BY Jason Hunter & Mike Wooldridge
Covers MarkLogic 8 ∙ April 2016
This book describes the MarkLogic Server internals including its data model, indexing system, update model, and operational behaviors. It’s intended for a technical audience such as someone new to MarkLogic who wants to understand its capabilities, or someone already familiar with MarkLogic who wants to understand what’s going on under the hood.
This book is not an introduction to using MarkLogic Server. For that you can read the official product documentation. Instead, this book explains the principles upon which MarkLogic is built. The goal isn’t to teach you to write code, but rather to help you understand what’s going on behind your code, and thus help you to write better and more robust applications.
Chapter 1 provides a high-level overview of MarkLogic Server. Chapter 2 explains MarkLogic’s core indexes, transactional storage system, multi- host clustering, and various coding options. This is a natural stopping point for the casual reader. Chapter 3 covers advanced indexing as well as topics like bitemporal, semantics, rebalancing, tiered storage, Hadoop integration, failover, and replication. It also discusses the ecosystem of tools, libraries, and plug-ins (many of them open source) built up around MarkLogic.
This third edition of the book adds discussions of features introduced in MarkLogic
1 Tip: For fast access to documentation for a function, go to http://docs.marklogic.com/function-name. You don’t even need the namespace.
2 You can find the full set of API documentation, as well as in-depth guides and tutorials, at the MarkLogic Product Documentation (http://docs.marklogic.com). The site includes a robust search feature that’s built, naturally, on MarkLogic.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jason Hunter is MarkLogic’s CTO Asia-Pacific and one
of the company’s first employees. He works across sales, consulting, partnerships, and engineering (he led development on MarkMail.org). Jason is probably best known as the author of the book Java Servlet Programming (O’Reilly Media) and the creator of the JDOM open source project for Java-optimized XML manipulation. He’s an Apache Software Foundation member and former vice president as well as an original contributor to Apache Tomcat and Apache Ant. He’s also a frequent speaker.
Mike Wooldridge is a Senior Software Engineer at MarkLogic focusing on front-end application development. He has built some of the software tools that ship with MarkLogic, including Monitoring History, and has authored open-source projects such as MLPHP. He has also written dozens of books for Wiley on graphics software and web design, including Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop CC and Teach Yourself Visually HTML5. He’s a frequent contributor to the MarkLogic Developer Blog and has spoken at MarkLogic World conferences.