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With Relativity Fest in full gear, kCura has given us the first look at the new dynamic dashboards in Relativity 9.3 (GA release next month). Look forward to a full eDJ Brief late next week after the kCura team have recovered from the love fest. For now, here are my quick reactions:

  • Dynamic Visualizations – dynamic, customizable pivot table charts and graph widgets for interactive navigation – eDJ – definite improvement in usability over the Pivot Reports introduced in ver. 8.2. Still requires a relatively savvy user to leverage and a good opportunity for kCura partners to add value with sharp project managers. True clustering visualizations still dependent on add-on products (potential upcharges).
  • Search Construction – usability improvements for search construction via new panel with drag/drop criteria conditions and logic groups – eDJ – nicely done with criteria results graphs. More feedback after getting to play with it.
  • Processing Performance – direct ingestion of Encase E01 forensic files and simultaneous text extraction of mixed languages (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) – eDJ – looking forward to hear about actual service providers adoption rates on processing modules. CJK compatibility key for global finance customers.
  • Data Grid – Last year, Relativity 9 introduced a NoSQL data store to break through some of the size and performance limits to a traditional relational database. 9.3 enables direct processing of collection to the Data Grid with live search during loading – eDJ – key differentiator between traditional ‘hosted’ siloed platform and actual ‘Cloud’ horizontally scalable infrastructure.
  • Automated Productions – automation of workflow – eDJ – interesting how this tackles similar pain points as IPRO’s Automated Digital Discovery functionality released last month? All part of balancing the requirements of providers and end consumers in the same stack.

More after my deep dive next week. My initial take away is that kCura is harvesting solid incremental usability and performance improvements driven by their dominant channel partner network.

Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a ‘Good Karma’ call. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s Office 365/2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more.

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