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7 Enterprise Search Appliances That Can Save the Day

Nov 29, 2011, 01:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Hess)

[ Thanks to Amy Newman for this link. ]

"A search appliance is a dedicated computer with a small footprint (1U or 2U) whose only task in life is to provide indexing and searching services to your users or customers. All appliances ship with a web-based interface for easy administration and end-user document search and retrieval. Most search appliance manufacturers provide multiple appliance levels to fit your budget or specific indexing needs. This list of seven enterprise search appliances is in no particular order.

"A word of caution is in order when comparing search appliances and their pricing models. Most appliance vendors charge by how many documents you want to index. A few charge by the amount of data you're indexing, while others have no limit on the number of documents or the data volume."

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