Is It Really Big Data?

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Just because you have a lot of data doesn’t automatically mean that you are dealing with Big Data. This came to mind recently when I was building a digital asset management system and was asked to talk about my “Big Data” project. The term didn’t seem to fit, but at first I wasn’t sure why. […]

Using a Custom Facet to Aggregate Values

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MarkLogic’s Search API makes it easy to create search facets–all you need to do is declare an index on a specific element, then add an option to your search request specifying that the element should be used as a facet. However, sometimes this standard approach is not good enough and you need to create a […]

Calling .NET code from XQuery

As I mentioned in a blog post several weeks ago, I have been working on a way to call .NET code directly from MarkLogic. My goal is to be able to access the functionality of existing .NET assemblies so that I don’t need to spend time re-implementing any logic in XQuery. Some typical use cases […]

Creating MLJAM for .NET

XQuery is a powerful language. Add MarkLogic-specific extension functions and constructs and there is very little you can’t do all in XQuery. But, of course, sometimes you do find things you can’t accomplish–like generating a GUID value. Or let’s say you have a lot of business logic already implemented in a programming language like Java […]