ZL Technologies Unveils Unique Combination of Big Data Analytics and Governance
Mar 26, 2015
New Offering Leverages ZL's Leading Information Governance Platform as the Foundation for Real-Time, Enterprise-Wide Insight Into People Data, Business Data, and Machine Data
SAN JOSE, CA – March 26, 2015 ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL), the leader in enterprise-scale information governance, today announced the availability of its new analytics product, ZL Enterprise Analytics™ (ZL EA), which introduces powerful analytics functionality into ZL's Unified Archive® (ZL UA) big data governance platform. By building structured and unstructured analytics capabilities directly within singular data management architecture, ZL Enterprise Analytics™ delivers powerful and immediate 360° insight for a vast array of data types, across the entire organization. This approach uniquely addresses both existing information governance needs and demand for best-of-breed analytics, unlocking the true business potential of existing data.
The utility of analytics is critically dependent on effective information governance, yet the majority of current analytics products function largely as stand-alone data "silos." Because of this, they lack true governance functionality, depending instead on data sampling and retrieval. Without a concrete foundation of consistent data capture and long-term management, data sampled for analysis can easily be skewed, outdated, or incomplete. This approach creates additional risk for compliance, legal, and records management functions due to duplication and unmanaged data sprawl. With the increased reliance on analytics as a critical business driver, analytics initiatives must be intrinsically interwoven with data management efforts rather than independent of them.
The ZL ecosystem enables analytics that are reflective of the real-time, living enterprise rather than outdated snapshots of data. The unified approach eliminates data silos, providing a fluid and massively-scalable environment in which problematic barriers to analysis are abolished. Data movement, sampling biases, lag time, outdated copies, and missing content are no longer a problem when utilizing ZL EA, as the Unified Archive® provides a consolidated pool of single data copies that can be seamlessly accessed and analyzed with a click. The result is a powerful platform that can merge and manipulate data types at massive scale and speed, all while maintaining data within its original governance framework.
ZL Enterprise Analytics™ is groundbreaking in its vastly integrative approach to data types, discarding outdated divisions between unstructured and structured content. ZL EA allows merging and cross-analysis of three major but previously-segregated data categories:
- People Data: Leverage the vast trove of human communication. Analyze emails, files, calendar entries, file shares, MS SharePoint, mobile messaging, enterprise IM, social media, Bloomberg, voice logs, ECM content, and much more.
- Business Data: Pull in data from dedicated business tools for better insight. Ingest and manipulate content from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and SaaS-based applications.
- Machine Data: Correlate machine-generated data with the wider world of business and people-derived information. Manage and analyze log events from websites, critical applications, servers, and devices.
Leveraging these three data types in concert provides synergistic insight that exceeds the sum of its parts, allowing the enterprise to pinpoint patterns and relationships that previously would have gone undetected. The holistic ZL EA approach contextualizes formerly isolated data sources, allowing different data streams to give powerful interpretive context to each other. The result is an analytics platform that tears down walls to data access, pooling all available content for spontaneous analysis as business questions naturally arise.
"For many businesses, the 'data lake' concept has proven to be a data mirage, with fractured architecture severely thwarting attempts at both governance and analytics," noted Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. "ZL Enterprise Analytics™ addresses this problem at the source, by bringing analysis capabilities directly into the single-platform ZL UA data management universe. This truly holistic analytics approach merges People Data, Business Data, and Machine Data for a big-picture perspective that is unavailable in most of today's myopic analytics tools."
For more information on ZL Enterprise Analytics™, visit the ZL EA product page.
About ZL Technologies, Inc.
ZL Technologies, Inc. makes Unified Archive® software ("ZL UA") to enable large enterprises to manage all unstructured content to satisfy corporate archiving needs for eDiscovery, records management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, storage management, and analytics. It also enables the same unstructured content to become the organization's Corporate eMemory™ via analytics for competitive advantage, such as the ability to share knowledge, expertise, and history across the enterprise. ZL UA's unique differentiator is its unified architecture, which consolidates all applications and billions of documents under one platform, thus eliminating today's fractured data silos which significantly raise operating costs and legal risks. Demonstrating a proven track record with Global 500 customers and strategic partnerships with major players such as Oracle, PwC, and SunGard, ZL has emerged as the technology leader in harnessing unstructured "Big Data" for strategic advantage. For more information, please visit www.zlti.com.