12 May

A.A.A.R. manual installation guide (by Vincenzo Sorrentino)

Do you want to know how to manually install A.A.A.R.?
Are you using the A.A.A.R. analytics over Alfresco and want to understand its scalability?
Do you want start to understand how to Dockerize A.A.A.R.?

guideTake a look at the A.A.A.R. Manual Installation guide written by Vincenzo Sorrentino and tested in a Docker architecture. This is another great example of contribution from the Community.

Thank you Vincenzo!

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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07 Mar

Solr probe to check the indexes update frequence and live longer

Are you sure that the Solr Index Server of your production environment is updating your content?

As a consequence, are you sure that your Alfresco search indexes are correctly (and regularly) updated?

From a theoretical point of view, the answer is ‘yes’, but in a real life scenario, something could goes wrong and a message in our email box could arrive from your users, saying:

Angry_faceHei fellow, the Alfresco installation that you are maintaining cannot find the documents I have uploaded a lot of time ago: this is not acceptable!

In this post is described a project that has, as its main goal, to avoid this awful issue. The project is called Solr probe (solr-probe) ad it is available on GitHub, for Solr versions greater than 1.4 (the one used from a lot of Alfresco versions).

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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.

 

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.

04 Nov

A.A.A.R. v4.0 major release

Some months are gone from the latest A.A.A.R. release, but this doesn’t mean that things are not going ahead. 🙂 During the past months I received some concerns about the extraction performance. Today the A.A.A.R. v4.0 is released with a couple of relevant features: the transparent authentication from Alfresco to Pentaho (using the Pentaho Transparent Authentication plugin) and the repository extraction significantly improved in performance. Read More