The application, SHMcloud™, a big data integration solution, is being implemented as a Private Beta Test for a select group of law firms and their enterprise clients through the Amazon Web Services EC2 computing platform. This will provide a tremendous advantage to clients, attorneys and their technical teams during early case assessment, explained SHMsoft’s Vice President, Julie Wade. “Law firms can now harness the power of processing volumes of e-discovery with state of the art technology in a Tier 4 data center on a pay-as-you-go basis," Wade said.
SHMsoft is the first company to develop an advanced distribution of Apache Hadoop for e-Discovery for the legal industry. By leveraging Apache Hadoop’s MapReduce architecture for highly distributed data processing, SHMcloud™ handles all the unstructured text collected in e-discovery. The platform generates native Hadoop code and runs data transformations directly inside Hadoop for maximum scalability.
Hadoop is a big-data mission-critical solution relied upon by Facebook, Yahoo! and Google to quickly process and analyze very large amounts of structured, unstructured, or semi-structured data. Hadoop consists of two key services: reliable data storage using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and high-performance parallel data processing using a technique called MapReduce.
SHMsoft developed its open source Hadoop-based processing platform, FreeEed™ to process, analyze and review e-discovery to answer the need to reduce the overall costs of e-discovery. SHMcloud™
Participants in the Private Beta Test will be testing the platform in various ways. They will upload e-discovery into AWS S3 storage and then access SHMCloud™ through our company’s Amazon Machine Image on EC2, which will spin the clusters, organize the processing, and deliver the results.
“The cost savings alone of using SHMcloud™ is well worth the test drive,” Wade said. This is true more so today than ever before, as the volume of e-discovery continues to grow and budgets to review those documents are subject to increasing scrutiny.
SHMsoft is a global Big Data solutions provider delivering value to its clients through software, hardware and methodologies. SHMsoft is the first company to provide an open source e-discovery technology solution based on Hadoop. e-Discovery provides an excellent business use case for Hadoop, which parallel processes text and other unstructured file types efficiently and cost-effectively. Our open-source products and professional services deliver value to law firms, enterprises, large organizations and governmental entities who are seeking relief from the high costs and undue burdens imposed by e-discovery requirements. For more information, please visit http://www.shmsoft.com.
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Software development company located in Houston, Texas. Specializing in Hadoop clusters and cloud implementations.