Project Name Demo for Doculabs Benchmark Test
Client IBM, Open Market
Duration Mar 2001 - May 2001

IBM's Websphere Commerce Suite had previously scored consistently low at Doculabs' e-Commerce benchmark evaluations. IBM had identified the lack of content management capabilities as the main reason for the poor ranking. IBM asked Granitar for help with the integration of Open Market's Content Centre and WCS.

Christian designed, developed and implemented the solution together with Tommy Szeto, Granitar's CEO. Christian installed a development environment at Granitar. Christian worked with a number of software engineers to develop Open Market page templates and other components of the solution. Christian was on site at the Doculabs office in Chicago during the 2-day benchmark test and supported the IBM WCS team.

The integration was a success (8.1K). Doculabs ranked WCS on 2nd place, up from the 7th place.

Technology Used
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • DB2 7.1
  • IBM Websphere Application Server 3.5
  • IBM Websphere Commerce Suite
  • Open Market Content Server and Content Centre 3.5
  • XML
  • XSLT
Other Information Open Market later reproduced the solution and integrated it into their offerings. However, Christian was invited to participate in a workshop between Open Market and IBM at the IBM Toronta Labs where the two companies defined the integration project.