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.
In the review, Burney describes his search of an account containing nearly 9 million records, including the Enron data set. Wanting to see how easily he could find an Enron email he knew of, he began typing his query using Insight’s Free-Form Search. First he typed “lunch” and could see his record count drop to 83,191 in under a second. Then he typed “shred” and saw the count instantly drop to 52. He hit the search button and found his email right away.
The story here isn’t that I found my email — I can perform the same search in any platform and (probably) get the same result. The story is how responsive Catalyst Insight was to my search. I don’t want to simply call it “fast,” I would describe it as “immediately responsive” because the system was running my search in the background before I even hit the search button. I could experiment with search terms and immediately see the number of potential results.
Burney’s review goes into much greater detail about Insight’s multiple search options, its different ways to view documents, and its features for redacting, printing and exploring. Be sure to read his full review at Law Technology News.