Atlanta, GA – May 7, 2009 – eMag Solutions, LLC, an international provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and electronic discovery solutions, announced today the release of Enterprise Scalable E-Mail, De-duplication, Reconstitution and Ingestion as part of its eMag Vu hosted enterprise software suite. This new offering features software technology that facilitates e-mail and user file ingestion into e-mail archiving, document management, legal review, or other similar applications. The new distributed architecture efficiently de-duplicates and processes extremely large collections of e-mail and user files, representing a significant advancement in this method of data culling and reconstitution/ingestion into archiving and legal review repositories. This newest release of eMag Vu has been used to process single projects with more than 500 million e-mail messages and user files with a sustained throughput in excess of 20 terabytes per day.
eMag, among the pioneers in developing de-duplication, reconstitution, and ingestion technology, offers a solution that is 100 percent relational database driven and uses distributed architecture processing to efficiently share the processing workload of very large projects and accelerates the cumbersome process of culling and ingesting data into downstream processes or application suites to provide increased efficiency. Reconstitution references the ability to put unique e-mail and user files back into a mailbox or ingest the records directly into e-mail archive, document management or legal review platforms once the e-mail records have been processed through the application. eMag is able to de-duplicate at the global or custodian level, and has the flexibility to select a variety of metadata fields to determine uniqueness based upon each client or project requirements. The solution?s file-level features include extension filtering and date filtering, as well as suppression of National Software Reference Library (NSRL) files that have been identified (such as system files and other nonrelevant extensions). In addition to file level features, eMag?s de-duplication tool offers e-mail level features including custodian and date filtering.
With the new de-duplication technology offered by eMag, all key e-mail metadata is imported into the database so that it can be de-duplicated many times and many ways, without having to re-ingest the data, and providing a thorough audit trail for all processing. Each subprocess is split into two phases, so they become a distributed process; and processes are started from a central console with multiple agents that automatically process the data. De-duplication from eMag now includes variable options, so custom requirements easily can be accommodated. All suppressed duplicate files will remain available for export at the request of clients.
“De-duping is a common method of culling large sets of data, but the ability to de-duplicate and reconstitute large volumes of data while distributing the processing workload marks a notable advancement in this technology.” said eMag Solutions CEO Larry Geisel. “eMag is excited to share our latest product offering with clients, who have come to expect new and innovative solutions from us that provide unique functionality and efficiency.”
While current economic conditions have forced some technology companies to scale back, eMag Solutions continues to expand its business by delivering new and innovative hosted software solutions to all organizations involved in information management and/or legal discovery. Earlier this year, previous enhancements to eMag Vu were unveiled with the release of eMag PreVu 2.2, specifically intended for the earliest stages of the collection and analysis of data. The eMag Vu Web interface permits PreVu users to view a catalog of raw data prior to restoration. PreVu users are then able to precull by flagging relevant data at the tape, hard drive, directory, folder and individual file level to expedite restoration and indexing. PreVu users can then view, search and sort on a variety of metadata, keyword, and content fields to cull and filter the data prior to ingestion into an enterprise content management repository or legal review application. Last month the company also announced a breakthrough in accessing and restoring discoverable data directly from mainframe “virtual tape” libraries. The result of this achievement is the substantial savings of time and money for organizations needing to restore mainframe archive tapes.