MarkLogic Administration

Instructor-Led Training


Course Description

In this hands-on course, you learn how to administer a MarkLogic database as you use virtual machines to create a cluster, monitor a cluster, create a database, load data with security permissions into the database, update database data, run search queries, serve data to applications, create indexes, use various security features, resize a database, back up a database, restore a database to a point in time, configure high availability, set up tiered storage, optimize performance, and perform an upgrade.

This course is not for administrators who will be deploying and running MarkLogic Data Hub Service. This course is for administrators who will be deploying and running MarkLogic server on-premise or on the cloud (e.g. AWS or Azure).

For your scheduling convenience, we offer this course in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. You do need to take Part 1 before taking Part 2. And, in case you would like to take the whole course at one time, we are scheduling Part 1 and Part 2 back to back.

Attendees completing this course will learn how to:

  • Create a MarkLogic cluster
  • Access monitoring tools
  • Create a database
  • Create roles and users
  • Load data
  • Update data
  • Search data
  • Serve data to an application
  • Automate project deployment using Gradle (ml-gradle)
  • Create indexes
  • Use security
  • Resize a database
  • Backup a database
  • Restore a database
  • Configure replication
  • Set up tiered storage
  • Optimize performance
  • Perform an upgrade
  • Work with support




12 Hours


Course Outline

Understanding MarkLogic Administration

  • Learn what a MarkLogic administrator does

Installing a MarkLogic Cluster

  • Install MarkLogic
  • Add a host to a cluster
  • Programmatically add a host
  • Define groups

Monitoring a Cluster

  • Access the monitoring guide
  • Use the Admin Interface
  • Install and use Ops Director
  • Use the monitoring dashboards
  • Use the RESTful Management API
  • Access log files

Creating a Database

  • Create a database via the REST API
  • Automate deployment of a database

Creating Roles and Users

  • Explain roles
  • Create roles
  • Create users
  • Create roles and users programmatically

Loading Data

  • Know how data is stored and accessed
  • Assign document permissions
  • Understand MIME types
  • Use CPF to convert a PDF file

Updating, Merging, and Transactions

  • Update a document
  • Use the REST API to update documents
  • Update documents in bulk
  • Know what happens on disk
  • Use a multi-statement transaction

Searching Data

  • Search documents
  • Search triples
  • Make SQL queries
  • Use the Optic API

Providing Data to an Application

  • Host an application
  • Use application authentication
  • Use a modules database
  • Stand up an external application
  • Implement a data service
  • Deploy an application programmatically

Defining Indexes

  • Specify indexes for a database
  • Create a range index
  • Create an index programmatically
  • Size for indexes

Using Security

  • Understand security
  • Use encryption at REST
  • Implement HTTPS/SSL
  • Install a certificate
  • Specify element-level security
  • Redact data on export
  • Create granular privileges
  • Configure auditing

Resizing a Database

  • Add a forest
  • Retire a forest
  • Remove a host
  • Rejoin a host to a cluster

Backing Up a Database

  • Do a backup
  • Do an incremental backup
  • Schedule a backup
  • Restore a database
  • Restore to a point in time

Providing High Availability

  • Explain high availability
  • Configure forest failover
  • Script a forest replica
  • Set up database replication
  • Understand flexible replication

Configuring Tiered Storage

  • Describe tiered storage
  • Create range partitions
  • Use query partitions
  • Resize a partition
  • Take a partition offline and online

Optimizing Performance

  • Understand performance
  • Check system resources
  • Minimize the use of locks
  • Improve sort performance
  • Make an unfiltered search
  • Optimize a query
  • Optimize a bulk load

Upgrading MarkLogic

  • Know the upgrade process
  • Prepare to upgrade
  • Do a rolling upgrade
  • Finish an upgrade

Working with MarkLogic Support

  • Understand MarkLogic Support
  • Explore the Support site
  • Activate telemetry
  • Generate a dump file
  • Generate a pstack movie

How to Subscribe

Instructor-Led Option

This course is available as a free publicly scheduled instructor-led course! Please, refer to our schedule to select the most suitable date for you.

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