BA Insight Brings Together Elasticsearch and SharePoint
BA Insight announces immediate availability of Elasticsearch for SharePoint. This out of the box software integrates Elasticsearch with SharePoint and allows Elasticsearch to be accessed through SharePoint portals without reliance on custom software development.
Boston, MA – July 8, 2015 – BA Insight announces immediate availability of Elasticsearch for SharePoint. This out of the box software integrates Elasticsearch with SharePoint and allows Elasticsearch to be accessed through SharePoint portals without reliance on custom software development. In addition, BA Insight’s complete software portfolio is now available for the popular open source Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) stack. For organizations using SharePoint, this adds many powerful real-time search and analytics capabilities that are not possible with native SharePoint while saving time and money on the development of portals to access Elasticsearch applications.
This integration deepens the partnership between BA Insight and Elastic (the company behind the ELK stack). Elastic customers can now easily surface their applications in corporate portals. The integration also adds a wide range of capabilities to Elasticsearch:
- Connectors: to over 70+ systems, including item-level security
- Auto-Classification: to power better facets and joins with highly relevant, automatically-generated metadata
- Federation: to mash-up queries and results and present them cleanly in SharePoint using a powerful federation framework
- Applications: pre-built search applications including Smart Previews, Visual Refiners, InfoSites, and Matter Comparison
Customers now have the flexibility to use the search engine within SharePoint or Elasticsearch- or combine the results from both into a single result set.
BA Insight makes it possible for Elasticsearch and SharePoint to work seamlessly together,” said Steve Kearns, Director of Product Management at Elastic. “By enabling Elastic’s powerful real-time search and analytics capabilities in SharePoint, enterprises will be able to optimize how they use data within their applications and portals.”
“Combining Elasticsearch and SharePoint opens up a world of exciting applications for our customers, ranging from geosearch and pattern search through search on machine data, data visualization, and low-latency search,” said Jeff Fried, CTO of BA Insight. “This integration means you can use the right tool for the right job. For example, in one portal you might have a geo-aware search application powered by Elasticsearch along with the people search from SharePoint, which has presence and contact cards built in.”
For more information visit BAinsight.com/elasticsearch
About BA Insight
As an innovator in AI-driven search, BA Insight’s best of breed approach helps companies make search intelligent by providing technology that connects machine learning, cognitive computing, and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions. Our customers have the freedom to leverage the best search engines and cognitive computing capabilities available, providing users with an internet-like search experience while saving them precious time looking for needed information. We support multiple search platforms including Azure Search; Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud; and SharePoint search (online, on-prem, and hybrid).
Our modular software product portfolio features SmartHub, delivering a personalized, internet-like user experience; connectors, providing secure connectivity to a wide variety of systems; classification, increasing findability using auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation; and applications such as Smart Previews and Expertise Locator to help users find relevant information faster for improved productivity.
Hundreds of organizations and over 3.5 million users benefit from BA Insight’s software on a daily basis to provide compelling intranets that people love to use. This includes respected organizations such as the Australian Government Department of Defence, CA Technologies, Chevron, DLA Piper, Keurig Green Mountain, Mars, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Travers Smith. BA Insight is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, and an Elastic Partner.