The business world is accumulating data at a staggering rate. Every day, estimates say, we create 2.5 exabytes of data. That number will double by 2014. Just one business, Walmart, is said to collect more than 2.5 petabytes of customer data every hour.
In this era of big data, legacy locally installed appliances stop making sense as e-discovery platforms for corporations and their counsel. Just as businesses are increasingly turning to cloud systems for other enterprise functions, they are turning to the cloud for e-discovery. Without doubt, cost savings is the single greatest factor driving corporations and their law firms towards the cloud for e-discovery. But there are several other ways in which the cloud is better suited to e-discovery than an appliance.
In an article published in Computer Technology Review, Taming Big Data E-Discovery Using the Cloud, Catalyst CEO John Tredennick explains why cloud platforms are better suited than local appliances to handling the demands of big data e-discovery.