TSG is diligently working on integrating the latest updates to OpenMigrate for the upcoming 1.6 release, centering around enhancements and integrations we have developed on Alfresco. We’ve been working with a number of clients that have begun to leverage OpenMigrate not just for one time migrations, but also as a key piece to aggregate content into Alfresco as well as export content out of the repository.
The most significant update is the ability to run OpenMigrate as a subsystem within Alfresco. Because OpenMigrate can now run as part of the actual Alfresco JVM, we are able to maximize performance by accessing core Alfresco Java APIs vs. older SOAP Services, and have greater control over OpenMigrate via the JMX console. For instances in which high ingestion of content will be required for Alfresco repositories, utilizing OpenMigrate in conjunction with a dedicated ingestion server and tied to an consumer facing repository is a great way to support a repeatable and scalable approach to bulk importing content.
Another approach OpenMigrate has been leveraged for recently is to bulk export metadata and/or content out of Alfresco to a targeted file system or search engines like Solr. In Alfresco 3.4, replication of content across repositories is now supported. However, unlike the existing Alfresco WCM Deployment Engine, Alfresco has not yet provided the same framework to export content out of DM to other platforms (i.e. Filesystems, Solr, NoSQL). Although I believe this is on the roadmap, OpenMigrate can also address that need.
In conjunction with the OpenMigrate 1.6 Release, we will be hosting an Alfresco Webinar on March 3rd, 2011. We will delve deeper into all of these new features, and provide an overview of recent case studies of clients using Alfresco and OpenMigrate in a repeatable manner. Click here to register. Hope to see you there.