I’m very happy to report that IDC has named Mark Logic “an innovation information access company under $100M to watch.” IDC’s press release is here and a copy of the ($3500 a la carte paid) report is here . Excerpt: New technologies are eliminating boundaries between content and data to enable pervasive access to all relevant information. Contributing to this innovation is a group of small companies with the vision and technology to have an impact on the IT marketplace.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 by Mark Rittman I was on-site yesterday helping an ISV integrate BI Publisher into their product, and hit a few issues getting the product installed and running on the Weblogic application server. BI Publisher comes integrated out-of-the-box with OC4J and Oracle Application Server, but you’ll need to install and configure it manually to work with other application servers You can read the full article HERE . Many Thanks to Mark for his posting.
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Installing BI Publisher into Weblogic Server 11g
Just a quick post to highlight a story in the San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal entitled Mark Logic in San Carlos Saves Customers from Drowning in Data . Excerpt: The San Carlos technology firm offers software that helps businesses store, organize and filter all the data they’ve accumulated, including e-mails and Web pages and other so-called unstructured information that isn’t easily manageable
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Mark Logic Profiled in San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal
(Revised: confirmed that the source, MS&L, is ZL’s PR firm.) While I don’t have official verification of this, I did learn the following this afternoon, regarding the lawsuit filed against Gartner by ZL Technologies over its treatment in their magic quadrants about which I posted earlier this week and which is also covered here , here , and here . “In today’s hearing on Gartner’s motion to dismiss ZL’s complaint, the court did not come to a decision.” Precisely because I couldn’t find any reference to this online (yet), I figured it was breaking news and should share it via the blog. I learned this information via an email from David Schraeder of MS&L , the PR firm representing ZL Technologies
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Judge Does Not Decide on Dimissing ZL Technologies Complaint Against Gartner
If you have a bunch of XML and are looking for of a place to put it, then I think I may have come up with a simple test that might be helpful. In talking with prospective vendors of XML repositories (definition: software that lets you store, search, analyze and deliver XML), try to establish what I’ll call “XML vision compatibility.” Quite simply, try to figure out if the vendor’s vision of XML is consistent with your own. To help with that exercise, I’ll define what I see as the three common XML vendor visions: YAFF (yet another file format) YADT (yet another data type) Whole world YAFF Vendors Vendors with the YAFF vision view XML as yet another file format
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XML: YAFF, YADT, or Whole World?
As a technology platform provider, you inevitably have certain visions of what applications your customers will one day build with your product. For example, Mark Logic Founder Christopher Lindblad originally envisioned that customers would spider and enrich Internet content, enabling an XQuery Internet search box as opposed to the typical keyword-oriented one. Christopher’s vision became reality a few years back when we started working in open source intelligence .
Just a quick post to highlight some (fairly) recent research from Outsell entitled XML: The Necessary Ingredient for Information Publishing (paid, $695) based on a survey run early this year. While the survey had only 30 respondents, so you must generalize with care, I still think the results are interesting and illustrative. Excerpt from the introduction on how XML can help information providers go web 2.0: In our view, XML should be a key ingredient in any publisher’s or information provider’s toolkit.
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 14:44, David Sewell wrote: > On Mon, 5 Oct 2009, Joe Wicentowski wrote: > > > As far as your specific question, you could run a series of “if ($date > > castable as …) then … else” statements on the following datatypes : > typeswitch tests for node kinds, not data types, so the “if castable” > approach is probably the way to go (barring the custom data type > solution that Michael mentioned).
Hans Juergen, I only have three words of advise, given your request: www.data.gov http://www.recovery.gov/ www.programmableweb.com/ Best regards Dana On Oct 2, 2009, at 3:03 PM, Hans-Juergen Rennau wrote: > Hello People, > > preparing an extensive XQuery workshop, I am looking for interesting > sample data. What I have in mind is data that > – are public and available online via URL (either static or as REST- > ful webservice) > – have intermediate complexity (> 50 data items, – must be in English (both tags and contents) > – may be dynamic, but not too ephemeral > – schema data welcome > > Should anybody have suggestions, I would be grateful! > > With kind regards, > Hans-Juergen > > > > > _______________________________________________ > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk > http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk
In search of sample data …
It’s very unhelpful to report that something “doesn’t work” without saying how it failed. And if you expected the expression to do something useful, it’s useful to say what you expected it to do: you can’t expect us to guess the intention behind incorrect code. If $q is a variable containing part of a regular expression , then you can include it in a regex using the concat function: matches(., concat(‘(‘, $q, ‘)*’) Regards, Michael Kay http://www.
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using a variable within a regexp pattern in XQuery