Tidbits from Momentum DevCon 2013

I gathered a few tidbits at the first day of Momentum Devcon 2013 and thought I would share them:

  • Documentum Developer editions are returning (this after just bemoaning their demise).  Some time after the release of D7.1 (Q4 2013) the following developer editions will be available for download (roughly 8 GB VMware images):
    • D2 4.2 (D7.1/Linux/Postgres)
    • xCP 2.1 (D7.1/Linux/Postgres)
    • D7.1 mobile/REST (D7.1/Linux/Postgres)
    • Note the use of Postgres.  This is a new experiment for EMC.  If you like it, let them know.  This could be the first step in helping customers eliminate DB costs.
  • Captiva will be releasing a Mobile Toolkit to develop content capture applications for smartphones (Android and iOS)
  • EMC is building a world-wide Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure geared toward the public cloud and featuring xCP, xDB, Casandra, GreenPlum…
  • There are long-term plans to overlap some of the capabilities of D2 and xCP, further blurring the lines between them.  For example, xCP may get a configuration engine like D2, D2 may get a process engine like xCP.  There are no immediate plans to integrate the two platforms.  Cross-over features are being handled on a case-by-case basis.  If you have a case, make it to EMC.
  • xCP 2.1 will introduce a “type adoption” feature to allow xCP to reuse existing object types (et. al), to help reduce upgrade/migration pain
  • xCP 2.1 will expose Aspects (this is a much requested/needed feature that has been promised for a while)
  • Webtop will receive a 6.8 upgrade next year that will effectively extend its service life to 2020.  UPDATE:  more on Webtop 6.8

Later this week I will share the product road map.  As you might expect, D7.1 will be released soon (Q4 2013) with some nice new features.  I will recap the highlights as they unfold.

UPDATE:  Jeroen VanRotterdam’s blog recapping his keynote address.

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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.

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