IBM FileNet Scalability

WolfgangPichler
Senior Consultant at pITsolutions
We have customers with a very small user base, 50 users or so, and we have some who have a really big user base. But the scalability is primarily dependent on how long you are storing documents. The time over which documents are stored now has been extended far beyond seven years. In the past, often this was a financial necessity. But now, even though we do not have insurance companies as clients, we have customers where the stored documents are more than ten or 15 years old. The scalability is also more dependent on the count of documents than on the user-base interaction. From my point of view, it's scalable enough. Today there are machines which are scalable, where you can put in additional processors and memory. In today's scenarios, scalability is not really an issue. FileNet can take advantage of today's technology for scaling. There are other products which cannot because the database prohibits it. When they use MS SQL Server Express, for example, there are limitations. And when you have windream and such solutions in the German market, which are also in the Austrian customer area, they show wonderful functionality and a wonderful GUI, but when it comes to the extensibility and scalability, they reach their limits relatively early. View full review »
Moshe Elbaz
IT Manager & FileNet Specialist at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
There are no issues with scaling. It's based on WebSphere Application Server so it's very easy to scale up. View full review »
Seniorsyseng67
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The whole solution is based on IBM WebSphere, which is basically a complicated website. So all the applications are running on that IBM software and you can create a cluster, more than one server which is handling all those requests. So you can scale it up to as many servers as you need, which increases the performance significantly. Also, you have redundancy in this case. If one of the servers doesn't work, the rest of the servers automatically handle the workloads. View full review »
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Jayanth Palle
Senior Consultant at Northern Trust
In terms of scalability, we started with about 100 relationship partners and now we have around close to 1,000 partners, so it's quite good. View full review »
GupteshwarPrasad
AVP Technology at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
In terms of scalability they are modeling it in such a way that, at any point in time, if you are thinking of increasing the user base or increasing the load, it comes in packages. That can be really helpful in an organization like a bank where the user base fluctuates quite a bit. We don't have many problems when scaling it up. View full review »
VeyselOzdemir
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Scaling is easy. You can scale vertically because in front of the application server there is load balancing. You can put a lot of application servers behind the load balancing. It's very easy. We were using Oracle Database and we could scale the database very easily as well. You can upgrade and scale up without any downtime. That is very important. View full review »
DavidOrtega
SAE - Services Account Executive at RICOH
Scalability is good. IBM is one of the platforms that we can upgrade. They have different versions and new versions and upgrades happen without a lot of issues. As a developer or partner, we can take advantage of the flexibility of the scalability. View full review »
Muhammad Kamran
Project Manager at Ora-Tech Systems
Most of our customers want to expand their automation processes. They initially implement it in four to five departments and then they expand it to the rest of the departments. View full review »
Supervis3993
Supervisor Of Information Security Risk at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was very scalable. If we needed to add more processing power we could just add another server, turn it on, and then we had more power. We didn't have any scalability problems. View full review »
SeniorSo9e37
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's easily scalable. We have multiple environments for FileNet, millions of documents. It's easy to scale and we don't have to worry about downtime. View full review »
Boris Zhilin
Executive Director at Intelective
The scalability is infinite if you know how to use it in your software products. View full review »
Principaede6
Principal It Operations Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is so far good. We have great adoption with the tool. For the users that we are supporting to date, it seems to be handling the load and performing well. View full review »
Corporat88f8
Corporate Vice Presidents at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It has scaled well based off the user community that we have. View full review »
Enterpri3203
Enterprise Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We add stuff to it all the time, so it's scaling vertically all the time, and we haven't had any issues with it. We started out around 3GB, and we're up to about 5GB, and we expect to be somewhere at around the 10 to 12GB mark by 2020, just because that's the way our business is growing. View full review »
Patrick Obrill
System Analyst at AT&T
It's absolutely scalable. It is scalability as far as the servers and systems. The physical systems can scale by being able to attach and hook into different automation that we create and when we link things together. View full review »
Aldo Puglisi
Digitalization at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
It seems to be very scalable. We don't have millions and millions of documents, but it seems to be quite scalable and the performance is also quite good. View full review »
CEOd7ae
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is highly scalable. View full review »
Softwaref5a5
Software Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
I still don't know about the scalability yet. View full review »
it_user543282
ECM Filenet Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is really good. Earlier, it used to be a cluster-based solution. Now, with the latest versions over the last five or six years, we have a form architecture, which we produced. We find that it helps for scaling all of our systems to our service. View full review »
