Digital Reef Announces Partnership with Smart Data Consulting

Leading eDiscovery consulting and service provider to utilize Digital Reef’s scalable discovery platform for high-volume eDiscovery matters


BOXBOROUGH, MA, January 27, 2010Digital Reef (www.digitalreefinc.com), developer of the first massively scalable information management, governance, and discovery platform, today announced that Smart Data Consulting – a leading eDiscovery consulting and litigation support service provider – has adopted the Digital Reef platform for high-volume data processing and advanced culling capabilities.

The combination of large volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) and diverse, complex data types such as forensic disk images creates real eDiscovery challenges. In order to best serve clients, service providers need to efficiently handle huge amounts of data, process all data types efficiently, and be able to cull data sets down to what really matters very quickly. Smart Data Consulting has partnered with Digital Reef to do just that.

Digital Reef’s highly scalable discovery platform allows eDiscovery consultants and service providers like Smart Data Consulting to more efficiently support clients with large data volumes and diverse data types. Digital Reef is capable of processing as much as ten terabytes per day for certain collections of electronically stored information, making it an ideal choice for service providers needing to handle large amounts of ESI. Digital Reef also natively supports processing of complex file types like forensic disk images and other image files – data that would normally need to be sent to a separate tool for processing and thus diminish efficiency.

“What we like about the Digital Reef platform is that it helps us better serve our client’s unstructured data needs,” stated Edward Robles, Co Founder of Smart Data Consulting. “With Digital Reef, we can cull high volumes of data inclusive of our collected forensic images and quickly get to the responsive documents while protecting against image only file types. Imer Perezic, also a founder notes “we don’t need multiple tools to handle forensic disk images or non searchable files. In addition, we can use Digital Reef’s advanced culling capabilities like near-deduplication to further minimize the responsive data set.”

“eDiscovery service providers need an infrastructure that allows them to scale quickly and seamlessly,” stated Bob Lentz, president and CEO of Digital Reef. “Having a service provider with the reputation of Smart Data Consulting choose to use Digital Reef for its large volume matters validates the emphasis we have put on creating a scalable platform that supports all data types.”

For more information on Digital Reef, please visit www.digitalreefinc.com.

About Smart Data Consulting

Smart Data Consulting is a national provider of technology consulting and e-discovery services to legal, government and corporate entities. Its experienced consultants provide transparent strategies to manage the e-discovery process in the most cost-effective way possible. For over a decade, Smart Data consultants have been handling some of the largest and most complex cases in the country, providing proven and defensible methods to build a solid foundation for current and future cases. By combining these methods with the latest technology, Smart Data Consulting offers clients a higher quality of service at a significantly reduced cost. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.smartdataconsulting.com.

About Digital Reef

Digital Reef provides a smarter way to manage information - it automatically discovers, processes, analyzes, and classifies information assets (e.g. Email, file system content, SharePoint content, desktop content) in place. With Digital Reef, organizations now have a tool to address eDiscovery collection and Early Case Assessment (ECA) challenges in a way that is both scalable and cost-effective. Organizations across all industries use Digital Reef to significantly reduce the costs associated with eDiscovery and compliance readiness and arm themselves with the information necessary to make fast, informed decisions.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass. For more information call 978-893-1000 or visit www.digitalreefinc.com.