Index Engines Simplifies Big Data Management with VMware release

With the release of the VMware version of its unstructured data profiling engine, Index Engines makes data center management and risk mitigation achievable and affordable for enterprises of all sizes.

Index Engines, Inc, an enterprise information management and archiving company, has announced the release of its Catalyst Data Profiling Engine on VMware.

Designed to be a cost- and time-effective solution to managing Big Data, this new rapidly deployable platform processes all forms of unstructured files and email databases, creating dynamic summary reports of what exists, where it’s located, who owns it, when it was last accessed or modified and more.

Index Engines, an enterprise data management and archiving company, is looking to provide a cost and time effective solution to the Big Data storage crisis with its latest release, the Catalyst Data Profiling Engine.

The Catalyst Data Profiling Engine processes all forms of unstructured files and document types, creating a searchable index of what exists, where it is located, who owns it, when it was last accessed and what key terms are in it. High level summary reports allows instant insight into enterprise storage providing never before knowledge of data assets. Through this process, mystery data can be managed and classified, including content that has outlived its business value or that which is owned by ex-employees and is now abandoned on the network.

High-level intelligence provides instant insight into enterprise storage providing never-before knowledge of data assets. Through this process, unknown or mystery data is found and decisions can be made on its disposition – all using a virtual environment.

“Unstructured data profiling makes understanding and managing big data achievable by everyone,’’ Index Engines Vice President Jim McGann said. “The VMware platform eliminates new hardware implementation and makes deployment more cost effective and less time consuming.”

The VMware platform enables storage, records managers and compliance professionals to take on previously impossible large and small scale projects including: reclaiming storage capacity, archiving data with business value, deleting aged and abandoned data with no business value, tier content to other classes of storage and even manage storage charge backs with reliable statistics.

Data profiling works by indexing metadata from user files and email including last modified or accessed time, number of duplicates, size, owner, location, file type and more. Using summary reports combined with filters, users can view content on specific servers or locations, and see a chart of top owners by capacity, age of data, files by type and much more.

Optionally, data profiling can look beyond metadata and go deep within documents and e-mail to find content supporting e-Discovery keyword searches or even confidential information compliance assurance audits for sensitive content misplaced behind the firewall in PSTs or on the wrong server.

“Catalyst was built for enterprise storage environments with legal and compliance in mind,” McGann said. “The engine performs seamlessly when handling large amounts of data and has the tracking and controls needed when it’s time to determine disposition.”

Catalyst integrates with the Active Directory environment, inheriting the security schema, to provide advanced insight data owners including active and inactive employees as well as groups.

VMware pricing starts at $9,995 and includes licensing, 5TB of data and the first year of support. Data profiling is also available for cloud processing and in a 2U server platform.