Documentum, the leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that thecompany has successfully demonstrated the mainframe-level performance and scalability of the Documentum 5 ECM platform, with a billion-object repositorybenchmark. The benchmark simulated loading more than one billion objects, consisting of e-mail and image archives, and was conducted on low-cost hardware, with a single repository serviced by multiple dual-processor Intel systems. The real-world, large scale imaging application, based on Documentum's Webtop user interface, delivered excellent response time to more than 1,000 concurrent users. The throughput on the billion object repository was virtually unchanged. In conjunction with this benchmark, Documentum has developed a repeatable benchmark methodology service that organizations can use to validate real-world scalability and performance of an open content management system, running a prototype of their own applications. This unparalleled benchmark represents a major milestone in enterprise content management scalability and illustrates how organizations can retire expensive, proprietary systems for less expensive, more flexible enterprise content management systems utilizing open systems hardware and software infrastructure. Documentum 5 provides mainframe-scale performance and availability, while dramatically lowering total cost of ownership. Using the Documentum methodology, based on deployment models, best practices and pre-built scenarios, customers can design, stage and deploy a full-scale, high-volume production environment. They can plan and optimize specific applications, such as email archiving, high-volume scanning and imaging, loan origination or claims processing, and determine the appropriate hardware and software configurations to maximize technology investments. In this way, Documentum's repeatable methodology can aid customers in the transition from traditional mainframes to a more cost-effective open systems infrastructure. Documentum ECM Platform: Mainframe Power at Open System Prices Due to increased regulatory requirements and price reductions in disk storage, companies are storing greater volumes of content and retaining it for longer periods of time, quickly accumulating billions of objects. The Documentum ECM platform, widely recognized as the industry's leading solution for creating, managing, delivering and archiving unstructured content, enables organizations to automatically route content to the most cost-effective storage solution throughout its lifecycle, ensuring data protection and business continuity, at the lowest possible cost. With an object-relational architecture that combines the strengths of a relational database and a file system, the Documentum platform can manage virtually an unlimited number of objects in its repository. It provides a universal content repository capable of storing and managing all types of objects, such as documents, email, scanned images, web pages, XML, rich media, enterprise records, engineering drawings, reports or x-rays. "Documentum offers a no-compromise solution, enabling companies to build their infrastructure according to business requirements, not technology constraints," said Howard Shao, executive vice president and chief technology officer of the Documentum software division of EMC. "We continue to see companies migrate from expensive, proprietary mainframes and believe the Documentum ECM platform is a cost-effective alternative. This billion object benchmark demonstrates the tremendous scalability -- but certainly not the limit -- of the Documentum ECM platform." Longstanding Documentum customer, Corporate Express, one of the world's largest business-to-business suppliers of essential office and computer products and services, deployed the Documentum ECM platform to store, access and manage nearly 15 million internal forms and financial documents, and enable thousands of employees and customers to access this content via the web. "With the large number of customer invoices stored in our Documentum repository, we've taken advantage of the scalability of the Documentum platform," said Wayne Aiello, vice president of eBusiness Services for Corporate Express. "We know we can count on Documentum to address our growing needs for many years to come." About Documentum 5 Documentum 5 is the only ECM solution that offers unified content services for enterprise document management (EDM), web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM) and fixed content management (FCM) -- records, reports and scanned images -- in a single, integrated platform. Unlike other content management solutions that support limited content types, Documentum 5 delivers fully integrated content management, collaboration and record management services, and an integrated repository for all types of content, across the entire extended enterprise. With Documentum 5, departments from R&D, operations and manufacturing to sales, marketing and customer support are linked with common content and processes to help drive better efficiencies for the enterprise. About Documentum Documentum, a division of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that enable organizations to unite teams, content and associated business processes. Documentum's integrated set of content, compliance and collaboration solutions support the way people work, from initial discussion and planning through design, production, marketing, sales, service and corporate administration. With a single platform, Documentum enables people to collaboratively create, manage, deliver and archive the content that drives business operations, from documents and discussions to email, Web pages, records and rich media. The Documentum platform makes it possible for companies to distribute all of this content in multiple languages, across internal and external systems, applications and user communities. As a result, Documentum's customers, which include thousands of the world's most successful organizations, harness corporate knowledge, accelerate time to market, increase customer satisfaction, enhance supply chain efficiencies and reduce operating costs, improving their overall competitive advantage. For more information, visit Documentum on the Web at Source: PR Newswire