MC+A's Michael Cizmar Joins Advisor Board of OpenPipeline Project

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Tuesday, Dieselpoint announced the release of a new pipeline architecture as open source software. MC+A's president, Michael Cizmar, will be serving on the advisory board.

Today, MC+A announces that Michael Cizmar, president of MC+A, will be serving on the advisory board of Dieselpoint's OpenPipeline.

Currently, search, text analytics and connector vendors find themselves constantly reengineering their software to integrate with closed, proprietary systems. OpenPipeline works out-of-the-box with Dieselpoint Search, but can be used with any search engine.

"Since 2002, we have been working with our clients to implement search technologies. We see a tremendous potential for our clients because OpenPipeline simplifies many of the complexities of the UIMA.", said Michael Cizmar, President of MC+A.

Both broader and simpler than IBM's UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture), OpenPipeline provides a common architecture for connectors to data sources, file filters, text analyzers and modules to distribute documents across a network. It is fully functional out of the box and includes an installer, a job scheduler, file scanner and crawlers, doc filters, and point and click interface with drag and drop module installation.

Document processing can be centralized or parallelized as needed. The transport mechanism is simple, web-services XML over HTTP. RSS/Atom feeds are also possible.

The development philosophy behind OpenPipeline stresses simple, elegant design, and massive scalability. Minimal external dependencies and straightforward plug-in implementation ensure that the learning curve is low.

OpenPipeline Beta is available for free download via the Apache License 2.0. Current Advisory Board members include individuals from enterprise search, text analytics and connector firms and consultancies. More information can be found at http://www.openpipeline.org.

MC+A is dedicated to solving business challenges by enabling organizations to derive maximum value from their business intelligence assets. With expertise in areas of portal development, management and architecture, and supporting technologies - MC+A builds applications, defines processes and leads implementations which help our clients leverage processes and information as a strategic business asset. More information can be found at: http://www.mcplusa.com.

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