Hewlett Packard has developed a set of JSON-based REST API’s which enable “Big Data”-type processing capabilities allowing developers to process information embedded in unstructured text and images in previously inaccessible formats. This platform is called IDOL OnDemand and at this point is in the Early Access release phase, open for all Innovators to use.
As a proof of concept for the API’s, the IDOL OnDemand group is going to be developing an application that enables search of Cases from the Salesforce.com platform. IDOL OnDemand goes beyond typical text-based searching. It can also perform conceptual searches on content and it is this capability that this application will showcase along with the ability to process text from documents in a variety of formats. However, before you can execute a query against the Case content in Salesforce.com, you have to load the case and case-related data into an IDOL OnDemand text index. This application, hosted in Salesforce.com, will query for the current set of cases and then depending on the options selected will load case, case comments, case chatter, and/or case-related email to the index.
Before you can use the API’s you’ll need to sign up for an IDOL OnDemand developer account:
The full instructions for using IDOL OnDemand in a [topcoder] challenge can be found in the challenge requirements specification or you can go to http://idolondemand.topcoder.com/ to find complete instructions for registration and the latest details about all the IDOL OnDemand challenges and developments on the [topcoder] platform.