MarkLogicThe Irish Tax Institute has chosen a NoSQL database technology to accelerate searches on its TaxFind database service.

Martin Lambe, chief executive of the institute, said the MarkLogic database that replaced its previous, bespoke database, is “amazingly fast”, with sub-second response time.  “Our users need that. Tax professionals are on the go and working all hours, in all places around the world, using mobile devices,” he said.

The Irish Tax Institute is the main provider of tax information in Ireland. Its TaxFind service offers subscribers access to Irish tax legislation, and guidance that includes tax technical papers from seminars and conferences, as well as over 25 tax commentary publications. It serves the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) community in Ireland and other tax professionals, such as those in the global accounting firms.

The institute developed a tax taxonomy in-house to enhance the search capability they hope the new database will bring.  The institute chose the MarkLogic database for its fast development time. It went from concept to production in seven months. “We considered other, relational databases,” said Lambe, “but none were as effective as the NoSQL databases.”

The organisation’s goal was to integrate 300,000 pages of tax content, including archive material in Word, PDF, XML and HTML.  To read the full story click on the link below.

Source: MarkLogic Pressroom