SolomonChris
Founder at intellicon systems
The scalability is pretty good. We can scale horizontally at any one point of time, so we are able to scale pretty easily. We have about 150 users on it. We have around six working machines. It has good capacity, so far. Our design and technical departments use it for automation projects. The solution is being integrated and scaled into other departments. Business users are utilizing it day-to-day usage in the organization. View full review »
CTO724f
CTO at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
It is very scalable, and scalable enough for us. View full review »
Matthew Rybak
Operations Specialist at Fairfax Data Systems
It is very simple to add any users that you need to. Implement it once, and so long as it works, you can add and train more people to use it. Scalability is absolutely there. View full review »
Informat0634
Information Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is very scalable. You can deploy multiple WebSphere nodes and use clusters to do all sorts of things. It is enhanced now with the support for containerization, like Kubernetes and Docker. It is highly scalable, which is great. View full review »
Reviewer8e92
User at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalale. View full review »
FilenetS7829
FileNet System Admin at Emug
Absolutely best in market for scalability. You can scale it, and it just keeps on going. View full review »
Engineer49eb
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very nice. It is very scalable. We are in a high availability mode. View full review »
Director014f
Director of user services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is one of it strengths. It is growing pretty rapidly. We have not seen any interruptions, and I am not aware of any scalability issues right now. View full review »
CEOdd42
CEO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
I believe we built it on that platform because of its ability to scale to whatever size we need to go to. View full review »
Chuck Picard
Enterprise ECM Program Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It scales very well. We are housing 89 million records and 16 terabytes, and the performance is fine. View full review »
Suren Shiva
Software Architect at Deloitte
It is scalable. View full review »
SeniorSy447e
Senior Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is where we run into some challenges because we use it to scale where most customers don't. Therefore, we sometimes have unique problems or find some product limitations that other customers don't. View full review »
Reda Torkey
Chief Commercial Officer with 51-200 employees
I think FileNet can integrate with SharePoint, with Microsoft Office, with OpenText, so it can work with any other system. View full review »
Softwaree227
Software Developer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In my opinion, it is very scalable. We have couple of smaller solutions that are maybe 20 to 30 users, and then we have bigger solutions - we're talking hundreds of people using it at the same time. I think it's pretty scalable and stable. View full review »
GeneralMba45
General Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is used by large enterprises. It has to be scalable and robust for them to use. We have seen that on multiple projects over the years. View full review »
Ben Holmes
Financial Informatics Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It seems fine, it's dynamic. It works with all the different business needs that we have for it. View full review »
reviewer1014633
Administration Division Support and IT Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My impression of the scalability of the solution is that it is not really good since FileNet is a high resource-consuming solution. View full review »
reviewer1081452
Director Of Information Technology with 201-500 employees
It's very scalable. View full review »
ServerMadd8a
Server Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It could be easier to scale, but in our implementation we can build up a new server and a whole new environment in about a day and a half. It would be nice if they could make it like containers are working in Kubernetes to auto-scale based on demand. View full review »
ProjectL6af9
Project Lead Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We are looking to expand and scale up quite a bit right now, because our current system is completely overloaded. We are looking at doing an upgrade and an in-place expansion. However, I do not know how the scalability is performing. View full review »
SaidGaga
Founder/ECM BPM Senior Consultant - Project Manager at gacosi
The solution is very scalable. View full review »
AreaMang4d5e
Area Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very good. We have millions of documents. We have no problems with scalability. It runs fine. View full review »
Smeb97d
SME at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have found that it scales well. View full review »
ShababShams
Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
Chrystan Duarte
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is good. I don't know about the cloud version, but it's good. View full review »
Solution4311
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I was a consultant for 15 years and had several customers, who I thought were large at the time, until my current employment which by far dwarfs it. So, the capability and the size are definitely scalable. I have seen from tiny installations to my current library, which is 1.5 billion documents and petabytes of data. View full review »
Business259f
Business Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It works for all types of enterprise companies. For larger enterprise companies, there might be other solutions. In general, it should work for all enterprises. View full review »
ProjectL3ff4
Project Lead Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With the upgrade, it was a bit more improved. View full review »
Greg McGarthy
Architect For FileNet ECM at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
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