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MarkLogic Server on Microsoft Azure

MarkLogic engaged with Microsoft to move MarkLogic clusters on the Azure cloud using an officially supported MarkLogic Azure picture, along with recommendations for your migration. MarkLogic has a strong track record of processing in project and development environments with famous cloud providers, and this will help boost MarkLogic’s capabilities in the cloud. With security features like Encryption, Redaction, etc. MarkLogic exists to host your data on the public cloud securely. Moreover, MarkLogic introduces a new support workflow through the Telemetry feature, which aims to shorten resolution timing by making system-level log, metering, and configuration data accessible as you reach MarkLogic Support. This new support workflow increases your availability in the cloud.  

Why it matters 

For most organizations, moving data and applications to the cloud is a significant and life-changing IT initiative of their few upcoming years. To fulfil the requirements and needs of our people, we are enhancing the features and functionality which makes MarkLogic easy and secure to deploy in the cloud. Recognizing the variation in architecture, software layers,  hardware and service offerings available with different cloud platforms, MarkLogic show interest to enable you to run on the public cloud of your choice. We believe that the step towards our official partnership with Azure and the options available for MarkLogic cloud can help to shape the IT roadmap for the future.  

Where you can Focus  

In this guide, the following examples are there for using the Azure MarkLogic Image from the marketplace: 

  • Access an Azure image with MarkLogic on Microsoft open marketplace.  
  • Using load balance setup, deploy a single node MarkLogic cluster.  
  • Load contents  
  • Scale and manage MarkLogic clusters manually. 

Concept Guides 

The concept session here consolidates information around the following topics: Storage, availability, Networking, Resource Manager, Azure Security Center, Disaster Recovery, Planned Maintenance, VM sizes, Azure Linux agent, etc. The concept section provides an overview of the Azure platform.  

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Deployment Options 

You can deploy virtual machines (VM) in the Azure environment from the already published MarkLogic Azure Image and add the storage, networking, and security pieces. You can also use a solution template to set up the IT environment via infrastructure, a code concept. This guide mainly focuses on the former methods.  

Example 1- Attach Data Disks 

To preserve your database data running on the MarkLogic Server, you have to attach a persistent data disk to your Azure VM in case of VM re-provisioning. There are various types of disks on Azure. In addition, you should read the FAQs on Azure management disks, as the platform recommends using managed disks over unmanaged discs for new Virtual Machines.  

Azure is the back-end store virtual machine disks and has mainly two SKUs regarding performance. The premium package storage provides high-performance, low-latency disk support for I/O intensive workloads.

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MarkLogic is a multi-model database with trusted enterprise data management capabilities and NoSQL and a kind of data integration and data management hub. It is a secure multi-model database and is deployable in any environment. The capability of MarkLogic makes it the best database to power a data hub. After MarkLogic collaboration with Microsoft Azure, it became the giant and more powerful tool in the cloud computing space; ismile technology supports Microsoft Azure and its services. We provide guidance and tools to organizations to help them move their data to the cloud smoothly.

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