The integrated offering, dubbed Connect It for Microsoft Content Management Server, links Inktomi's Enterprise Search software and Microsoft's Content Management Server via a Java-based connector.
Connect It for Microsoft Content Management Server consists of a bridge that links the Inktomi Java API to Microsoft Content Management System. Within the bridge is a publication monitor that listens to Microsoft CMS and responds when new information is published, Ron Baumert, senior manager of business development at Inktomi, said.
Specifically, the connector between the products allows published content to update the Inktomi search index on the fly, providing access to new data instantly instead of hours or days later, he said. The connector is typically deployed by professional services and Inktomi Consulting Services will carry out integration work as required by companies.
When a content management system "produces and publishes information to a Web server the information is not always updated in a timely fashion," Baumert said. "One of the key benefits of this type of integration is that it allows customers to have access to that content once it is published," he added.
Inktomi's enterprise strategy is to feed its search technology into a variety of document repositories, databases, content management systems, and portals. The company also has integration relationships with Documentum, Open Text, Interwoven, Stellent, and Vignette.