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ZNZ Data Identifier

ZNZ Data Processing Instant Deployment

Data Identifier identifies, enriches, and indexes all of your Unstructured Data [including troublesome Dark Data] - turning it into Actionable Smart Data.  Once all of your escalating avalanche of Unstructured Data is available as Actionable Smart Data, Data Allocator provides a unified data optic.

$2k Per Terabyte

SaaS License 

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$1M Annual On-Premise

Unlimited License 

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… a $3M in-perpetuity license is also available.

Level One

Data Identifier Surface Scan

Data Identifier’s Surface Scan represents a pioneering initiative for enterprises, enabling them to discern, scrutinize, and strategically address their extant data repositories.  By emphasizing metadata analysis, this tool facilitates rapid yet perspicacious and accurate exploration of data landscapes, equipping entities with a Unified Data Optic and the acumen to effectuate sagacious cost-saving storage management decisions with Actionable Smart Data. 


The Level One Data Identifier Surface Scan is meticulously crafted to guide your organization through the labyrinthine intricacies of expansive and nebulous data troves.  Through this elevated scanning methodology, enterprises are poised to attain a lucid comprehension of their data assets, culminating in strategic ROT disposal and optimized utilization of their storage infrastructures.


  1. Metadata Penetration
    At its core, the Surface Scan zeroes in on the metadata of targeted data.  Metadata is data about data; it provides information about the content, quality, condition, origin, and other characteristics of data.  By scanning metadata, the software can identify key characteristics of the data without having to dive deep into its content.

  2. ROT Analysis

    • Redundant: Identifying duplicate data that may be hogging storage space.

    • Obsolete: Detecting data that’s outdated or hasn’t been accessed for a long time. This could be based on a predefined age parameter set by the user.

    • Trivial: Flagging data based on file extensions that are typically deemed non-essential.

  3. High Speed and Accuracy
    Recognizing the vast amounts of data modern organizations store, the tool is built for speed. With the capability to scan up to 8,000,000 files per hour, it ensures timely results.

  4. Intelligent Ownership Analysis w/ Rolodex
    Our proprietary Data Allocator feature is particularly unique.  Data Allocator integrates with your corporate identity systems to accurately assign ownership of data and allow you to review it based on who has access to it, rather than on the often inaccurate file information itself.

  5. Primary Dashboard
    This Dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of the findings based on the metadata, ensuring that results are easily digestible and actionable.

  6. Cost Analysis & Savings
    Storage isn’t just about space; it’s about cost.  By evaluating data based on tiered storage, your organization can realize dramatic cost savings by re-tiering storage resources with our AI-infused Policy, Compliance, Utilization, and Security Demands Data Distributor.

  7. Charge-back Reports w/ ZNZ ROI Calculator
    ZNZ ROI Calculator offers cost reporting, focusing on the identified data storage cost assignment allowing for inter-departmental cost savings, allocation, and chargebacks.

  8. Comprehensive Reporting
    Beyond just scanning, the software also provides data collection and reports on findings and lets your organization apply actions to its data, thus enabling them to manage their data proactively.

Level Two

Data Identifier Deep Scan

Data Identifier's Level Two Deep Scan: Advanced Data Analysis

Building on the groundwork laid by the Level One Surface Scan, Data Identifier's Level Two Deep Scan delves deeper into data with enhanced indexing, encompassing both full-text and content search functionalities. This scan equips your organization with a detailed and thorough overview of their data assets, enabling precise and informed decision-making in data management.

Core Distinctions

  1. In-depth Data Understanding: While the Level One scan provides a cursory view based on file metadata, enabling broad strategic decisions for storage optimization, Level Two delves into the actual content within the files. With a technological prowess that permits opening, parsing, and extracting content from over 1,000 distinct file types, Data Identifier transforms latent data into a wellspring of insights.  This transcends mere storage management, elucidating the business value, associated storage costs, and inherent risks of maintaining specific data assets.

