Alfresco 5.1 was released yesterday. As a premier partner, TSG received an early release to prepare our clients as well as certify our solutions. This post will share our quick thoughts on the new platform, changes in the new version, and our thoughts on how we are planning to take advantage of some of the new capabilities in our products.
Hadoop, a leading technology disruptor from the Big Data movement, is a massively scalable architecture capable of dealing with terabytes+ of unstructured data. As the cost of storage, memory and CPU continues to move toward almost free, we are seeing the clients looking to move away from traditional legacy ECM tools for the newer architecture and cost savings by managing their documents with Hadoop. On major advantage of Hadoop versus traditional vendors is the ability to add attributes “on the fly”. This post is will describe an ECM content model for Hadoop and walk through the process of add and remove attributes “on the fly” based on our experience from Hadoop ECM clients.
TSG is happy to announce that the HPI 2.3 release is now available to TSG clients on Documentum or Alfresco. The 2.3 release includes many new features driven by TSG client projects. This post will describe the significant updates (with Video) including Redaction, Cloud Link Ingestion, Cloud Attachment Send and Periodic Review.
Comparing documents for differences is a common request with our Compliance clients as well as Legal and other customers. Based on success at one of our clients, TSG has integrated industry leader Workshare Compare with OpenContent to provide document comparison capabilities for HPI or custom built applications on Documentum, Alfresco or Hadoop. This post will present the integration along with a screencam of the beta implementation for HPI.
Many of our ECM clients often develop their own Web Services layer to isolate their applications from the back-end repository as well as provide a vehicle to add in their own services to talk to other non-ECM systems. OpenContent was developed as part of our Documentum practice to give clients a standard web services architecture with an open source approach. OpenContent is now available for the Hadoop NoSQL database, HBase. This post will detail the web services available in our first release with examples and explanations.
Since the release of Alfresco 5.0, TSG has been working to validate our products and solutions on the latest 5.x version (as of this post, Alfresco Enterprise 184.108.40.206). We are proud to announce our product offerings that are now Alfresco 5 compatible. Continue reading for the details.
As we have discussed in our Hadoop Series, more and more companies are considering Hadoop for storage and management of documents and files. Just like our ECM clients, companies storing documents or scanned files in Hadoop want to provide PDF renditions of documents for easy viewing and other PDF capabilities. This post will discuss how Adlib can be leveraged with Solr/Lucene behind TSG’s OpenContent layer to provide robust ECM capabilities for your Hadoop repository.
In our series exploring the use of Hadoop for ECM, the best practice from our years of ECM experience tells us is that documents should be stored in both their native content as well as a PDF rendition of the content. Storing a PDF rendition allows consumers quick access to view the content, as well as being able to watermark and control the content to prevent consumers from altering the documents. This post will explore TSG’s partnership with Adlib and how we are using Adlib’s PDF conversion suite to transform documents being stored in Hadoop.
Open Source Hadoop becoming increasing popular for ECM customers
Chicago, IL. – February 4, 2015 – Technology Services Group, Inc. (TSG), an open-source enterprise content management (ECM) solution provider, today announced the creation of a new practice area specifically focused on Hadoop and related technologies.
The first step in supporting all of the TSG products on Hadoop is building our OpenContent REST Web Services layer to access Hadoop in the same manner we access Documentum, Alfresco and other content management systems. This post will present our plans and timelines for OpenContent along with associated TSG solutions.