BBC, PA Select MarkLogic To Handle Olympics Data
The BBC and Press Association websites have selected data-management software company MarkLogic to "ensure they can handle the vast amount of data that will be created" during the Olympics, according to Sooraj Shah of COMPUTING.co.uk. MarkLogic Europe VP John Pomeroy said that the company has two main objectives. Pomeroy: "One was to streamline architecture, so that rather than having multiple data types stored in different repositories and trying to pull them together in some sort of user front end, they were looking to manage all of the data types in a common back end depository. The other was streamlining processes; both of these agencies are in the real-time news business and therefore it is crucial to have anything new in the right place [on the website]" (COMPUTING.co.uk, 6/13).