Introducing the MarkLogic Pharma Research Hub
Posted by Bill Fox on 14 May 2019 07:55 AM
We are excited to announce the release of MarkLogic’s Pharma Research Hub.
This new offering was developed to help pharmaceutical organizations address critical data challenges that have been hampering R&D processes and the advancement of new products for decades, including limited access to information, inflexible data lakes and difficulties in leveraging machine learning and AI.
The Pharmaceutical Research Hub eliminates these challenges by providing easy access to the widest possible array of R&D data available. Whether it’s articles, chemical compounds, competitive analyses or clinical information—structured and unstructured, public and private—it’s all made available through the Pharma Research Hub.
Standing in the Way of Efficient R&D
The main challenge facing IT departments that serve pharma R&D is patchwork infrastructure that creates the data silos that isolate and restrict access to data. Pharmas need to leverage massive data sets, including decades of research and clinical trials information. Without proper access and information management, it’s impossible for drug companies to accelerate results and lower development costs.
Data silos can leave pharmas in the dark, oblivious to potential complications and gaps in R&D. For many research teams, “you don’t know what you don’t know” is a daily and dispiriting refrain. In addition, silos create unnecessary roadblocks as data of varying formats and origin is often difficult, or impossible, to combine for analysis. The inability to ensure that this disconnected information is up to date understandably weakens trust in the data’s integrity.
Collaboration is essential to research, but with a complex, piecemeal data infrastructure, researchers find it difficult to share knowledge—both within and outside of their organizations. And when collaborating to build public knowledge bases such as shared ontologies, they can rarely leverage their shared knowledge to competitive advantage.
But today, with the Hub’s innovative approach and agile, next-generation data technology, data challenges no longer need to stand in the way of drug discovery and development.
Advanced Features for Accelerating R&D
The Pharma Research Hub brings powerful features to R&D data, enabling advanced knowledge discovery and collaboration. With up to 10X faster integration of pharma data, your R&D can bring products to market faster and with greater confidence.
The Hub enables researchers to:
Powered by a Trusted Enterprise Platform
The Pharma Research Hub is powered by the MarkLogic® database. Our agile NoSQL system provides a multi-model approach to data, built-in search and enterprise-level scalability—allowing the Hub to be scoped to small data sets, or scaled to petabytes. It is reliable, highly available and trusted by thousands of organizations around the world to provide 100% data consistency.
The Hub is deployed using the MarkLogic Data Hub Service, an automated cloud service that provides a simple, no-friction deployment option. Pharmas can bring their data to the cloud in minutes with no infrastructure to buy or manage—freeing up your IT team.
Get Started Today
MarkLogic has worked with five of the largest global pharmas to successfully launch research hubs. The Pharma Research Hub is a culmination of that success—taking everything we’ve learned about the pharmaceutical industry and combining it with our expertise in running data hubs.
The end result: Our pharma customers can avoid the hassle of building custom-developed IT solutions and focus more of their energy on developing life-saving treatments and the next blockbuster drug.
For more information on the Pharma Research Hub, please: