Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 - First Look

Published March 7 2013 by Patrick Rafferty
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A few days ago, Oracle invited us over to their offices for a sneak preview of the latest release of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID). The OEID 3.0 release will be made available to the public later this year and it's jam-packed with exciting enhancements across all areas of the product.

The 3 primary components of the solution (Endeca Server, OEID Studio and OEID Integrator) have major enhancements baked in and the result is an incredibly compelling solution that further enables truly agile Information Discovery.

We were furiously taking notes during our session so this may not be an exhaustive list but some of the "highlights" we took away from our session were:

  • Foreign Key Updates are in!
  • Enhanced Clustering with Cluster Management occurring in Studio
  • Record Filters now support EQL-style syntax in Studio
  • Crosstab and Results Table Visualizations fully rebuilt with new features
  • Self Service BI in Studio: Upload an Excel file through Studio and get going
  • Attribute-based (rather than Attribute-group based) guided navigation configuration has returned
  • Refinement Aware State Manager (guess we can "retire" ours?) now a part of Studio
  • Multi-lingual Endeca Server support at the column level, not just the index level
  • Integrated multi-country currency format support
  • Full SSL support for secure reads and writes
  • Endeca CAS is has been renamed IAS and will ship with a new version of Oracle OutsideIn

There's a bunch more that is probably difficult to summarize in bullet points (ex: Certified vs. Community-based applications) but suffice to say, it's a huge release and a continuation of the product evolution that began with OEID 2.3. The platform is moving quickly towards becoming a collaborative solution for building discovery applications that provide a view across an entire enterprise from one location, rather than a set of "siloed" applications that serve specific functions. There's still a lot more to come but you can start to see the direction taking shape.

Keep watching the rest of this week as we're going to "deep dive" on each of the above bullet points and provide further context around what they are and how they can be used in your solution.

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