Drive API vs. Vault

Drive API vs. Vault, Which Google API Method is Better for Discovery?: eDiscovery Best Practices

Jim Gill of Hanzo keeps providing great posts that drill down into the specifics of different ESI sources. In his latest article, he pits Google Drive API vs. Vault.

The article Google Ediscovery Best Practices: Drive API vs. Vault, Jim discusses that just because an Application Programming Interface (API) is available, doesn’t mean it may be suited for the eDiscovery task at hand. Some APIs are limited in the data and metadata they capture. So even if there is an API and a solution can connect to it, doesn’t mean you’ll get what you need.

Not only that, but there may be more than one API available for a particular data source, where one may be more effective for a particular use case than another. A good example of this is with Google Drive, which has more than one API which can give 3rd party software access: Drive API and Google Vault.


So, how do each of the Google APIs work? And what are the considerations you need to keep in mind when comparing Drive API vs. Vault? You’ll have to read his blog post here to find out! It’s just one more click!

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So, what do you think? Do you have a preference between Drive API vs. Vault when it comes to eDiscovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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