Feature Comparison - WebSphere Portal 5.1 Search Engine (PSE), IBM Lotus Extended Search 4.0.2, Lotus Workplace 2.5 Search, IBM DB2 Information Integrator: OmniFind

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Jul 30, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Feature Comparison
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WebSphere Portal 5.1 Search Engine (PSE), IBM Lotus Extended Search 4.0.2,


Lotus Workplace 2.5 Search, IBM DB2 Information Integrator: OmniFind Edition 8.2



We
bSphere Portal 5.1 Search
Engine (PSE)

IBM Lotus Extended Search
4.0.2

Lotus Workplace 2. 5
Products Search

DB2 Information Integrator:
OmniFind Edition v8.2

Single Sentence
Description

Embedded PSE engine supports
index and search of Portal portlets
an
d pages,
W
eb and Portal
Document Manager content

Search broker technology

Embedded PSE engine
supports search within Lotus
Workplace 2.5 products

Enterprise search engine for
intranets, extranets and public
corporate websites.

and industry
app
lications


Positioning
relative other SWG
offerings

Included component of Web
S
phere
Portal V5 .1


Core portal search technology
providing ability to index and search
Portal portlets and pages via Portal
Site search technology , Web content,
(includes pub
lished IBM Lotus
Workplace W
eb Content
Management (ILWWCM W
eb
published content), Portal Document
Manager (PDM) content, and
attachments


Included component of IBM
WebS
phere Portal Extend


Federated Search techology
brokers search across
supported data s
ources and
indexes.


Complements WebSphere
Portal PSE core search
capabilities with reach to
additional data, content and
index search sources


Included component in Lotus
Workplace products.

Index/search capabilities to: :

Team Collaboration

Web Conf
erencing

Collaborative Learning

People Finder

Workplace Messaging (client)


Available separately from IBM
designed to support enterprise scale
search and index requirements and
provide reach to additional content
sources for WebSphere Portal, Lotus
Dom
ino and Workplace customers.


Upgrade from WebSphere Portal,
Domino and DB2 II for Content
product search solutions to OmniFind
supported.

Delivery

Included component of WebSphere
Portal 5.1 Enable and Extend editions

Included component of IBM
DB2 Infor
mation Integrator for
Content,

Included component of
WebS
phere Portal 5.1(Extend)


Embedded search technology
included within Lotus
Workplace 2.5 products

Standalone product

Responsibility
within IBM SWG

Lotus

Data Management


Lotus

Data Management

Overv
iew

Included component of WebS
phere
Portal (5.1) providing core
WebSphere Portal index and search
capabilities:

WebS
phere Portal Search Engine is
designed to provide high quality
search results with sub
-
second
reponse time for all content available
thr
ough the Portal (Portal site pages,
PDM documents, ILWWCM published
content) as well as to external data
that can be collected via PSE’s
included Web crawler and

indexer

Stand
-
alone Search server:

Services provided include:

Real
-
time heterogeneous
search
across supported
sources with aggregated,
ranked results


Search of Lotus Workplace 2.5
products embeds WebSphere
Portal Search engine (PSE)
technology. Search is
included component in Lotus
Workplace
products/components:


Workplace Builder Applications


Team Spaces

Web Conferencing

Collaborative Learning

People Finder

Workplace Messaging

The DB2 II OmniFind enterprise
search product is designed to provide
scalable index and search capabilities
to intranets, extranets, corporate
public websites and spe
cific business
applications

General
Features













High quality search and document
ranking
. PSE factors in dozens of
variables for each query and goes
beyond mere link analysis to
determine relevancy.


Document summaries

are
automatically generate
d when the
content is indexed and display
ed

in
search results. Summaries are
available for Danish, Dutch, English,
French, German, Italian, Norwegian,
Portugese
, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish


Highlighted Query Terms


Highlighted query terms displayed in
the r
esults.


Option to limit search results

to
specific languages, file types, web
sites/data source or specific field
values


Scopes
: Segment the search index
Aggregates search
results

according to
specified search criteria.
Search according to user
query preferences.


Ranking of search
resu
lts

across sources
according to relevance
ranking designated from
search source systems


Personalized query
subscriptions:

Save
personal query requests,
schedule queries to run
at specific times, store
results or links, auto
-
forward results to
others/othe
r applications


No indexing features
;
supports search across
supported indexes (see
list in supported Data
Search of Lotus Workplace
2.5 products

embeds
WebSphere Portal Search
engine (PSE) technology.
Search is included component
in Lotus Workplace
products/compon
ents:


Workplace Builder Applications

Team Spaces

Web Conferencing

Collaborative Learning

People Finder

Workplace Messaging


Supported search product
component/features
:

Lotus Workplace Messaging
Mail
: P
arametric search on the
Subject and From fields
and
the address fields To, cc, and

Web Conferences
:

A parametric search on
conference name or moderator

Workplace Builder

High quality search and document
ranking
. OmniFind factors in dozens
of variables for each query and goes
beyond mere link analysis to
determine relevancy.


Support for Static Rank Analysis
:
supports link analy
sis, date
-
based
ranking, anchor text removal and
duplicate removal.


