I have written about both Exalead and Documentum before on this blog (see: Exalead’s CloudView Offers Integrated Search Capabilities and EMC Documentum Makes a Series of Moves into Enterprise 2.0). Now the tow software system moved closer together as Exalead announced that its CloudView information access platform has received the “designed for EMC Documentum” accreditation.
This designation means that Exalead CloudView can be integrated with Documentum to provide indexing and searching services for Documentum databases. It extends the Documentum enterprise content management platform by automatically collecting, structuring, contextualizing and delivering in real time high volumes of data from any source, helping customers better deal with information search, discovery, management, security and storage.
Exalead CloudView™ uses semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to unused or under-utilized data within the disparate and often heterogeneous enterprise information cloud. The system collects data from almost any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for search-based business applications.
Exalead’s CloudView offering received design accreditation through participation in the Designed for EMC process, which helps ISVs, VSPs and SIs design, develop and go-to-market with successful offerings based on the EMC Documentum platform. As a member, Exalead received specialized consultation and guidance, along with access to dedicated content management technical resources. Partners can submit their offerings to be considered for the “Designed for EMC Documentum” accreditation – which if achieved, signifies to customers that the offering meets the standards for architectural compliance with Documentum practices and will provide a reliable integration with less uncertainty for joint customers.
Content management systems generate a large amount of useful information and the addition of more enterprise 2.0 features within Documentum only increases the value of this content. Now more of the social side of business transactions are captured. The key is then gaining access to this content and a tool such as Exalead is designed wit this goal in mind. I think this is a great move by both parties. Exalead receives a great “playground” of its capabilities and Documentum receives a better to mind the content it generates.