The Challenge

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 160,000 members in 127 countries.  It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.  The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing their members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.

They produce a lot of content, standards and regulatory content, journals, books with the challenge of having lots of assets and content types all stored on flat file servers which presented security and version control issues.

The Solution

The Marklogic data platform was implemented where the data storage underpins content delivery workflows.  The Institute is now looking at ways to enrich the database to add more value for their members.


  • Publishing time reduced by nine months
  • All content in one place, so they can now semantically enrich the content in it for their members
  • Publish journal articles in real time so users can go on line, search on a term and then actually find the guidance on how to apply that regulation in the field.
  • Focus on solving problems for their users rather than just offering them content.

For more detail on the IET customer story, view the video here IET Marklogic story.