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Press Releases | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Datawatch BDS migration for Major Health Insurance Company


HOUSTON, TX, March 31, 2015 -- DSI, LLC. today reported on the completion of a document archive migration project from Datawatch RMOD to IBM Content Manager OnDemand.

The customer, a major national health insurance company, had been using BDS (also known as Monarch RMOD, INSCI COINS, COINSERV or ESP+Archive) for archiving EOB forms (Xerox Metacode) and other documents (AFP, PDF) related to its operations. The legacy system was hosted on a Sun Solaris server and used a mix of 5.25” optical platters and the Solaris file system for storage.

The migration was performed at Data Strategies’ secure facility in Houston, TX using its proven off-line document migration platform. The project involved processing from some 3,300 customer supplied backup optical platters and some 9 TB of magnetic repositories. A total of 1.2 billion index records were extracted from the binary files that constituted the non-SQL BDS ‘database’.

Some 2.5 billion Xerox Metacode pages were converted to the AFP format. A total of 650 million documents and associated indexes with a cumulative size of 30 TByte were delivered to the client on encrypted USB hard disk drives using CMOD’s Generic Indexer format.

Finding a correct set of print resources is always a challenge in migration projects. Since the BDS legacy archive doesn’t maintain any relation between documents and required resources, all extracted, native AFP documents were scanned for resource dependencies. All required resources for a particular load file (.OUT) were packaged in tailor-made resource groups, ready for ingestion into CMOD.

For further information about Data Strategies' document archive migration services, please contact:

Yash Havalimane
Phone: (713) 782.7183

Dr. Giancarlo Gaggero
Phone: +39 339 489.4760