Realtime Push with MarkLogic and Node.js via Websockets

MarkLogic has an awesome alerting feature that enables you to trigger an event when new or updated database content matches certain criteria. Once a rule’s criteria is met, an action is triggered that executes an arbitrary XQuery module. You can send an email, an SMS message, perhaps place a phone call with the Twillio API, […]

Installing MarkLogic on an EC2 Micro Instance – Free for 1 year!

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Perhaps you’ve heard about Amazon EC2’s new promotion, the AWS Free Usage Tier. New AWS customers can run a Linux Micro instance free for 1 year. Micro Instances consist of 613 MB of memory, up to 2 ECUs (for short periodic bursts), EBS storage only, 32-bit or 64-bit platform. Earlier this year MarkLogic announced support […]

MarkLogic? A “NoSQL” Database? YES!

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The NoSQL movement had been garnering a lot of attention recently. It’s a trend largely facilitated by the changing demands of the transactional web. Today, the web is bidirectional and much more content oriented than it was in years past. The amount of user generated content has increased exponentially and relational databases are not tailored […]

Solr in 5 Minutes at Denver Open Source Users Group

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Tomorrow night (Feb 2) I’m excited to participate in the Denver Open Source Users Group’s (DOSUG) first “Lightning Talk” night where I will be presenting an overview of Solr, a leading open-source enterprise search engine. The event is an O’Reilly Ignite style event.  There will be 14+ short 5-minute presentations on various topics. If you’re in […]