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Neudesic has announced the release of a new case study for the company’s Neuron-ESB product, detailing work completed for The National Archives of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s largest records repositories, holding more than 11 million records, spanning the Magna Carta to modern government papers.

An online catalogue of The National Archives’ collection was launched in 1998, and since then, the catalogue has more than doubled in size. To manage the collection, the organization has designed and implemented a number of home-grown systems to improve the accessibility and maintenance of its growing collection.

In 2010, The National Archives decided to move to a standardized Service Oriented Architecture framework to reduce maintenance costs and provide the flexibility to add new services in the future.  They selected Neuron-ESB from Neudesic to build the platform for a discovery service that would enable both internal and external customers to quickly access online information.

“We looked at a range of commercial products, but found that it would take too long to implement them for this project,” saidAleksandr Drozdov, Enterprise Architect, The National Archives. “We also explored open source solutions, but there were just too many issues around maintenance, support and capabilities, including for WCF, and many of them are made for Java users – not what we needed in our organization. Neuron-ESB was the right choice for us.”

“The National Archive’s use of Neuron-ESB is yet another satisfying example of how we enable our customers to reallocate consulting dollars back into their business where they need it most,” stated Marty Wasznicky, Director of Business Development at Neudesic.  “Rather than incur additional expenses hiring external consulting specialists, the National Archives team was able to master Neuron-ESB’s intuitive platform quickly, finishing the project in a fraction of the time it would have taken if they had chosen a competitive platform.”

To read the complete case study, visit

About The National Archives

The National Archives,, is a government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). As the official archives of the UK government it cares for, The National Archives makes available and ‘brings alive’ a vast collection of over 1000 years of historical records, including the treasured Domesday Book.  Not only safeguarding historical information, The National Archives also manages current digital information and devises new technological solutions for keeping government records readable now and in the future. It provides world class research facilities and expert advice, publishes all UK legislation and official publications, and is a leading advocate for the archive sector.  Read more about The National Archives recent discovery initiative in this press release:

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Joanne Sturge