Alfresco Transform Service 1.1

The Transform Service provides a secure, scalable, reliable, and extensible mechanism for converting files from their current format into other formats. The functional capabilities are similar to those provided inside the repository, with a few key differences.

The key capabilities of the Transform Service include the ability to:
  • Scale the transformation capabilities independently of the content repository.
  • Make use of the exposed transformation capabilities for all subsystems of the repository.
  • Provide a greater level of reliability and fault tolerance by using persistent queues.
  • Develop custom (i.e. out of process) transformers to enable the migration of any existing transform customizations.
Important: The Transform Service is deployed as part of the Alfresco Content Services deployment. See What's deployed in Alfresco Content Services for the list of components.
Important: Note that the Transform Service is only available with containerized deployments, and not when Alfresco Content Services is installed using a distribution zip.

For information about deploying and configuring the Transform Service, see Deploying Transform Service.

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