Taking a break from talking about the economics and future of Content Management to look back at the reality we are facing today. For all of the need to start moving to the future, we all still have problems that have to be solved today.
One of my most challenging problems in Documentum is full-text search. While fine for the average system, FAST is a beast. It requires a large cage, is barely tamed, and takes a lot of work to train for larger tasks. When you invest in it, life is good, but it is an investment of time and effort. Like many, a chance to have a scalable, highly-available, reliable, and EASY full-text search as part of the system is something we’ve been missing in Documentum and most Content Management systems.
Well, that is changing. At the end of October, the new Documentum xPlore search engine is being released. Known during development as Documentum Search Server, xPlore promises to make life much easier for people.
Before I add any more details, the usual disclaimers apply. Anything in this post talking about things not released, including dates, is subject to change. If anything in this post fails to take reality, don’t yell at EMC, yell at me….and I’ll yell at EMC. 😉