What is next in Enterprise Search

Mashable just published an interesting article about Googles latest advancements in search.  The article, Google Knowledge Graph Could Change Search Forever, describes a “developing vision for search that takes it beyond mere words and into the world of entities, attributes and the relationship between those entities.” Google is building a huge knowledge base describing entities, […]

Is MarkLogic a Search Engine?

I am frequently asked if MarkLogic is really a search engine.  It is easy to debate whether MarkLogic fits the classic definition of a search engine.  In my opinion, this is the wrong question.  The question you should be asking is “Does MarkLogic enable great search experiences?”  The answer is undeniably Yes. MarkLogic comes with all […]

Mobile Has Unbottled the UX Genie

I think it was the editor of Wired magazine who said something like “Designing for the iPad is liberating, because users have no pre-conceived expectations for the user experience”.  He hit the nail on the head, because right now many of the most exciting user experience innovations are occurring on mobile.  I wanted to share […]

Auto-Complete in MarkLogic Server

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It Must Be Insanely Fast and Meet the Requirements Auto-complete is hard to optimize because: we’re searching on partial-words, but search engines are not optimized for that queries happen on each keystroke, so expect five to ten times your normal search query traffic in auto-complete queries if response times are slower than 100 milliseconds, users […]