MarkLogic and MBS Partner to Deliver New Digital Content for Publishing and eTraining

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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of the only enterprise NoSQL database platform, and MBS announced a partnership to provide a data-driven platform for publishing and corporate e-training today at MarkLogic World 2013. The platform, Direct Digital, is a scalable publishing and distribution solution that delivers powerful reading analytics, flexible content publishing options, and branded mobile and e-commerce features.

"Our partnership with MarkLogic highlights how digital publishing is delivering more robust digital learning materials," said Dr. Rob Reynolds, Director of MBS Direct Digital. "The future of digital publishing is powered by XML, mobile, and big data technologies. MarkLogic's expertise in XML and big data made it an ideal solution to serve as the foundation for our scalable, cloud-based product designed to help publishers and corporations produce and distribute their content."

A distinguishing feature of Direct Digital is its analytics dashboard. This dashboard provides publishers with valuable information about how readers are interacting with content, including what customers are reading, for how long and with what frequency.

Since 2001, some of the largest names in media and publishing, including McGraw-Hill, Elsevier and Cengage, have relied on MarkLogic to dynamically deliver content while unifying disparate data types to allow a deeper understanding of what that data means. By partnering with MBS on the Direct Digital platform, MarkLogic can now provide customers with a turnkey, scalable solution that demonstrates the power and versatility of MarkLogic's database to power next generation digital publishing solutions.

"The MBS Direct Digital platform helps us bring our technology to smaller and medium sized publishers," said David Ponzini, Senior Vice President Corporate Development for MarkLogic. "Our provision of the data management behind Direct Digital's bookshelf exposed MarkLogic to the tremendous vision that MBS has for the digital learning industry. Our new partnership will enable MarkLogic to power the products of a wider range of content creators, extending the ability to produce custom and dynamic digital learning materials to publishers of all sizes."

About MarkLogic

For more than a decade, MarkLogic has delivered a powerful and trusted next-generation Enterprise NoSQL database that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information. Organizations around the world rely on MarkLogic's enterprise-grade technology to make better decisions faster. MarkLogic is headquartered in Silicon Valley with field offices in Washington D.C., New York, Austin, London, Frankfurt, Utrecht, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit

MarkLogic is a registered trademark of MarkLogic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About MBS Direct Digital Publishing Services

MBS Direct Digital is a division of MBS Direct. For more than 20 years, MBS Direct has been helping schools get textbooks to their students all over the world. More than 800 higher-education institutions and K-12 schools rely on MBS Direct's technology, service and partnerships.

Direct Digital, MBS Direct's digital platform, is a turnkey digital publishing and sales ecosystem with a flexible suite of services for creating, selling and delivering digital content. The Direct Digital platform offers the content, technology, marketing, e-commerce and analytics components publishers and corporate e-trainers want, supported by a team of experts dedicated to finding the ideal solution for each of our publisher partners. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: For more information contact: Michael Urban 573-445-2243 ex. 5512

Source: MBS Textbook Exchange