Thursday, July 24, 2014

FreeEed does Concordance (R)


The latest release of FreeEed (V4.4) allows import into Concordance (R) eDiscovery management software. Here are the instructions.

It also contains a number of fixes. You can use FreeEed in so many ways:
  • Start a FreeEed server on Amazon, no hardware needed;
  • Download a virtual machine to your workstations;
  • Install in Windows, Linux, or Mac.
Download page: hereAnd all of the popcorn advantages still apply.


PS. Sneak preview: we are working on a document processing engine for today's 3V's - volume, velocity, variety. It is 10-100 times faster, and allows dynamic data sources. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Run FreeEed in the cloud, no downloads or hardware needed

Hi, all,

now we have another option to run FreeEed: on Amazon AWS cloud. There are three steps: (1) start the server, (2) connect to it with X2GO, (3) download and unzip the latest software. The rest of the environment is already prepared for you. Check it out here.

We are planning regular webinars teaching this setup, please write indicating your interest.

Cheers,
FreeEed team

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I am a reviewer on Apache Solr High Performance book


As always, I acknowledge my colleagues, my friend and partner Sujee, and my multi-talented family.

Next time, more of my friends who always help.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Houston Hadoop Meetup - Marco Vasquez presents Apache Spark

Invited speaker Marco Vasques told the group about his work as Data Scientist at MapR, and his use of Spark for this purpose. Thanks to YARN in Hadoop 2, Spark has become a part of every major distribution, either as a release or as early preview.

The group was quite technical and asked a lot of detailed questions. Thanks to everyone, and to MapR for sponsoring the pizza and drinks.

And here are the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/MapRTechnologies/spark-v1

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SHMsoft, Inc. Offers FreeEed as Pre-packaged Open Source Software for eDiscovery

For immediate release

SHMsoft, a leader in open source software for eDiscovery, is pleased to announce its latest offering - a complete eDiscovery application, with all components pre-installed and integrated together. This is often explained using a popcorn metaphor: a corn is a lawsuit, FreeEed is a popcorn maker, and processing is adding the lawsuit (corn) to the popcorn maker (FreeEed).

Read on...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cartoon: Hadoop-based search

Hadoop is a perfect platform for search: it is big and strong, and attentive to details. However, don't just take my word for it. Here is the "follow the money" hint: Elastic Search announced $70 Million series C financing, with its products of ElasticSearch, Logstash, and Kibana.

Our Hadoop-based legal search, FreeEed, is also witnessing increased adoption, by law firms looking for eDiscovery alternatives, and by IT departments and government agencies who "search for open source legal search" :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

I win another bet

As my friends and students know, I like to make a bet with them, at any time, that there will be some new Big Data development within the next 30 days from the bet.

I think this one qualifies quite well: ElasticSearch just announced that they got funded to the tune of 70 million US dollars: http://www.elasticsearch.com/blog/press/elasticsearch-raises-70-million-series-c-financing/

So why this is big? It shows that not only Big Data infrastructure companies, like Cloudera, who got about 1 billion dollars a month ago, but also more vertically oriented startups are just as important.

Another bet can start today - anyone?