Telligent Evolution applications (such as Telligent Enterprise) are built on Microsoft .NET to
take full advantage of its core capabilities, and is organized in three
logical tiers: presentation, business logic, and repository.
All Telligent Evolution functionality is rendered into HTML and other
markup to support all major Web browsers. We abstract all functional
aspects out of the presentation layer, enabling you to customize the
look and feel of the community to fit your online brand requirements
without any recompilation.
The business logic for Telligent Evolution includes core
community-enabling functionality with single sign-on (SSO) modules for
Windows Active Directory, forms or cookie authentication and a set of background services for operating tasks outside of
active request processing.
For optimal performance and uninterrupted request servicing we
recommend that you run the platform within a Web farm with three or more clustered Web
For a full-featured community, we provide robust add-on components
for search, email, and analytics, configuration options for file storage
and caching, and extensibility of the platform via our REST Web
Proposed: Searching for content withing a community allows members make search social by faceting results for interesting posts, people, or groups.
Our search component extracts
content from the Web servers, indexes the content and handles all search
queries. We recommend that you install it on a dedicated server that
can communicate with the Web server/farm, but you can also install it
within a dedicated partition on the same server that Telligent Tasks
runs. Read more...
If you are
creating an internal community for your corporation, a Telligent
Evolution application integrates with your Exchange Server and SMTP
server to deliver user-to-user messages and email notifications that are
initiated from the community. The Mail Gateway component monitors and
processes the email queue within the Telligent Evolution database.
analytics, you are running your community blindly. Our rich Telligent Analytics component is essential to run a successful
community, providing you with insight into user behavior, content
creation and usage, positive and negative sentiment, forum answer rates
and even the buzz your community is generating. In a typical
configuration, a small subset of your community management team needs
access to Telligent Analytics
and typically only within the firewall. We recommend that you isolate
this component on one or more dedicated Web servers with separate
hardware load balancing.
For small communities that will stay small, local file storage on each Web server in your environment (synchronized with Distributed File Storage
[DFS] and File Replication Services [FRS]) is sufficient. If your
community is large or will be growing over time, external file storage
is recommended and we make it easy for you to configure distributed file
storage (through UNC, for example) or external file storage (through
Amazon S3, for example). Read more...
Telligent Evolution facilitates AppFabric distributed caching to significantly improve the performance of the community. If you elect not to use AppFabric, there are two built-in caching providers (HttpRuntimeCacheProvider and
Telligent Evolution API
Telligent Evolution API uses REST Web services to enable you to create
complete two-way interaction between Telligent Evolution and any
external application or platform. We provide sample code, integration
tests and extensive documentation. Read more...
The business logic tier connects to the repository through a well-defined set of database calls.
If you use Telligent Analytics, we recommend that it is installed on a
dedicated database server or minimally within a dedicated partition.
Hardware and software requirements
Telligent Evolution support a wide variety of server software,
application software, and browsers. It can also support 500,000 page views per
month. (Configurations for larger page view requirements are available