MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, announced that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the corporation, has built BBC Store using the MarkLogic® database. MarkLogic’s database platform already underpins BBC iPlayer and parts of the BBC Sport website.
By building the BBC Store content store on the MarkLogic database, BBC Worldwide can deliver content incredibly quickly to BBC Store web pages. It also provides the enterprise-hardened features and scalability needed to support high request volumes.
Launched in the UK in November 2015, BBC Store is a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to instantly buy and keep digital copies of the latest drama, comedy and factual shows, as well as classic titles from the BBC archive. Over 7,000 hours of content are currently available, with more being added every day. Shows can be accessed on a number of platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android.
About BBC Worldwide: BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.
In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC.
Source: Marklogic Press Release