26 Apr

AAAR v4.3 release, the BeeCon release on Pentaho 6.1

BeeCon 2016After a stress test on a 2 milion documents repository, more than 6 milions of instances of custom types and aspects and 180.000 instances of workflows (everything on the same Alfresco instance). Together with two others different sources (a real Enterprise Record Management System and a ERP repository) the A.A.A.R. v4.3 has been released. This version has been tested on the brand new Pentaho 6.1 release, that comes with some relevant improvements on performance over JSON treatment and various other nice changes.

This release is dedicated to the incoming BeeCon event (to thank all of BeeGirls/BeeGuys for the support) and the Pentaho girls  and guys for the sponsorship of the event.

05 Apr

Let’s talk about Content Intelligence at the BeeCon ’16

As you probably know, the next 28-th and 29-th of April in Brussels, will happen the very first BeeCon. The place for the Alfresco community of professionals and enthusiasts to meet, share, learn, build, and enrich relationships.

Unfortunately this friendly event is less happy than expected, for the respect we all have for the victims of the recent tragedy. Said that, I would like to submit to your attention the brand new official agenda of the event with a lot of interesting contributions… all of them based on technical and practical topics.

BeeCon 2016I would like to personally invite all of you to talk, meet, share, learn about Content Intelligence on Alfresco and I’ll be pleased (as usual) to hear about interesting feedback about A.A.A.R., Alfresco, Pentaho and what you have done or what you would like to have from the analytics (a not only from the analytics).

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29 Feb

A.A.A.R. v4.2 release with custom properties extraction redesigned

aaarBye bye CMIS!

With the latest A.A.A.R. v4.2 release, the extraction jobs have been fully moved to Alfresco REST based calls, instead of using CMIS (great in principle, but slower for massive enquiries).

Another added feature is the management of the custom properties extraction, as showed as a brief presentation in the video below.

 

22 Feb

How to manually install a Pentaho Sparkl application

installerDuring the past days, I have received some contacts describing problems during the installation of the A.A.A.R. application from the Pentaho marketplace. After some investigations, the issue seems to be connected to the sourceforge links that have recently changed its format.

To solve the problem, some of you asked me how to manually install A.A.A.R., and I have added a more generic tutorial on how to manually install a Sparkl application. The tutorial has been added to the collection of the Spark tutorials. I hope that you find it useful.

13 Jan

Do you have a suggested location for the Pentaho Community Meeting 2016?

Yesterday on twitter, two of the main Pentaho Community members started a conversation about the Pentaho Community Meeting 2016.  Below the quote of Dan Keeley with one of his twits.

Do you have a suggested location for the incoming PCM16?

Would you like to candidate you country/city for the event?

Please let me know or write to Dan Keeley (@codek1) and/or Diethard Steiner (@diethardsteiner) to submit your suggestion.

25 Nov

How to solve the audit data explosion in the Alfresco database

It’s a long time that I have contacts from the Alfresco community with a similar question like the one described below.

After some time the audit trail is enabled in my Alfresco instance, the database dimension explodes. Is the audit trail connected in some way with the data explosion? How can I solve it?

Most of the times this question is connected to the A.A.A.R. analytics that is able to collect (and analyze) audit data together with repository data and workflow data. The bad news is that this issue is completely true. Of course if you request to track every action/event, you cannot avoid to store a lot amount of data. The good news is that there are some ways to solve this problem, directly with the bundled services in Alfresco.

In this post I would like to share a way to solve the problem, deleting the “old” actions audited in a very simple manner. Read More

17 Nov

A.A.A.R. integration for Alfresco CE v5.1-EA

Starting from the A.A.A.R. v4.0, the new addon for Alfresco Community Edition v5.1 has been released to support the latest community version of Alfresco, today in its third “Early Access” release. As you can see in the compatibility matrix, the compliance is today for A.A.A.R. v4.0 (available for Pentaho 5.4) and A.A.A.R. v4.1 (available soon for Pentaho 6). You can find it downloadable at the link below:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/aaar/files/v4.0/

To understand better how the Community Edition is going ahead, with Early Access and Generally Available releases, I suggest to read this blog post from Richard Esplin (Product Manager for Alfresco Community Edition). Have a good read.