SOURCE: Mark Logic Corporation

October 02, 2007 08:00 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Mark Logic's Engineering Manager to Present at High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS) Workshop

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) -

What:    Mark Logic® Corporation, provider of the industry's leading XML
         content server, today announced that  Ron Avnur, engineering
         manager at Mark Logic Corporation, will present at the biennial
         High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS) workshop, October 7-9.

         Avnur's presentation, titled "MarkLogic Server: Not Your
         Grandmother's Database," will go behind the scenes of the creation
         of this special purpose database designed for XML and built to
         handle 100s of terabytes of unstructured and semi-structured
         information. He will detail the experience of building this
         commercially proven enterprise-grade XML content server from
         scratch, answering the following questions:

           --  What turned out to be an implementation exercise?
           --  What did we engineer?
           --  And when did we find ourselves doing new science?

         The High Performance Transaction Systems (HPTS) workshop is a
         biennial meeting that brings together researchers, implementers,
         and users of high-scale transaction processing systems. HPTS
         started in 1985 when a group from leading database companies and
         universities got together with the goal of sharing ideas to enable
         database systems to reach the lofty goal of 1,000 transactions per
         second. The goals have moved on over the years, but the flavor of
         this small, invitation only workshop has remained the same.

         This workshop is an opportunity for builders of large-scale
         systems to share emerging trends and best practices in an open,
         interactive environment.

Who:     Ron Avnur is the engineering manager in the Mark Logic product
         group, responsible for MarkLogic Server. He has been working in
         database and systems design since 1996, and his experience
         includes work for enterprise software companies Cohera
         (PeopleSoft), BusinessLayers (Netegrity), and Informix. Avnur
         holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer
         science, and a master's degree in computer science, both from
         University of California, Berkley.

When:    The 2007 HPTS workshop will be held October 7-10, 2007, at the
         Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.
         Attendance is by invitation only.

         For more information visit

About Mark Logic Corporation

Mark Logic Corporation is the provider of the industry's leading XML content server. Mark Logic works with providers of information products to accelerate new product creation, deliver products through multiple channels, integrate content from different sources, repurpose content into multiple products, build custom publishing systems, and mine content to find previously undiscovered information. The company holds two patents on the innovative technology in MarkLogic Server which enables companies to load, query, manipulate, and render XML content using the W3C standard XQuery language. Designed for high performance and scalability, MarkLogic Server can deliver millisecond response times against multi-terabyte contentbases. Mark Logic is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers. For more information, or to download a free trial copy of MarkLogic Server, go to or visit the Mark Logic CEO blog at

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