GigaOm Radar Report

GigaOm Radar Report for eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

The GigaOm Radar Report is a report that evaluates several eDiscovery solution vendors and puts them on a “radar” to illustrate their ranking of market leaders.

The report was released last month by GigaOm, which provides technical, operational, and business advice for IT’s strategic digital enterprise and business initiatives. This GigaOm Radar report highlights key eDiscovery vendors and identifies vendors and products that excel. The report is available here for GigaOm subscribers.

In the corresponding GigaOm report Key Criteria for Evaluating E-Discovery Solutions, GigaOm describes in more detail the key features and metrics used to evaluate these vendors. Together, these reports are designed to provide an overview of the category and its underlying technology, identify leading eDiscovery offerings, and help decision-makers evaluate these platforms and make a more informed investment decision.


The author of the report is Sue Clarke, who has worked as an industry analyst for almost 25 years, supplying research, analysis, and advisory services in the content management space to both organizations and vendors.

The report evaluates 19 different eDiscovery software vendors on factors including: vendor positioning (Small-to-medium business (SMB), Large enterprise and/or Law firms), deployment mode (cloud only, on-premises or hybrid), key criteria (e.g., recursive data parsing, tagging & organizing documents, data governance, predictive coding) and evaluation metrics (speed, flexibility, scalability, support and ease of use).

Evaluation of the factors leads to the GigaOm Radar, which plots vendor solutions across a series of concentric rings, with those set closer to the center judged to be of higher overall value. The chart characterizes each vendor on two axes—balancing Maturity versus Innovation, and Feature Play versus Platform Play—while providing an arrow that projects each solution’s evolution over the coming 12 to 18 months. Here is the GigaOm Radar:

GigaOm Radar

The report proceeds to classify the vendors as follows:

  • Leaders: OpenText and Veritas
  • Leaders in the Innovation Half: Nuix and Everlaw
  • Leaders in the Maturity Half: Exterro and Knovos
  • Challengers in the Maturity Half: Digital WarRoom, Logikcull, Nextpoint, Proofpoint, and Relativity
  • Mature Challengers: IPRO and DISCO
  • Innovative Challengers: CloudNine, Consillio, Onna, and Zapproved
  • Challengers: IBM and Microsoft

The report discusses some of the reasons for its classifications for each of the vendors. The majority of the report is focused on Vendor Insights – descriptions of the vendor solutions being evaluated and the Strengths and Challenges of each, which is useful if you want to better understand some of the capabilities of the solutions.

The report concludes with an Analyst’s Take section with more information about her evaluation considerations and factors for you to consider as well. If you’re interested in finding out more about any of the eDiscovery solutions above, the GigaOm Radar report will have some useful information. Of course, you should always research any solution and ask questions to ensure the solution meets your needs before selecting any solution, especially an eDiscovery solution.

So, what do you think? Have you seen the GigaOm Radar report before? You have now! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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