IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition V8.4 offers entry-level enterprise search software at no charge

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-340
December 13, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Availability date TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

This no-charge, entry-level enterprise search software enables rapid deployment of intranet and file system search, of up to 500,000 documents, for your employees and customers.

  • Empower employees to rapidly find the information they need from inside the enterprise and the public Web
  • Delight customers with intuitive search-based access to product and service information
  • Search both the enterprise and the Internet from a single interface that is designed for seamless integration with Yahoo! Internet search
  • Install and customize in minutes with intuitive yet powerful administration capabilities
  • Experience immediate return on investment with no up-front investment; pay only for support
  • Maintain flexibility for future growth with IBM's comprehensive OmniFind search portfolio

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
 
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Overview

IBM OmniFind™ Yahoo! Edition is a no-charge, entry-level enterprise search software solution that provides an affordable starting point for extracting value from your business information by enabling:

  • Line-of-business managers to empower their employees to easily search intranet sites and file directories, or to empower customers to easily search Web sites
  • IT managers to easily deploy low-cost enterprise search
  • Web site developers to easily incorporate search into a intranet or customer site

Designed for seamless integration with Yahoo! Search, enabling users to search both the enterprise and the Internet from a single interface, the solution integrates smoothly with existing infrastructures and intranet sites, and incorporates open source Apache Lucene search technology to deliver the best of IBM and community innovation. Access to IBM's expert service and support professionals, available through a paid support option, ensures any challenges are resolved in a reliable and timely manner.

OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is a unique combination of simplicity, openness, and enterprise-class support at a best-in-class price and total cost of ownership (TCO) — all from a company committed to meeting your enterprise search needs. Start with OmniFind Yahoo! Edition today and rest assured that as your search needs grow, you will find a solution for them in the IBM OmniFind portfolio — all backed with IBM innovation, technology, and world-class support.

IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is a support-only offering that provides remote technical support. This selected support offering can be purchased optionally via an annual subscription through Passport Advantage® or Passport Advantage Express.

Key benefits of IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition include:

  • Consistent level of support: The support provided for Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition, including electronic and voice support, is consistent with the support provided with other IBM products.
  • Direct response to the customer: An IBM support technician will respond within two hours.
  • Unlimited support: There is no limit to the number of technical support incidents you can report through remote assistance.

To learn more about OmniFind Yahoo! Edition, visit

For more information about the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express program, visit


 
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Key prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.
 
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Availability date

December 13, 2006
 
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Description

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is right for you if you are:

  • A line-of-business manager looking for ways to empower your employees by unifying disparate sources of Web- and file-based data via a single, simple-to-use search interface
  • A line-of-business manager looking for ways to empower your customers with search-based access to product and service data currently scattered across complex, hard-to-navigate Web sites and file repositories
  • An IT manager considering an intranet search solution
  • A Web site developer looking for an easier-to-use, low-cost search capability to add to your organization's intranet or customer site

Key capabilities by user

All users:

  • Supports up to 500,000 documents
  • Supports 200 file types
  • Supports over 30 languages

For administrators:

  • Simple three-click installer, with no prerequisite installations
  • Intuitive, Web-based administration console
  • Automatic, intelligent crawlers for Web sites (HTTP) and file systems that require no scheduling
  • Synonyms that increase the relevancy of search results by defining equivalent terms (For example, a synonym linking "IBM" and "International Business Machines" ensures that every query containing the term "IBM" will also match documents containing "International Business Machines.")
  • Shortcuts that provide quick links to important content
  • User-friendly, GUI-based tool for designing custom search and results pages
  • "Top queries" and "no results" reports that quickly highlight areas that can be tuned for improved results
  • Tunable relevancy controls to improve search results
  • World-class support through a paid support option, providing reliable assistance and timely problem resolution from a team of expert support professionals and developers
  • Ability to leverage existing hardware

For end users:

  • Integration with Yahoo! Internet search, enabling users to search the enterprise or the Internet from one interface
  • Automatic spelling correction
  • Full wildcard support that lets users substitute any character (or characters) in a search string with a wildcard character
  • Search term highlighting in both summary and abstract results

For developers:

  • URL-based APIs for simplicity and extensive portability (REST architecture)
  • Key interfaces include:
    • Issue search requests and receive search results
    • Push documents to be indexed
    • Delete documents from index
    • Retrieve cached and source documents
  • Embeddable output (XML/HTML/HTML snippets)
  • Lucene search libraries enriched with IBM enterprise capabilities that enable developers to leverage the innovation and creativity of users, administrators, developers, and researchers around the world

IBM's other enterprise offerings might be a better fit for you if your enterprise search challenge requires:

  • Searching more than 500,000 documents
  • Secure access to enterprise content repositories
  • Sophisticated managed user experience

The IBM OmniFind enterprise search family offers multiple software packages and support to help organizations improve and facilitate the delivery of the right information to the right people at the right time. The OmniFind family supports a wide range of scenarios from basic intranet or site search, to secure search of large, enterprise content repositories, to a managed user search experience for commerce, customer self-service, and contact centers.

