Eric WalkSenior Technical Architect

10 years of experience, specializing in system architecture and planning, platform installations and upgrades, and system administrator training for a wide array of Content, Process and Data platforms.

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IBM Cloud Pak for Automation is more than AI and ML.

Cloud Pak and IBM Automation Document Processing: It’s more than AI and ML

As our clients continue their digital transformation journeys, challenges with traditional document capture solutions are coming to the forefront. Managing and configuring classification sample sets and extraction rules in layout-driven, legacy solutions, is time consuming and expensive. Modern digital businesses require systems that can continue to provide accurate results as forms and businesses evolve. Existing […]

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Kick Start your Digital Transformation with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation

This is the third installment in our series on IBM Cloud Paks. Read the first post and the second post. With IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat last summer, there has been a monumental shift underway at Big Blue. IBM is working rapidly to modernize products up and down its software portfolio. Some of the biggest […]

Elastic{on} Wrapup

Today at Elastic{on} my colleague Eric Immermann, Director for our Search Practice and I had the pleasure of presenting at Elastic{on}. Eric I. demonstrated our exciting new Nero solution accelerator and discussed Google Search Appliance sunset planning. Later in the day I spoke about the ways we can use ElasticSearch to empower business users with […]

Big News from the first day of Elastic{on} 2018

An exciting start to Elastic{on} here in San Francisco, It started with a damp Pacific Northwest hug and a big thank you to the community of users and developers who make Elastic what it is. For elastic as a search company, all of these use cases are search… This is the twist you see us […]

Getting Started with IBM Content Navigator Plugin Development

IBM Content Navigator (ICN) is a massive leap forward for the OOTB Enterprise Content Management user experience. One of the most important features is the plugin interface. It allows organizations to extend or alter functionality in a maintainable way that persists nicely through upgrades and fix packs*. I’ve been working on a talk for a […]

Hadoop Summit Becomes Dataworks Summit #HS16SJ

At the end of the last keynote at Hadoop Summit 2016, Herb Cunitz (President of Hortonworks) announced that as part of the continuing effort to make a bigger tent, next year’s conference will be called Dataworks Summit. First question, will we still get the fun but mildly scary 3D elephant render?   Nobody is surprised […]

10 Wishes for Hadoop’s Next 10 Years! #HS16SJ

Day 2 of Hadoop Summit 2016 ended with a big birthday bash for a big yellow elephant named Hadoop.  On account of this milestone, the conference has spent a lot of time discussing what’s next for the platform and the ecosystem, here’s the top ten things on my wishlist for the next 1o years: Assemblies. […]

Top 5 Lessons of Day 1 at Hadoop Summit #HS16SJ

Perficient is at the Hadoop Summit in San Jose, CA and we’re tracking the best of the conference. Here’s the top 5 lessons from day 1: Apache Atlas for managing your business catalog is almost ready for prime time! It is not, however, ready to be a full fledged Records Management solution (no policy management, […]

Keeping up with the Fixes

A huge number of my projects are platform upgrades, and every time I ask my customers why they haven’t applied a single published fix for any of the products involved since the system was built (sometimes upwards of 7 years ago). They usually reply with a variation on the old trope, “If it ain’t broke, […]

FileNet P8 5.2: Highly Scalable Process Architecture

In The Beginning… FileNet created Visual WorkFlo. In the years since, the software improved steadily, but the architecture mostly remained. With the release of version 5.0, IBM had rewritten the entire Process code base in Java; yet it remained wrapped in COM and the macro architecture remained mainly unchanged. Then came P8 5.2, and our […]

Why Should I Upgrade to IBM Content Manager 8.5?

The Big Picture: IBM has released Content Manager 8.5, CM8, (formerly DB2 Content Manager). This update brings a number of long awaited features and modifications to IBM’s home-grown ECM platform. It also brings some feature and component deprecations. I’m going to highlight three major improvements and then discuss the impact of some major feature deprecations. […]