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K2 climbs higher

Autonomy has released a new version of K2 and a new support offering, the K2 Customer Assurance Program.

The company reports K2 Version 7 (K2 7) extends the product line by delivering K2's enterprise search capabilities on the IDOL kernel, providing performance and scalability improvements and access to over 500 advanced features. The K2 product line includes K2 Enterprise Search, Profiler, Federator, Collaborative Classifier and KeyView.

The K2 Customer Assurance Program provides lifetime support to customers who are on Autonomy's maintenance program by providing support for all currently supported releases as well as an upgrade to K2 Version 7 with no additional software license fees for previously licensed K2 functionality. No migration is necessary; existing K2 applications run without change. Nor  is any additional hardware required to achieve performance improvements, which include a doubling in indexing performance and seven-times increase in simple keyword query performance.

Other K2 7 highlights include:

• linear scalability through a multithreaded, 64-bit architecture;

• access to more than 500 advanced IDOL functions simply by adding API calls to customers' existing K2 applications; and

• out-of-the box support for automatic hyperlinking, agents and alerting, automatic clustering, implicit query, automated query guidance, as well as video and audio analysis.

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