007 in Deloitte's "Fast 50". [1] It was named a finalist for the 21st annual CODIE awards in the content management category[2][3] Mark Logic won the 2009 CODIE award for best Data Base Management Solution.[4]

The company was founded in 2001 by Christopher Lindblad, chief architect of the Ultraseek search engine at Infoseek, and Paul Pedersen, a professor of computer science at Cornell and UCLA, to address the emergence of XML as the document markup standard and XQuery as the standard means for accessing collections of XML documents, up to tens or hundreds of terabytes in size. [5]

Mark Logic is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. The CEO is David Kellogg. [6]


MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server is a native XML database that implements W3C-standard XML Query (XQuery) language for the CRUD functionality. The server includes full-text and structured (XML) search.

MarkLogic Server is used by companies in the information industry including Elsevier, LexisNexis, Wolters Kluwer, Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Bowker.[7]. In addition enterprises such as JetBlue Airways, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, United, JPMorgan Chase use MarkLogic Server to build information applications. The product is also used by several US government customers, including the United States Army, Department of State Defense Information Systems Agency and a number of large government agencies.

The product combines the capabilities of a native XML database (fast XML processing and transformation) with capacity in the hundreds of terabytes via "cloud computing" algorithms, native geospatial, and native text processing and real-time search capabilities.

The server includes an application server to serve rich internet applications, or a RESTful or Web-services compliant server in a SOA.

The commercial license is priced per CPU and per Server, and there is a free community license for smaller, non-profit deployments. There is also an academic license for use in teaching and research activities.

MarkLogic Application Services

MarkLogic Application Services lets organizations quickly build and deploy applications on top of MarkLogic Server. It is complimentary to MarkLogic Server and provides additional services designed to help organizations speed development of new applications. Application Services has three components – Application Builder, Search API, and Library Services API.

Application Builder provides an intuitive, browser-based user interface for creating applications without writing XQuery code. Developers and non-developers can rapidly prototype applications and modify the applications to add additional features.

Search API is a high-level XQuery API which streamlines development of search applications.

Library Services API is a high-level XQuery API which provides document management capabilities that can be built into information-centric applications.


MarkMail, which makes heavy use of MarkLogic Server is a free public mailing list archive service that emphasizes interactivity and search analytics. Every search result shows a histogram traffic chart of the messages matching the query, and also the top matching lists and senders.

MarkMail started in November 2007 with approximately 4 million email messages. As of 1 June 2009, the service claims inclusion of 38,813,009 messages across 7,086 lists, of which 3,607 are active lists. [8]

The archive includes complete list histories for Apache, FreeBSD, GNOME, Jabber,, KDE, Mozilla, MySQL,,, PostgreSQL, Python, Red Hat, Ruby, W3C, and Xen, among others.


  1. ^ "Mark Logic Corporation Named to the Top Five in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Software & Information Technology Companies" MarketWire
  2. ^ "Mark Logic Named 2006 CODiE Awards Finalist for Best Enterprise Search Engine and Best Content Management Solution" Businesswire
  3. ^ SIIA
  4. ^ SIIA
  5. ^ "MarkLogic4.0 Introduces Stable of New Features for the XML Server " by M. LoPresti. Information Today Oct 9, 2008
  6. ^ "Corporate Pack Rats" by Ed Sperling Sept. 8, 2008
  7. ^ "A case of improving Content Flow" by M. McClure EContent April, 2008
  8. ^ MarkMail list of lists

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