What is FreeEed?

FreeEed™ is fun and cool software for eDiscovery. Here a brief overviewpopcorn edsico, "FreeEed popcorn", and bit more detailed presentation we did at a SNIA conference. And, it is all packaged for your use in the Download section.

 

It is based on an open source project published by SHMsoft  and released under the Apache 2.0 License.  It is built with Hadoop and other Big Data technologies.  FreeEed is intended for use in eDiscovery, as an engine and a kernel for the company's search application, or as an investigator's tool. It works on a Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation and on a Hadoop cluster.

 

Scaling

Scaling is a particularly important aspect of FreeEed. Since it is based on Big Data technologies and works on clusters of computers, you can fire up a 100 servers and process the data a hundred times faster, for the same price. The cluster management is a one-click operation provided in the FreeEed Player.

 

Support

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and free implementation consultations (to schedule a call, click here)
  • FreeEed installation support and custom FreeEed implementations, in your data center or in the cloud
  • 365/7/24 support, coming soon

 

How it works

Processing is organized by the Hadoop framework.  The input data is staged by zipping it in archives of a set size. Then in processing each file is read from the archive, assigned a unique ID, and processed with Tika, which extracts text and metadata. Metadata, text, and the file itself are delivered as processed results.

 

The major building blocks of the system are HDFS, Hadoop, Tika, LuceneHive.

 

Indexing

Each FreeEed project will create its own Lucene/Solr index for later searches.

 

Output

Metadata results are output as a CSV file, while the native files and the extracted text are stored in a zip file(s). The end results can be used for culling and producing native files for legal review. You can use FreeEedUI for review, or load it into Concordance.

With the compilation and professional support available for enterprise use, FreeEed brings high performance, scalability and reliability to data processing at a fraction of the cost of proprietary products.

 

Supported file formats

 

Other capabilities

  • Text extraction
  • Data culling
  • Native/Text/Metadata results delivery
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Imaging (PDF creation)
  • Instant search
  • Deduplication (configurable for emails)