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ZL Announces API to Tap into Unstructured Big Data

Published by: Bloomberg

ZL API Converts ECM Content to Competitive Advantage

SAN JOSE, CA – Sep. 20, 2012 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in records management, archiving, compliance and eDiscovery software for large enterprises, today announced a new application program interface (API) kit that extends the Big Data management capabilities of ZL’s Unified Archive® (ZL UA®) to software vendors and users of enterprise content management (ECM).

Built for the Fortune 500 to manage massive volumes of unstructured data contained in files, e-mail and multi-media formats, ZL UA unifies information management across the enterprise to eliminate data silos. Silos cause problems such as duplicates, inconsistent search and disjointed retention, which together result in loss of data control. By contrast, ZL UA enables one and only one data copy, one consistent search, and one control point to coordinate retention policies across the enterprise.

Software vendors and enterprises can now use the ZL API kit to tap into ZL UA’s capabilities to manage all its unstructured Big Data from cradle to grave to respond to critical enterprise needs, including:

  • Regulatory compliance and corporate governance
  • eDiscovery, spanning the EDRM spectrum from information management to production
  • Records management, including DoD 5015 certification
  • Storage management
  • Advanced search, parallel search, concept search and textual analytics
  • On-premise, cloud or hybrid cloud configuration
  • Security, including encryption, authentication, authorization, audit trails
  • Access flexibility, including client, web and wireless devices

A key driver for developing the ZL API was to address the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market, since most enterprises already have ECM solutions in place. Now, more than ever, such users will be able to leverage data currently stored in solutions such as Documentum, FileNet, Opentext, SharePoint, Oracle, and SAP without the loss of important metadata.

Development of the high-performance, streaming API translates to an unprecedented degree of flexibility for the enterprise and their in-house developers. Rather than abandoning existing stand-alone or homegrown systems, corporations can seamlessly unify these disparate silos to achieve holistic data management under the ZL UA platform. This allows companies to leverage their current infrastructure in conjunction with the scalable ZL UA architecture to provide a universal solution for unstructured data. With this synergy between systems, corporations can look forward to using ZL UA’s high-powered search capabilities on their entire corpus of Big Data.

“With ZL’s API kit, corporations can unify data silos to effectively create order out of chaos for eDiscovery, compliance and records management. They can extract content value from existing infrastructure investments,” says Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies, Inc. “We are also very excited that, as we combine unstructured Big Data with sophisticated search and analytics, we can effectively convert IT assets into business intelligence and strategic advantage.”