I’ve been doing a lot of work lately with kCura Relativity, a legal discovery tool with a SQL Server back end. I really enjoy working with George Orr, Scott Ellis, Mike Kolek, and the rest of the team at kCura because they’re fun people solving cool technology problems. It’s not too often that you hear a database guy saying, “Wow, I really love this third party software,” but I do. It’s not easy to build an ISV app that manages terabytes of data while letting complete strangers manage the database – and even add fields and indexes – so my hat is off to these guys.
If you’re a Relativity admin coming to Chicago for RelativityFest next week, say hi to me at the Advice Bar, where I’ll be hanging out in between classes. Bring your toughest database questions and we can play Stump the Microsoft Certified Master.
And yep, I’m attending classes too – I find the whole e-discovery business really interesting, and I like being able to speak the user language. I like being able to say, “I know where you’re clicking in the app that’s producing this database query, and here’s a more efficient way to get the data you need.”