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Scan Levels

Ai Data Connect & Detect Scan Level Pricing

Level One.  Ai Data Connect & Detect Surface Scan

Dark Data MetaData Identification and Disposition

Ai Data Connect & Detect’s Level One Surface Scan provides identification through metadata penetration of legacy data that is currently in storage but unrecognized in any way [turning Dumb Data into Smart Data].

Level One per Terabyte Scan*


*  The per TeraByte Scan Rate for on-premise deployment provides for tiered discounts exceeding 50 TeraBytes per engagement.

Level Two.  Ai Data Connect & Detect Deep Scan

Full Data Identification, Classification, Profiling, and Retention Policy

Ai Data Detect’s Level Two Deep Scan provides deep indexation with full text and content search.  This enables user-driven identification, classification, and profiling with user-designated retention policies. 

Cost per Terabyte Scan

+ Cost Per Terabyte Connection

Total Level Two per Terabyte Scan*




Level Three.  Ai Data Connect & Detect Ai Scan

Full Ai-Infused Data Identification, Classification, Profiling, and Retention Policy

Ai Data Detect’s Level Three Ai Scan goes beyond the deep scan by engaging the Ai analysis workflows  with scheduling and automation.  Level Three’s Ai-driven models can be used on business-critical data, while other data, where appropriate, can be handled by more economical Level One or Level Two Scans.

Cost per Terabyte Scan

+ Cost Per Terabyte Connection

Total Level Three per Terabyte Scan*




Level One

Ai Data Connect & Detect Surface Scan

Ai Data Detect’s Level One 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 the acumen to effectuate sagacious cost-saving storage management decisions. 


The Level One Ai Data Connect & Detect Surface Scan is meticulously crafted to guide organizations 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 an optimized utilization of their storage infrastructures



  1. Metadata Penetration
    At its core, the Surface Scan zeroes in on the metadata of legacy 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 6,000,000 files per hour, it ensures timely results.

  4. Intelligent Ownership Analysis
    The Ai Data Detect Rolodex feature is particularly unique. It syncs with identity systems to determine file ownership and assigns ownership based on user and group access. This is pivotal in identifying who in the organization is responsible for which datasets.

  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
    Storage isn’t just about space; it’s about cost.  By evaluating data based on tiered storage, organizations can gain insights into potential cost savings by optimizing storage resources.

  7. Cost Metrics
    Analyzes tiered storage expenses.

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

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

Level Two

Ai Data Connect & Detect Deep Scan

Ai Data Connect & Detect's Level Two Deep Scan: Advanced Data Analysis

Building on the groundwork laid by the Level One Surface Scan, Ai Data Detect's Level Two Deep Scan delves deeper into data with enhanced indexation, encompassing both full-text and content search functionalities. This scan equips organizations 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, Ai Data Connect & Detect 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 the Ai Data Connect & Detect. Whether determining the business value, adhering to an 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 dashboard 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 Smart Archive.

Level Three

Ai Data Connect & Detect Ai Scan

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

i Data Connect & Detect'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 Smart 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 Smart Archive.

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