IBM FileNet Scalability

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 »
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 »
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 »
Managing Director at Ictnet
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is highly scalable. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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 »
User at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalale. View full review »
FileNet System Admin at Emug
Absolutely best in market for scalability. You can scale it, and it just keeps on going. View full review »
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 »
Suren Shiva
Software Architect at Deloitte
It is scalable. View full review »
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Director Of Information Technology with 201-500 employees
It's very scalable. View full review »
Founder/ECM BPM Senior Consultant - Project Manager at gacosi
The solution is very scalable. View full review »
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