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"Supporting Big Data in Enterprise Content Management Systems" in Patent Application Approval Process

September 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventor SHAZLY, Hassan A. (Columbia, SC), filed on February 13, 2013, was made available online on August 21, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to International Business Machines Corporation.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for storing multiple continuous streams of related data (Big Data) in an enterprise content management system.

"A content management system (CMS) (also known as an enterprise content management system (ECMS)) may be described as a software system used to store and organize unstructured content. This unstructured content includes (but is not limited to) documents, images, audio files, videos, reports, business records, and Web content.

"Big Data has been described as unstructured continuous streams of data that are too large to store and handle using common database management tools. Some examples of Big Data include surveillance video streams, medical images, and business transactions. Conventional ECMS systems, even with large object support, cannot support multiple continuous streams of Big Data. Accordingly, there is a need for using ECMSs to store, manage, and retrieve Big Data."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "Provided are a method, computer program product, and system for storing a data stream. A distributed library server is configured with a plurality of data servers. A data type is mapped to at least one of the plurality of data servers. A portion of a data stream containing data of the data type is selected. An object part including the portion of the data stream is generated, and the object part is stored at one of the data servers mapped to the data.


"Referring now to the drawings in which like reference numbers represent corresponding parts throughout:

"FIG. 1 is a high-level block diagram of a conventional content management system.

"FIG. 2A is a block diagram, illustrating the Big Data ECMS, according to one embodiment of the invention.

"FIG. 2B illustrates an embodiment of a distributed library server with library server nodes.

"FIG. 3 is a flowchart depicting a process for processing a data stream in the BDCEMS, in accordance with certain embodiments.

"FIG. 4 is a flow chart illustrating a method for identifying header information and configuring the Big Data ECMS, in accordance with certain embodiments.

"FIG. 5 depicts a cloud computing node in accordance with certain embodiments.

"FIG. 6 depicts a cloud computing environment in accordance with certain embodiments.

"FIG. 7 depicts abstraction model layers in accordance with certain embodiments.

"FIG. 8 illustrates, in a block diagram, a computer architecture that may be used in accordance with certain embodiments."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: SHAZLY, Hassan A. Supporting Big Data in Enterprise Content Management Systems. Filed February 13, 2013 and posted August 21, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Aggregation, International Business Machines Corporation.

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