SOURCE: Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems

February 01, 2010 06:00 ET

Clearwell Massively Increases Performance and Scalability With Version 5.5 of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform

Latest Release Processes 1 Terabyte of Data per Day and Provides Unmatched Scalability, Supporting Growing Data Volumes and the Largest E-Discovery Cases

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced version 5.5 of its Clearwell E-Discovery Platform®, which processes data at the speed of 1 terabyte per day and scales to 100 million documents on a single appliance. Additional appliances can be easily linked together into a Clearwell Cluster and centrally managed via a single, unified interface. As a result, Clearwell delivers unmatched scalability while being simple and easy to administer.

"KPMG and its clients have significantly benefitted from the simplicity and speed at which Clearwell processes data and makes it available for early case analysis, search, cull and review," said Paul Tombleson, head of Forensic Technology, KPMG Europe, LLP. "The new capabilities will greatly expand our ability to handle large scale matters under tight deadlines. It also gives us tremendous confidence to handle situations where data expands dramatically in the middle of a complex case."

With this new release, customers can leverage Clearwell's end-to-end e-discovery capabilities, from processing through to production, on their largest cases spanning terabytes of data. In benchmark tests, version 5.5 processes data at an average rate of 46 gigabytes per hour or 1.08 terabytes per day on a single appliance. Unlike other solutions that require the deployment of multiple hardware and software components, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is available as an integrated appliance that is up and running in less than 25 minutes. As a result, Clearwell provides enterprise-class performance and scalability at a significantly lower total cost of ownership.

"Clearwell's parallel processing server and dynamic distribution technology marks the beginning of a new era in e-discovery processing that will radically transform the analysis and review of large volumes of data," said Venkat Rangan, co-founder and chief technology officer at Clearwell Systems. "Unlike other products that require time-consuming and repetitive data processing, Clearwell's processing capabilities give customers the advantage of processing data only once, and leveraging it for all phases of e-discovery -- early case analysis, search, cull, review, redaction and production."

When compared to enterprise search products, version 5.5 delivers unmatched performance and scalability while continuing to provide best-in-class processing capabilities enterprises, government agencies and law firms demand from an e-discovery solution. These include: pre-processing analytics, full indexing of text and metadata including data in containers such as .zip files, comprehensive Unicode support with language identification, global de-duplication, post-indexing analytics such as discussion threads and people analytics, and immediate availability of data for analysis, review and production.

Clearwell E-Discovery Platform version 5.5 will be generally available in the second quarter of 2010.

To learn more about the new capabilities, email or call 1-877-CLEARWELL.

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises and law firms perform electronic discovery (e-discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automates the processing, analysis, review, and production phases of e-discovery via a single, integrated product. Leading organizations such as Constellation Energy, Cisco, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, and the Department of Homeland Security / Office of Inspector General are using Clearwell to accelerate early case assessments, intelligently cull-down data, increase reviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e-discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent industry surveys and reports, Clearwell Systems is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project and The Sedona Conference. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at

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