Catalyst Insight is “blazing fast for document review,” nationally known e-discovery consultant Brett Burney writes in a review published by Law Technology News (Product Review: Catalyst Insight). Burney recently tested Insight–Catalyst’s next-generation e-discovery platform–and described the experience as having seen the future of Big Data search.
I found Catalyst Insight to be blazing fast compared to numerous other review platforms. The Catalyst team promises more tweaks and updates very soon including a process for lawyers to help train the system for predictive coding.
Using Insight makes me believe I’ve seen the future of how we will search “Big Data.” It’s not that anything’s wrong with our current systems, but the fact that a veteran vendor like Catalyst is looking to new technologies tells me that it may be time for others to start considering other alternatives as well. Continue reading
At the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association in Washington, D.C., today, Catalyst formally launched Catalyst Insight, its next-generation e-discovery platform. I could tell you how cool Insight is, but why should you have to take my word for it when I can offer this great testimonial from William Hamilton, partner at Quarles & Brady and adjunct professor of e-discovery at the University of Florida Levin College of Law:
Insight’s speed and scalability is stunning. This latest Catalyst offering is built on an XML platform that presents one eye-popping feature after another.
If you happen to be attending ILTA, you can see those eye-popping features for yourself at the Catalyst exhibit, Booth 517. If you’re not at ILTA, then read today’s press release or visit the Catalyst Insight web page.
The International Legal Technology Association holds its annual conference Aug. 26-30 in Washington, D.C. If you are attending, be sure to visit Catalyst in the exhibit hall at Booth 517. You’ll be able to test drive Insight, Catalyst’s next-generation e-discovery platform. Engineered from the ground up, Insight is an all new e-discovery platform — the first in the industry to harness the power of an XML engine. Insight delivers lightning-fast speed, astounding analytics and no-limits scalability.
While you’re at the booth, you’ll be able to register to win an iPhone 5 and a 3TB drive.
Recently, Scott Robbin of the Argyle Executive Forum interviewed Catalyst’s founder and CEO John Tredennick about how to make e-discovery more efficient and the advantages of using one vendor to provide a central repository to manage e-discovery documents. Below is their conversation.
MarkLogic calls itself “the operational database for big data,” and “big data” was the theme of the executive keynote yesterday that kicked off the three-day MarkLogic World 2012 conference in Washington, D.C. And to help illustrate that theme and the power of MarkLogic to handle big data, the keynote presenters invited one company–you guessed it, Catalyst–to share the stage and highlight our revolutionary new e-discovery platform built using MarkLogic, Catalyst Insight.
MarkLogic’s COO Keith Carlson and SVP Products Gary Lang presented the keynote, where they featured customers that are using big data in big ways — customers as diverse as Warner Bros., which uses MarkLogic to manage its digital assets, and the San Francisco Giants, which uses it to manage and analyze thousands of play-by-play images of every game.
The keynote speakers then highlighted three companies that had integrated the MarkLogic database into their own products. This time, they talked about companies such as Tableau Software and CQ Roll Call. But of the companies they chose to cover, they invited just one to join them on stage. Continue reading
Corporate Counsel magazine recently issued a report that should cause multi-national corporations and their counsel to pay attention: Trend Watch: Foreign Bribery Actions Doubled Last Year.
Specifically, the magazine reported that enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) nearly doubled in 2010, rising to 76 (with complaints against 23 companies and 53 individuals). In 2009, the SEC and Justice Department brought 45 actions (against 12 corporations and 33 individuals). That number was a significant jump again from 2008 when the government brought 37 actions against companies and individuals.
The pace seems to be continuing as well. This month, Paul Hastings, one of the leading international firms advising on FCPA investigations, issued its first Quarterly FCPA Report for 2011 [PDF]. So far this year, it reports, enforcement continues apace, with actions brought against four companies and seven individuals, along with a blockbuster forfeiture and a number of guilty pleas and settlements. The forfeiture amounted to nearly $149 million and related to a high-profile arms contract case involving 22 indicted defendants. Continue reading
Catalyst made a major announcement at LegalTech New York this week — the preview release of Catalyst Insight, its new-from-the-ground-up automated discovery platform. Two years in development, Insight is a complete rewriting of Catalyst’s flagship e-discovery product using the newest and most powerful search technology on the market.
“The goal, quite simply, was to create an entirely new e-discovery platform, one that could scale to handle the largest matters in the world without the compromises usually required by traditional industrial-grade, full-text search engines,” John Tredennick, Catalyst’s founder and CEO, said in a press release. “Insight takes a revolutionary approach to search using one of the first XML data engines on the market.”
“This technology is unique,” added Larry Barela, Catalyst’s CTO and application development lead. “The fact that this is a true XML search and database engine solves a number of tough issues that have challenged search efforts since the beginning.” Continue reading