RSG's Digital Asset Management research includes an evaluation of North Plains against our tough criteria. So where does deploying NEXT makes sense...and when would you want to look at alternatives?...
Excerpt from the North Plains: NEXT evaluation:
"North Plains Telescope is written in Java; however, North Plains has been late to take advantage of open source or open-standards components. The system does support major standards like XML, LDAP, JDBC, and SOAP, but you'll look in vain for technologies like Lucene, Hibernate, or Spring. What you will find an awful lot of is SQL. This is a heavily database-oriented product in which user-initiated actions tend to trigger stored procedures...."(P. 202 in the Digital Asset Management Report. )
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