Dynamic Summaries

Document summaries in the result list
are generated in real time based on
the keywords used in the query

.

Highlighted Query Terms
Quickly
find the most relevant section

of a
document using the highlighted query
terms displayed in the summary.


Option to limit search results

to
specific languages, file types,
Web

sites/data source or specific field
values




















Support

Netsc
ape 6.2 and higher), Mozilla 1.3
and higher, Opera 7.2.3

higher, Netscape 6.2 and
higher)

higher, Mozilla 1.4)
.

Mozilla 1.4)




Server
Platform
Support

Windows 200
0/3, XP SP 1, AIX, Sun
Solaris, Linux, HP
-
UX

Windows 2000 fp4, AIX 5.2,
Solaris 9, Linux (Red Hat AS
3.0)


Windows 2000 and 2003,IBM
AIX 5.1 and 5.2, Linux RedHat
2.1, Suse 8.24

Linux Redhat Enterprise

Linux 3.0 and SuSE v8

AIX 5.2

Windows 2000

Techni
cal
Integration
Points

Portal Search Engine indexes may be
searched from IBM Lotus Extended
Search and OmniFind search links.



Extended Search 4.0.2, and DB2
II:OmniFind provi
des federated
search across WebS
phere portal
collections/indexes


Lotus Workpla
ce products supported
by embedded version of PSE search



WebSphere Portal and Lotus
Workplace search portlets

(Extended Search Simple
Search, Advanced Search,
Search Center portlets),

Extended Search 4.0.2
provi
des federated search
across WebS
phere Port
al
collections/indexes ( v 5.0
.2.1
and 5.1) via ES 4.0.2
WebS
phere Portal Search
Engine Link

Search Center Portlet
(common across WebSphere
Portal, Lotus Workplace and
OmniFind products),

Search Center Portlet (common
across WebSphere Portal, Lotus
Workp
lace and OmniFind products),
DB2 II: OmniFind edition

What areas do
they overlap?

Index/Search of Web content
(supports small/medium search index
collections)






Index/ Search of Domino content,

Web Content, and file system sources
(supports large ind
ex collections)

Search
Portlets and
Interfaces

Portal Search box
: access Portal
search from any portal page


Browse and search within the
taxonomy

(directory) of indexed
content via Document Search portlet.
Search Web content (including
ILWWCM
Web

publi
shed content).


Advanced search interface available
through the
Document Search
Portlet

and the
Portal Document
Manager (PDM)

portlet allows
formulation of more complex queries
with conditions on both the content
and meta data (e.g., author, title.)


Porta
l Document Manager documents
and metadata via
PDM portlet

. New
support for search across PDM
projects in WP 5.1.


Search Center portlet
: Tabbed
interface provides search across PSE
supported sources: Portal pages and
portlets,
Web

and PDM content, also

ILES and Omnifind and optional
additional
Web

search configured to
Search Center portlet .



Simple Search
: Portlet
presents query box to enter
search terms, GQL
Expressions, or native search
source syntax queries/search
strings across configured
search
sources.


Enhanced Search
: Presents
query box and search options
which may be selected and
applied across configured
search sources.


Advanced Extended Search

(not supported) sample
provides search query box
and options to submit multiple
queries, save

and refine
queries, store to file system,
control error reporting.


ILES search sources
supported with Search
Center portlet
, provided with
WebSphere Portal 5.1, Lotus
Workplace 2.5 and DB2
OmniFind 1.0.



Search available from
supported
Workplace
Applic
ation

portlet/client
application


Search Center Portlet

A portlet used to search
Workplace content in Lotus
Workplace 2.5 and Lotus
Extended Search sources and
optional configuration to
external
Web

search engine
sites. Portlet provides a
tabbed interfac
e for search
across supported data source
or indexes.

Search Center portlet
: Tabbed
interface provides search across
supported Omnifind sources (see
supported Data Sources section) and
optional additional
Web

search may
be configured to Search Center
por
tlet .


Browse and search within the
taxonomy of indexed content via
WebS
phere Portal Document
Search portlet

(when installed in a
Portal 5.1 environment)


Sample portlets

for Portal 5.0 as well
as a standalone Standard HTML
(Struts based) Web Application
for
Search



Software

Requirements

WebS
phere Portal Release 5.1
Enable or Extend

WebSphere Portal 5.1 Extend,
WebSphere Portal 5.0.2.1
Extend,

IBM Web
S
phere Application
Server 5.1.1 Base, Network or
Enterprise or higher, or
-

Lotus Domino 5.0.1.2
--

IB
M DB2 8.1 or higher
Personal Edition, or Oracle
9.0.2.1 database
(configuration data)


Lotus Workplace 2.5

OmniFind installs as a seperate
server with its own installation
program. Supported OS:

Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0

SuSE v8, AIX 5.2 or Windows 200
0
Server,

IBM Net.Dispatcher, CISCO Local
Director, GIGABit LAN.

Licensing

N/A
(reference WebS
phere Portal 5.1
DB2 Information Integrator
N/A (reference Lotus
Per CPU pricing