Mimosa Systems, a leader in live content archiving solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive software developer kit (SDK) for its award-winning Mimosa NearPoint™ platform. For hundreds of customers around the world, NearPoint addresses critical requirements for content archiving, eDiscovery, content monitoring, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in an easy-to-use, unified solution. The SDK, which is free and open, allows customers, partners and developers to extend NearPoint’s capabilities to a broader set of content sources available for archiving such as content stored on backup tapes, and access archived content from other enterprise applications such as eDiscovery, records management, security management, traditional customer relationship management and business intelligence solutions.
The SDK contains a set of comprehensive APIs and sample applications that allow partners to utilize and/or augment the NearPoint platform in a variety of ways that drive business value for customers. The SDK will support several key workloads for third-party developers including:
• Insertion of content into the NearPoint platform and onto one of the many available storage tiers within the archive;
• Seamlessly discover and view archived content leveraging the full expressiveness of the NearPoint search index;
• Increase or decrease retention periods and modify metadata in-place, without re-archiving;
• Perform and manage litigation holds on archived content;
• Transform and export content from the NearPoint archive into partner repositories.
In addition to the SDK, Mimosa is proud to announce the Mimosa Developer Network (MDN) – a program that will expedite development of solutions for partner developers who want to extend their applications with archived content. Key benefits include:
• No-cost license to Mimosa NearPoint software and technical documentation for developers;
• Access to technical support and product teams to accelerate time to market for their solutions;
• Discounts on implementation and configuration training;
• Leverage Mimosa testing environment to certify integrated solutions.
“Mimosa's SDK and Developer Network will allow customers to add valuable applications on top of the NearPoint archive,” said Brian Babineau, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “For example, customers with a legal case management application already in place for eDiscovery will now be able to much more easily move content from NearPoint into that case management application in a way that provides major cost savings while maintaining chain of custody.”
Mimosa Customers and Partners Validate Benefits of Open NearPoint Platform
“The opening of the NearPoint platform provides us with additional value that will allow us to integrate patient centric applications into the content archive to enhance the quality of patient care, meet regulatory requirements, reduce costs and increase end-user productivity,” said Andrew Gahm, Network Architect & Supervisor of Enterprise Server Technologies of Virtua Health.
“This is good news for RenewData, Mimosa and our customers,” said Dean Kuhlmann, vice president, business development, RenewData. “Our jointly offered service for loading historical information from backup tapes into NearPoint will greatly benefit from being able to directly leverage the SDK. The flexibility this approach offers will speed the process of bringing historical content into the corporate repository enabling customers to consistently manage and search discoverable content like email and files.”
“FTI is pleased to see archiving vendors opening up their platforms,” said Ed Pfromer, senior managing director, FTI (developers of the Ringtail platform). “Enabling the extension of functionality of these platforms through supported interfaces can only benefit customers in efforts to move electronically stored information throughout the eDiscovery process.”
“FaceTime Communications is the leader in security and compliance for instant messaging on UC platforms such as Microsoft OCS and IBM Lotus Sametime, as well as the major public IM platforms,” said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing and product management for FaceTime Communications. “Opening the Mimosa platform to partners like FaceTime to contribute the logged content of unified communications and related attachments means Mimosa customers will be able to implement a complete archiving and retrieval system.”
“The Open SDK and MDN make it possible for the world’s developers to extend their applications with archived content. New advanced solutions can be built to leverage our next-generation archiving technology including Smart Extraction and Dynamic Retention,” said Scott Whitney, vice president, product management, Mimosa. “An example is that content management software suppliers like Interwoven and Oracle can use this SDK to build integration between their content repositories and the NearPoint platform and thus help solve complex content archiving challenges around specific business processes. We are also using the new Mimosa SDK to better integrate with Oracle Universal Records Management and enable certified records and retention management for the Mimosa NearPoint archive.”
The Mimosa NearPoint content archiving solution is delivering real value for hundreds of customers and partners across North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, China and India. More than 490 customers in healthcare, government, financial services and other verticals have standardized on NearPoint for information archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, continuous data protection and disaster recovery.
According to IDC, the worldwide email archiving applications market grew 48 percent in 2007 over the last year driven by the need for email archiving to satisfy compliance, legal discovery, and storage optimization requirements. Archiving applications are a critical foundation of the legal discovery infrastructure platform market , which IDC expects to approach more than $22 billion in 2011.
Mimosa Raises the Bar for Industry’s Most Extensive Content Archiving
From day one, Mimosa Systems has demonstrated technology leadership and product superiority with the industry’s most extensive content archiving solutions that address critical information management requirements. The Mimosa NearPoint platform enables companies to adopt best-in-class applications for content archiving, eDiscovery, retention management, regulatory compliance, content monitoring, data protection, disaster recovery and storage optimization in a unified, easy to use solution. Mimosa NearPoint gives enterprises a cost-effective and robust offering to perform intuitive searches, implement retention policies and provide data protection and business continuity to minimize risk across email, files and backup tapes.
About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.