MarkLogic calls itself “the operational database for big data,” and “big data” was the theme of the executive keynote yesterday that kicked off the three-day MarkLogic World 2012 conference in Washington, D.C. And to help illustrate that theme and the power of MarkLogic to handle big data, the keynote presenters invited one company–you guessed it, Catalyst–to share the stage and highlight our revolutionary new e-discovery platform built using MarkLogic, Catalyst Insight.
MarkLogic’s COO Keith Carlson and SVP Products Gary Lang presented the keynote, where they featured customers that are using big data in big ways — customers as diverse as Warner Bros., which uses MarkLogic to manage its digital assets, and the San Francisco Giants, which uses it to manage and analyze thousands of play-by-play images of every game.
The keynote speakers then highlighted three companies that had integrated the MarkLogic database into their own products. This time, they talked about companies such as Tableau Software and CQ Roll Call. But of the companies they chose to cover, they invited just one to join them on stage.
In front of an audience of 800-plus attendees, T.J. Gill, Catalyst’s vice president of business development, joined Carlson and Lang on stage to talk about Insight and how it uses the MarkLogic platform to handle hundreds of terabytes of data for some of the world’s largest cases and corporations. For T.J., it was both thrilling and nerve-wracking, but for Catalyst, it was an honor to see Insight honored in this way.
Throughout the keynote, an illustrator was graphically journaling the presentation. By the end, he had created a single picture that pretty much encapsulated the entire presentation. As you can see from the images below, Catalyst Insight is shown prominently (just below the MarkLogic name and to the left of “big data”).