  2. Classification, Profiling, & Retention: Equipped with this granular insight, users can classify and profile the data, tailoring retention strategies to direct specific data sets to Data Identifier. Whether determining the business value, adhering to your organization's Data Governance protocols, or assessing risk, the Level Two Deep Scan affords users the knowledge and autonomy to make informed decisions.

  3. Searchability & Reporting: All data undergoing the deep scan is indexed and made fully searchable, enhancing ease of access for subsequent reviews and reporting.

  4. Customized Deep Scans: The Deep Scan isn’t one-size-fits-all. Based on insights from the preliminary Surface Scan, targeted subsets of data can be chosen for deep analysis.

  5. Advanced Integration Capabilities: For systems necessitating intricate integrations, like API connections, a tailored cost-per-terabyte connection is made available.



  1. Foundation Services

    • Identification of traditional Unstructured Data.

    • Metadata analysis.

    • Access to a primary Optic based on metadata insights.

  2. Level 1 ROT Analysis

    • Redundant data identification.

    • Detection of obsolete data based on user-defined parameters.

    • Flagging of trivial documents deemed as non-essential to business.

  3. Cost Management

    • Tiered storage cost analysis.

    • Detailed cost reporting, inclusive of internal departmental charge-back evaluations.

  4. Deep Scan Specifics

    • Comprehensive content scanning and search capabilities.

    • Basic regular expression term identification, streamlining classification.

    • User-centric classification tools.

    • User-dictated retention strategies, directing data to the archive.

Level Three

Data Identifier AI Scan

Data Identifier's Level Three Ai Scan: Advanced Data Management with Artificial Intelligence

Data Identifier's Level Three Ai Scan is a paradigm shift in data management.  It seamlessly weaves the power of artificial intelligence with established scanning methodologies. While traditional data scans touch the surface or delve a bit deeper, the Level Three Ai Scan utilizes advanced AI workflows, paired with automation and scheduling, to offer unparalleled insights into data sets.


What is the primary advantage of this AI-centric approach?  It targets business-critical data with precision.  Meanwhile, for datasets that don't require such intricate analysis, the more cost-effective Level One and Level Two Scans can be deployed.


The implications of this advanced approach are both many and various.  Immediate benefits include noticeable cost savings, streamlined automation, and reduced chances of human error. Yet, the true essence of this scan lies in its capability to provide consistent, unbiased, and tailored data evaluations. It achieves this by employing trainable AI models, ensuring the output remains free from the inevitable variances introduced by human sentiment, understanding, or bias.


Furthermore, for systems requiring enhanced integration, there's a provision for the Cost per Terabyte Connection, especially relevant when API connections are in play.


  1. Core Features

    • Identification: Detects traditional Unstructured Data.

    • Metadata Insights: Provides a metadata-centric analysis.

    • Dashboard Access: Users can access the primary dashboard based on metadata metrics.

    • ROT Analysis: Includes Level 1 analysis for Redundant, Obsolete, and Trivial data.

  2. Financial Aspects

    • Cost Metrics: Analyzes tiered storage expenses.

    • Charge-back Reports: Offers cost reporting, focusing on inter-departmental chargebacks.

  3. Deep Dive Capabilities

    • Content Exploration: Facilitates deep content scans and searches.

    • Classification: Incorporates basic regular expression term identification.

    • User-centric Options: Enables optional user-driven classification and user-designated data offloads to ZNZ Data Archive.

  4. Ai Augmentations

    • Advanced ROT: Implements Level 2 Ai-Model ROT Analysis.

    • Sentiment Gauge: Employs sentiment analysis for pinpointing business-critical data.

    • Data Comparison: Recognizes near-duplicate data via contextual similarities.

    • Industry-focused Models: Provides Ai models tailored for specific industry verticals.

    • Automated Sorting: Enables Ai-powered data classification.

    • Scheduled Archiving: Facilitates automated retention policy offloads to archiving.

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