Franklin-based data analytics firm Digital Reasoning is reaching out to new markets with the release of version 3.0 of its flagship software system, Synthesys. The tool allows users to cull useful information from large amounts of unstructured data. So instead of using manpower to read mountains of documents, Synthesys does the “reading” and finds the connections between people, places and things and automatically reports them, estimating the strength between those connections. The government is the 10-year-old company’s top client, with various agencies Digital Reasoning’s tools for security intelligence and other purposes. But the 25-employee company wants to reach into additional vertical markets that deal with lots of unstructured data, and the capabilities and new scalability of the system may help it attract customers the legal, financial and other fields. Company CEO and Founder Tim Estes said the new system version is “the culmination of a decade of solving large scale data analytics problems for the intelligence community. With this release, we are bringing to market the unprecedented understanding of unstructured data in cloud-scale architectures with our integration of Hadoop and Cassandra.” Synthesys v3.0 officially launches today.
Dec 6, 2010 7:04 AM
The Wall Street Journal's venture capital blog yesterday featured Texas-based startup Riptano, which received a $2.7 million capital infusion for its work in developing Apache Cassandra software. Earlier this month Riptano announced a partnership with local firm Digital Reasoning on Cassandra solutions for government and commercial markets. Accordingly, the Franklin firm gets this shout out in the WSJ piece:
Digital Reasoning Systems, a software company in Franklin, Tenn., is working with undisclosed U.S. government agencies to deliver a Cassandra-based system for intelligence-related applications–such as looking for suspicious terms and connections between people in huge quantities of documents in a variety of formats, including Word documents and transcripts of recordings of phone calls, says Dave Danielson, its vice president of marketing. “They have some problems in finding bad guys in hundreds of millions of documents,” he says. Digital Reasoning’s own software helps store and categorize such unstructured information in Cassandra, using the technology to help narrow down searches that might pull up millions of documents into the ten to thirty or so that human analyst need to look at, Danielson says.
Oct 27, 2010 12:26 PM