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Press Releases | Thursday, February 25, 2016

Datawatch BDS migration to ASG ViewDirect for major Bank


HOUSTON, TX, February 25, 2016 -- DSI, LLC. today reported on the completion of a document archive migration project from Datawatch BDS to ASG ViewDirect.

The customer, one of the largest American financial services corporations, had been using DataWatch BDS (also known as RMOD, WinCoins, WebCoins, COINSERV or ESP+Archive) for archiving mainframe generated line data reports related to its operations. The legacy system was hosted on a Sun Solaris server and used a proprietary non-SQL database for storing document metadata.

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 400 customer supplied backup optical platters (UDO2, 60GB each) and 1 TB of magnetic repositories.

Some 200 million reports were extracted and converted to ASCII format, including embedded metadata, to facilitate ingestion into ViewDirect. Report timestamps were made unique by adding increments of 1 second, where needed. Annotations were extracted from the legacy archive and delivered as XML files. The data deliveries were made on BitLocker encrypted USB drives with a cumulative size of 40 TByte.

We enjoyed working in close cooperation with ASG to develop the details of the report data and annotation import specification.

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