Fast Selected as new Search Infrastructure for EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management Platform

OSLO, Norway, May 23/PRNewswire/ --

- FAST InStream Provides Highly Scalable Search Capabilities for Improving Work Efficiencies

Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, today announced an OEM partnership with EMC Corporation, the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, FAST
InStream(TM) will be integrated into the recently released Documentum 5.3 platform - the world's first major ECM offering based on a completely unified architecture.

FAST InStream, FAST's enterprise search solution specifically designed for embedded delivery, is designed to increase the value of enterprise applications and boost ROI for the partner's customers by leveraging the power of FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)) technology.
Supporting both structured and unstructured data, FAST InStream provides unique value across all types of software applications, including enterprise portals and intranet sites, ECM systems, Customer Relationship Management
(CRM) solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, Business Intelligence (BI) suites and applications, as well as storage and archiving solutions.

EMC Documentum enterprise content management software solutions are used by 2,500 of the largest businesses in the world. The importance of effectively finding enterprise content and information is driven by a number of factors including improving worker efficiency, an increasingly stringent regulatory environment and the ever expanding volume of information that must be searched. FAST InStream provides sophisticated XML searching, advanced multilingual support and unparalleled scalability to the Documentum 5.3 platform.

"Given our customers' high content throughput and often complex scalability requirements, the Documentum platform requires powerful yet flexible enterprise search functionality that can adapt to their changing content management needs," said Rob Tarkoff, Senior Vice President of Business Development, EMC Software. "The heavy data volume management, superior query performance and indexing capabilities in FAST InStream will enhance our ability to deliver customers the best enterprise-class solution for managing enormous volumes of content."

"EMC is a proven leader in the enterprise content management space and continues to attract a high volume of blue chip customers," said Ali I. Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "EMC's decision to partner with FAST further demonstrates our proven ability to provide comprehensive search solutions to the world's leading ISVs and enterprise customers. This announcement validates FAST's leadership position in the enterprise search market and further showcases FAST's commitment to delivering comprehensive search solutions through a diverse network of key OEM partners."

The open and modular architecture of FAST InStream provides partners the utmost flexibility when deploying embedded search technology - from specialized search applications to complete multilingual enterprise search functionality supporting 77 languages. FAST's innovative OEM search solution enables new functionality within their solutions by leveraging the power and flexibility of the FAST InStream architecture. Further, partners that deploy FAST InStream as an embedded component of their solutions can deliver immediate benefits to their customers through improved application search and contextual navigation functionality or by adding search as an entirely new component of their solution and breaking new ground in their market.

FAST has transformed enterprise search from a powerful, yet narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and FAST's portfolio of solutions and Search Derivative Applications (SDAs) supply a complete information retrieval solution ideal for a growing number of key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services, Government, Life Sciences, Media and Publishing, and Telecom. For FAST, the search never stops.

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