Google’s recent announcement that it would discontinue support for the Google Search Appliance (GSA), in favor of a cloud-based implementation for its Google Search for Work offering seems to suggest a dilemma for enterprise architects. But the dilemma is false and enterprise application developers don’t have to make a choice between a migration to the cloud or a future spent managing open source solutions (OSS) ...
What to Get for A Person Who Calculates Everything
Talking with colleagues and friends in business lately, I’ve taken a new tack. After all, it’s the season that celebrates gifts - large and small. After greetings, I’m asking, “What’s on your list this year?” I get all sorts of answers - from the sublime (typically, peace) to the ridiculous (mostly, political) – but it’s the answers of a friend – call him Jerry for convenience, that I thought I’d share today.
“The only thing better than certain insight is certain insight you don’t have to work hard to find.”
Our view of any business situation is enhanced when every relevant insight is available for consideration. In the early days of search, our queries determined precisely what we found. We were limited by the data that was indexed and the terms we searched.
Now, ask a question of your smartphone. If you have location services activated, you may be surprised that you get a bit more than you expected in the answer. If the context of your location is related to your question, you’ll be informed – even though you didn’t explicitly ask. Isn’t that nice?
The single, most-important determinant of the lifetime value of a modern, enterprise-wide application is its dexterity in adding or changing the data sources that drive the application. ‘Rock stars’ deliver solutions that provide value and benefits for years, adapting to new or evolving data sources quickly and easily. And, now, there’s no excuse for not being a ‘rock star’.
As the forces (mobility, social, personal, cloud), sources, and use cases behind enterprise applications change, the agility with which you can adapt the flow of information hinges upon how quickly and easily you can provision the right information. And that breakthrough begins with data virtualization.
How Enterprise Search and Big Data Find Common Purpose
Forrester’s 2015 Wave on Search and Knowledge-based Discovery is out, offering a fresh perspective on the evolution of search-based applications. We are pleased that Forrester designated Attivio as a Leader in this category and that the evolution described suggests an important connection between next-generation search and the opportunities of Big Data.
How Search-Based Applications Are Changing Enterprise Search
Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Search Magic Quadrant documents the arrival of a new generation of search-based applications – leaving behind the ‘single search box’ and the contextual, but unscalable search app. With its arrival in the Leader quadrant, Attivio signals the market’s shift to a unified search platform capable of supporting an unlimited number of context-aware applications – at enterprise scale. Why?