SOURCE: Discovery Mining

August 20, 2007 12:00 ET

Discovery Mining Breaks Through Search Ceiling Limitations

250 Concurrent Legal Discovery Reviewers Search and Retrieve 25 Million Electronic Documents From a Single Database

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Discovery Mining, a leading provider of Automated Discovery software that stores, categorizes, searches and produces electronic documents for organizations involved in litigation, regulatory compliance, or mergers and acquisitions, today announced a new benchmark for search ceiling capacity. Search ceiling is the maximum number of electronic documents in a single customer account that can be queried using keywords and still retrieve results in a timely manner. The breakthrough of 250 concurrent reviewers simultaneously searching 25 million electronic documents in less than 10 seconds per query establishes the standard for excellence in litigation discovery software. This search ceiling capability uniquely overcomes many of the legal discovery review challenges and risks posed by the massive volumes of unstructured electronic business documents including email, voicemail and instant messages.

According to the industry analyst firm, IDC, the amount of information created and copied in 2010 will surge more than six fold to 988 million terabytes. In 2006 alone, about 22 trillion emails were sent world-wide.

"Discovery Mining's technology pedigree and cluster computing expertise have made it possible for us to deliver this high value capability," said Matthew Work, CEO, Discovery Mining. "Our unique architecture scales to handle high volume, complex data sets thereby solving the issues created by the exponential growth of data."

Discovery Mining's new search ceiling capacity is the result of 18 months of comprehensive development. The company's Linux operating platform employs a cluster computer configuration to scale massively, allowing for more unstructured data to be processed.

"As the number of users reviewing large data sets increases, our system's search performance increases," said Fabrice Medio, Director of Software Engineering, Discovery Mining. "The more our customers use our system, the smarter it gets."

About Discovery Mining, Inc.

Discovery Mining is a leading provider of Automated Discovery software that stores, categorizes, searches and presents documents to organizations involved in litigation, investigation, regulatory response, or mergers & acquisitions. The Company's proprietary technology significantly reduces risk and cost at every point in the Document Lifecycle. Trusted by top law firms including Am Law 100, and by Fortune 1000 corporations, Discovery Mining helps organizations achieve and maintain excellence in Web-based automated search and retrieval document management. Headquartered in San Francisco, Discovery Mining has offices in New York City and London, and is present in Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information call 1-866-343-4205, email, or visit

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