Nuix 7 adds Elasticsearch

Nuix has released version 7 of its patented processing engine, which extends the company’s big data capabilities to petabyte scale by giving customers the option of using Elasticsearch as the back-end database for Nuix case files. In parallel, Nuix will continue to update and support its existing architecture.

“The biggest data challenge every organisation faces, now and into the future, is how to find, analyse, and correlate critical facts from ever increasing volumes of complex data while retaining the accuracy and forensic precision they’re used to,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix.

“With Nuix 7, we are investing in the future of our customers and our technology. We’ve built an architecture that will address their needs today, tomorrow, and in years to come.”

Features include:

  • Hyper-scale their processing and search capacity - scaling within a single large server or across multiple high- or low-powered machines by combining the patented Nuix Engine with Elasticsearch as a database platform.
  • Understand hidden relationships - using the redesigned Nuix Context interface that leverages the OrientDB graph database to connect items more efficiently.
  • Get ready for real time—adding the advanced capabilities of Elasticsearch positions Nuix to make the transition to real-time search and analysis in future products.
  • Dig deeper with greater forensic precision - going deeper into file system and forensic artifacts to assist with investigations, cybersecurity incident response, and eDiscovery.
  • Apply enhanced image analysis - combining facial recognition with skin-tone analysis to quickly filter down to relevant images for investigation.
  • Address more enterprise data - extending the power of Nuix to data in EMC Documentum document management systems and other enterprise sources.   

Nuix has redesigned the Context investigative interface with input from specialists in digital forensics and user experience. The Context interface uses the OrientDB graph database to make connections between people, objects, locations, and events.