Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day hearing about
how Thomson Reuters uses Oracle technology to transform their business.
Reuters Oracle Customer Showcase is an interactive event that will be held
April 15-16 at Thomson Reuter’s office in Eagan, Minnesota. The showcase features
a variety of presentations from Thomson Reuters, Oracle Executives and line of
business experts, including how Oracle Coherence and Oracle Database powered
Thomson Reuter’s WestLaw project (described in more detail below). There will
be tours of the Thomson Reuters data center, a hands-on solution pavilion,
breakout sessions and networking opportunities. And to top it all off,
attendees will be treated to a Minnesota Twins Baseball game.
Reuters Westlaw Improves Scalability and Performance with Oracle Coherence
Thomson Reuters Westlaw is one of the primary online
legal research services for lawyer and legal professionals, providing
proprietary data services and information from more than 30,000 databases of
case law, statutes, synopses, treatises, best practices, news articles and
A million times a day, Thomson Reuters Westlaw provides
lawyers with the answers they need about historical law and the latest cases from
a day, week or month ago so they can address their clients’ legal issues
quickly and accurately.
With the nature of search changing almost daily, Thomson
Reuters Westlaw decided to optimize their infrastructure around Web 2.0 to
deliver cutting edge performance and capabilities. Their first challenge was to
create an advanced search algorithm that would identify relevant documents
using term matching, legal concepts, document characteristics and search
patterns, so lawyers could do research faster with confidence they were not
Next, the team created a sleeker interface and other
features to improve workflow and help customer keep better track of the
information they found.
Then, they had to find enabling software and hardware that
would scale quickly, be available 24/7 and that was flexible enough to evolve and
scale to meet constantly changing client needs. After meeting with many vendors
and evaluating their offerings, Thomson Reuters Westlaw selected Oracle
Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams addressed Westlaw’s
data consistency needs enabling them to maintain high availability despite
being more computationally demanding than previous versions of the application.
This was made possible because Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams share the cache
across all nodes so, if a particular node fails, another node picks up where
the other left off. Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams also provide data
consistency across functions i.e. a lawyer wants to search terms highlighted on
both onscreen and printed results.
Oracle Coherence also addressed Westlaw’s need to scale
to an unprecedented degree immediately. Coherence provided the ideal solution
for scalable data management. Scaling both capacity and throughput was easily
achieved by adding more nodes to the Coherence cluster.
Find out more about how the improved performance, scalability
and availability Oracle Coherence provides helps Thomson Reuters Westlaw better
serve their clients and create unique competitive advantage.
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