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition

  • Secure intranet and site search for departments and small businesses
  • Broad reach to data and content sources

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

  • Secure and scalable enterprise search
  • Broad reach to varied enterprise systems
  • Framework for unstructured analytics (UIMA) and semantic search

IBM OmniFind Discovery Edition

  • Managed user experience with guided search and navigation
  • Natural language query processing and rules-driven search interface
  • Advanced search solutions for commerce, customer self-service, and contact centers

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is the best choice for you if you are looking for a unique combination of simplicity, openness, and enterprise-class support at a best-in-class price and TCO — all from a company committed to meeting your enterprise search needs.

For additional information, visit

For more information about the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express program, visit

IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition offering terms

IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition provides expert technical support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition. Technical support is in English only and is available for worldwide purchase.

The annual, renewable subscription support offering is priced per server. Support is delivered via our remote support teams. On-site support is not provided.

The following summary details the Elite level of support:

                                  IBM Elite Support for OmniFind
Technical support details         Yahoo! Edition
 
Availability                      Worldwide
Support hours                     24 x 7 x 365 (for Severity 1
                                   issues)
Voice submission hotline          Yes
Electronic submission             Yes
Response time                     2 business hours
Technical support incident limit  Unlimited
Pricing                           Per server

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Product positioning

The IBM OmniFind enterprise search family offers multiple software packages and support to help organizations improve and facilitate the delivery of the right information to the right people at the right time. The OmniFind family supports a wide range of scenarios from basic intranet or site search, to secure search of large enterprise content repositories, to a managed user search experience for commerce, customer self-service, and contact centers.

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is no-charge, entry-level enterprise search software that enables rapid deployment of intranet and file system search for both employees and customers.

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Starter Edition

  • Secure intranet and site search for departments and small businesses
  • Broad reach to data and content sources

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

  • Secure and scalable enterprise search
  • Broad reach to varied enterprise systems
  • Framework for unstructured analytics (UIMA) and semantic search

IBM OmniFind Discovery Edition

  • Managed user experience with guided search and navigation
  • Natural language query processing and rules-driven search interface
  • Advanced search solutions for commerce, customer self-service, and contact centers

Trademarks

 
OmniFind is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications
No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Recommended production hardware (for any production use and up to 500,000 documents):

  • 2 x Dual-core Xeon processor >= 2.66 GHz
  • 2 GB memory
  • 500 GB SATA/SAS mirrored storage

Recommended development and evaluation hardware (for nonproduction use up to 100,000 documents):

  • 1 x Dual-core processor >= 2 GHz
  • 1 GB memory
  • 100 GB free disk space

Minimal development and evaluation hardware (nonproduction use up to 20,000 documents):

  • 1 x Dual-core processor >= 1.5 GHz
  • 512 MB memory
  • 20 GB free disk space

Software requirements

  • 32-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 4 (any edition)
  • 32-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
  • 32-bit Windows™ XP SP2
  • 32-bit Windows 2003 SP1 or R2
  • IBM Java™ VM 1.4.x or 1.5 (bundled)

Planning information

Direct customer support: Technical product support for OmniFind™ Yahoo! Edition is delivered electronically or via phone when an annual subscription for IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition is purchased.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Elite Support for OmniFind      IBM OmniFind    IBM OmniFind
 Yahoo! Edition
 
                                    PID        Charge unit
Program name                        number     description
 
IBM Elite Support for OmniFind      5724-R21   Server,
Yahoo! Edition                                 Unlimited

Charge metrics definitions

1 server, unlimited contacts

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Elite Support for OmniFind Yahoo! Edition

Part description                              Part number
IBM Elite Support for OmniFind
 
 Yahoo! Edition
Elite Support for OmniFind                    D59PYLL
 Yahoo! Ed Server Unl Contacts SW Spt 12 Mo

 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required. Copy the Web address that follows into the address field of your browser.


 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  SE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
OmniFind is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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