“I’ve been watching this process with OpenText for more than a decade, and I think, in 2009, I called them ‘The Roadmap Company,'” said Tony Byrne, founder of Real Story Group, a research and advisory firm in Olney, Md. “Every time [OpenText] acquires a company, they always have this story around innovation and synergy and a roadmap. It’s a very nice story for the customer and perhaps OpenText believes it, but it very rarely executes on it.”
), this roadmap contains more “technical details” than the previous one, so we may discuss it more thoroughly.
Brava! & Blazon
Actually, here I didn’t understand what innovations they were talking about, because both innovations are already available:
- IGC Announces Brava 7.1 for EMC Documentum D2 at the Momentum Vienna 2012 Conference
- Informative Graphics Announces New Brava! Enterprise Integration for EMC xCP 2.0
- OpenText Blazon works with EMC® Documentum® to help protect those resources by making document transformation an effortless part of any business workflow
More probably they were talking about new challenges for Documentum customers: in D7 EMC have switched CTS primary rendering engine from Adlib to Aspose, now it seems that they are going to switch from Aspose to Blazeon.
S3, Hybrid services and Independent JMS
And again, I did find nothing innovative there – all these three innovations were part of “EMC’s vision” in 2016:
Moreover, all these three points seem to be doubful:
- External storage support is implemented via plugin in Documentum, so, it is not clear why AWS customers should wait for a specific Documentum release
- under “Hybrid services” ECD actually means the ability to run some Documentum components in Docker environment, though Documentum is definitely not a docker case
- no doubts, there is no reason to run multiple JMS instances
Application access control in D2
If my memory serves me right similar feature was implemented in Documentum xCP 1.x 🙂
Improved content contribution in D2
Very innovative, if forget that the similar behaviour was present in, at least, webtop 5.3 🙂
Expand with homophones
From business perspective this slide looks funny, the problem is that Atenolol and Timolol are two different drugs, so this slide literally means following: in version 16.4 our search engine will return irrelevant results 🙂 From technical perspective, again, I do see nothing innovative here: the similar behaviour could be implemented via com.documentum.fc.client.search.filter.IDfQueryFilter.