Improved data discovery. Over the last couple of years, Data Discovery and SaaS implementations of managing unstructured data have become significantly more developed. As a result, customers now expect holistic solutions to storage issues, including hardware, software, and services. With FileCensus by Intermine, vendors can now perform data discovery at a level that was previously unattainable.

It is possible to build a traditional database system that can manage the billions of records being added every day, but the implementation, infrastructure, and management costs would be prohibitively expensive to report on existing meta-data in a company. To get around this problem, traditional processes use a "survey" (versus a "census") concept where the data collected is limited to a pre-defined scope.

An innovative approach to data management. Intermine examined how data quickly grows in an organization and understood it would become impractical to store and manage billions of records collected each day on file systems in a traditional database. FileCensus by Intermine was then developed to by an incredibly scalable, highly compressed, and high performing read-only database.

FileCensus helps supply the knowledge without the drawbacks of traditional methods which add to the problem by creating too much information. FileCensus collects all files in an organization’s storage environment, enabling data managers and administrators to achieve data management efficiencies that improve a company’s storage situation, optimize resources, and avoid the significant cost of hardware dependence.