Diane Burley

Chief Content Strategist

Responsible for overall content strategy and developing integrated content delivery systems for MarkLogic. She is a former online executive with Gannett with astute business sense, a metaphorical communication style and no fear of technology. Diane has delivered speeches to global audiences on using technologies to transform business. She believes that regardless of industry or audience, “unless the content is highly relevant — and perceived to be valuable by the individual or organization — it is worthless.” 


Where did you grow up?

Williamsville, New York

What is your favorite hobby?

Cooking -- love cooking with my two sons. It's relaxing, creative and sometimes a bit competitive!!

Where was your favorite place you went on vacation?

Sicily. It was like the collision of the ancient with the modern. Absolutely riveting.

What type of music do you like to listen to?

Depends on the day and the task at hand. Rock for cleaning, jazz for writing. Stuff in between for long rides.

What is your favorite season? Why?

Love the summer; the long periods of daylight, not being cold and eating from my garden.

Most Posts By Diane Burley

Cybersecurity: Shifting Focus to Insider Threats, Locking Down Data

Today’s CISO needs to take a page from national defense agencies — and build an all-source threat management platform, and lock data down at the most granular level, to safeguard against internal threats as well as external threats. Find out how you can do this.


Are Multi-Model Databases the New Black?

The next trend in databases: Multi-model databases. They natively store two or more data models, including combinations of JSON and XML, RDF, graph, and text models — and more importantly, let you search those models.


MiFID II Challenges Require Complete Business Process Rethink

Traditional processes and ways of doing business are creating headaches for executives, risk officers and IT staff who need to comply with MiFID II. Here is what you really need to consider to overcome these challenges.


How to Regroup After Hadoop

If you already have a Hadoop investment — and found security and governance and the solution itself lacking — we have good news. An operational data hub will enhance the value of the Hadoop ecosystem by providing operational capabilities along with the Enterprise features, needed for a mature data strategy.


Locked Away for 24 Hours – to Innovate

The portmanteau of hack and marathon, “hackathons” are events where teams of developers, designers and project managers collaborate and solve challenges. NBC Universal uses the hackathon to spawn R&D, using a short-list of preferred vendors to see what ideas can emerge after 24-36 hours over a weekend. It’s competitive — but everyone’s a winner.


Mergers, Acquisition & Data Aggravation: M&A Hell

Mergers & Acquisitions often fail because of failure to integrate systems. And integrating data from disparate silos can be a long-term nightmare. Find out how you can get rid of the data aggravations due to M&A.


Cashing In on Your Data: How to Monetize Your Unstructured and Structured Data

Not many companies have penetrated the market like Herold Business Data GmbH, a top publisher of phone books, special guides and other reference materials in Austria. Two-thirds of Austrians ages 14 to 65 conduct a search every six months using one of Herold’s print, online or mobile platforms. HEROLD.at, one of the biggest websites in […]


Speed, Accuracy and Efficiency: Artificial Intelligence & Regulatory Compliance

When a financial institution wants to do business with a customer, it’s not a simple process of shaking hands and signing some documents. Federal law requires financial institutions to “know their customer” thoroughly prior to transacting business. And that’s often when the financial institution calls KPMG — a leading audit, tax and advisory firm — […]


More Cowbell Anyone?

Where will you be 11:35 pm EST on Saturday, October 3rd? I bet, like me, many of you will be lounging on the couch and laughing while watching the premiere of the 41st season of Saturday Night Live (SNL). To get ready, I’m getting reacquainted with the fun and smart application NBC created on MarkLogic. But […]


NoSQL Wonderland

Walking in NoSQL Wonderland This was the first, and perhaps only, song by The MarkLogic Acapella singers, first performed on December 16, 2014  at Valbella in New York CIty.  Written by Eric Kaplan. Sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland.” No other information is available for this lyric — would you like to add something […]