Documentum’s New xPlore Search Engine

Earlier this month EMC released xPlore, their new, proprietary search engine built on xDB and Lucene.  xPlore, formally ESS and DSS, has been in development for several years.  Part of the driver for the development of xPlore was Microsoft’s purchase of FAST in 2008 and their pending termination of support in 2011.  In addition, EMC Documentum had their own ideas about search and the capabilities they would need for the future, but Microsoft/FAST were unable — or unwilling — to deliver.

xPlore brings a lot of exciting new capabilities to Documentum, such as:

  • Easy deployment and configuration.
  • Scalable architecture and advanced data management capabilities.
  • xPlore Administrator user interface.
  • Support for VMware virtualization environments.
  • Integrated Documentum Security.
  • Drill-down, native facet computation with security enforcement.
  • Extensive built-in metrics and analytics.

xPlore can be downloaded from the Powerlink Download Center and can run concurrently with FAST for Documentum versions 6.5 SP2 and above.  xPlore will be bundled with Documentum 6.7 (FAST will be discontinued with this release).

Here are a few EDN links for more info:

UPDATE:  Sorry about the broken links.   They should all work now.

UPDATE 2: You can also find a nice summary of xPlore features and discussion at Word of Pie.


About Scott
I have been implementing Documentum solutions since 1997. In 2005, I published a book about developing Documentum solutions for the Documentum Desktop Client (ISBN 0595339689). In 2010, I began this blog as a record of interesting and (hopefully) helpful bits of information related to Documentum, and as a creative outlet.

One Response to Documentum’s New xPlore Search Engine

  1. Pingback: xPlore Benchmark Results Released « dm_misc: Miscellaneous Documentum Tidbits and Information

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