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What’s the Big Deal about NoSQL?

What’s the Big Deal about NoSQL?

| March 31, 2014

Just when we were all getting comfortable with our data (documents for you eDiscovery folks) being stored in nice neat rows along comes Big Data and messes it all up.  Well, “messing it all up” may not be the right description of exactly what Big Data is doing to the world of traditional relational database […]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is More Secure Than Most Litigation Services Providers and Many Corporation’s Data Centers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is More Secure Than Most Litigation Services Providers and Many Corporation’s Data Centers

| March 27, 2014

In response to articles that I published this past week on cloud computing titled, “Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for eDiscovery and Information Governance” and “Ten Reasons Why eDiscovery and Information Governance Belongs in the Cloud“, I have received several comments questioning the viability of cloud security.    Therefore, in answer to these […]

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Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for Information Governance

Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for Information Governance

| March 25, 2014

As stated in my March 20, 2014 article titled, “Ten Reason Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belong in the Cloud“, eDiscovery and Information Governance applications that run with a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) are far superior to any other architecture for the following reasons:   Better Security Scalability Better […]

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eDSG Weekly Poll on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery

eDSG Weekly Poll on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery

| March 25, 2014

Four years ago eDSG ran a poll asking whether or not you or your organization was comfortable with Cloud Computing for eDiscovery.  73% indicated that they were not.  The number not comfortable decreased to  63% in 2012.    It’s time to vote again and see where we stand on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery. I predict […]

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10 Reasons Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belongs in the Cloud

10 Reasons Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belongs in the Cloud

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a point of reference for the debate of the absurd, I remember sitting in a meeting with a major computer manufacturer many years ago as a very young intern listening to a heated discussion among the sales and marketing executives regarding whether or not users need a desktop computer.  Obviously, we all know what […]

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Global Information Governance Day

Global Information Governance Day

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

February 20, 2014 is Global Information Governance Day, or GIGD, is an international holiday that occurs on the third Thursday in February. The purpose of Global Information Governance Day is to raise the awareness of information governance. When you consider the volume of information being generated by organizations, recognizing the value that information is in […]

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Next Generation, Less Expensive and More Powerful eDiscovery Platform

Next Generation, Less Expensive and More Powerful eDiscovery Platform

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

In the process of reviewing the market requirements for next generation, less expensive and more powerful eDiscovery platforms, I came across and excellent and thought provoking article titled, “A call to vendors to make e-discovery affordable for ‘The Other 85 Percent’,” posted on the ACEDS site by Christine Taylor. Christine states that, “Complex eDiscovery products, […]

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MongoDB Closes $150 Million in Funding

MongoDB Closes $150 Million in Funding

| February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Largest Ever Single Funding Round for a Database Company Underscores MongoDB’s Market Leadership and Growth Opportunity; Company will Invest in Additional R&D and Global Operations For anyone wondering if NoSQL databases are a fade , a flash in the pan and a dangerous choice for eDiscovery and Information Governance, remember that MongoDB, one of the […]

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eDSG Poll on What Types of Information Governance and Analysis Should be in the Cloud

eDSG Poll on What Types of Information Governance and Analysis Should be in the Cloud

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the accelerating increase in the use of public cloud based computing, this weeks poll asks participants to list those activities they would be willing to move to a public cloud such as Amazon’s AWS.

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Hadoop vs mongoDB for eDiscovery

Hadoop vs mongoDB for eDiscovery

| February 14, 2014

There is no doubt that relational database technology is still the prevalent platform for storing data within corporations worldwide and the platform used by most of the legacy software vendors within the eDiscovery.   However,   there are no much faster and more efficient technologies such as Hadoop and mongoDB. Therefore, over the next few […]

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