- System log search engine developed for IBM's MVS OS.
- Thunderstone - EPI incorporated in California.
- Logic Line - Fuzzy AI retrieval package created for PCs.
- Realtime fast pattern matching algorithms developed.
- Headquarters moved to Cleveland, Ohio (cultural mecca of the universe).
- Metamorph concept-based search developed.
- Unix version of Metamorph beats TRW hardware engine.
- Metamorph helps USAF pilot avoid fighter loss.
Metamorph deployed in nuclear power plant for procedure searching.
EDS applies Metamorph to litigation support.
- Metamorph installed at Joint Chiefs of Staff.
MVS-XA Metamorph tied to IBM's DB2 at JSFC for Space Shuttle support.
( Birth of the Texis RDBMS product concept. )
- API library created to embed Thunderstone in other packages.
Lincoln National Insurance deploys Metamorph based Competitive Intelligence system.
- NWC at China Lake creates Thunderstone-based shipboard message handling system.
- Development on the Texis RDBMS begins.
Softsolutions / Wordperfect document management product released.
- Thunderstone wins performance benchmarks for Dow-Jones Telerate.
Texis RDBMS released.
- Texis adds Microsoft ODBC support.
Terabyte barrier broken for Breast-Implant litigation DBMS.
- Web Interface to Texis released.
Webcrawler rewritten on Texis.
Novell picks Network Publishing & Thunderstone for Website.
- Thunderstone reorganized, buys back all outstanding shares.
Webinator Web Walker released.
Gates' Corbis picks Texis for 1.2 million image Internet library.
- BBC announces AP, Neville, and Thunderstone team for 12,000 seat application.
Several Advance - Newhouse newspapers deploy intranet newsroom support.
Support for Java JDBC announced.
Wall St. Journal Web site uses Thunderstone for realtime news.
- Associated Press converts photo-archive to Texis Internet application.
Ziff Davis converts all of ZDNET.COM to Texis applications.
Thunderstone push-profiler tops 1,000,000 queries per second.
Automatic Document Categorization engine released.
$9.5 Billion deal between Hughes, Raytheon and Texas Instruments depends on Thunderstone system for legal discovery.
- eBAY - the largest Internet classified/auction site - uses
Thunderstone as primary search RDBMS.
Thunderstone's 300+ gig Web Site index tops 50 million queries/month on $30K of hardware.
Computershopper.com rolls out massive Texis Internet shopping
Smithsonian Institute's Innovation Awards Program site powered by Thunderstone.
- Combined Geography and Text retrieval search speed record broken by Texis.
TheStreet.com deploys Texis-based Stock Quote & News system.
Dogpile.com tops several million hits per day on Thunderstone-based Internet search engine.
Weather.com uses Webinator for its Top 100 site.
Goto.com switches to Thunderstone based Internet search engine.
Netscape Open Directory project supported by Texis RDBMS.
Thunderstone acquires 49% interest in Dogpile.com.
ISearch replaces Oracle in favor of Texis RDBMS.
About.com / MiningCo switches to Thunderstone for search.
Neilsen - Netratings says "powered by Thunderstone" delivered more than all other banners.
Wall Street Journal uses Texis for its employment site.
Thunderstone sells interest in Dogpile to Go2net in $70 million deal.
QVC selects Texis for online ecommerce.
Washington Post selects Texis for employment site.
Thunderstone powers more Internet searches than any other company.
- Thunderstone powers Half.com, "an organized online marketplace to
buy and sell high-quality, previously owned goods for at least half
off list price." Half.com later is acquired by eBay Inc.
Thunderstone invests in Master.com and provides all Master.com
technology. This innovative service delivers privately branded
application services to webmasters. Applications include
site-searching, web-searching, message boards, classified ads, custom
forms, calendars, and much more.
Profiler system added to Texis. The profiler manages a large number
of queries against changing data -- for example, users' stored
searches to be matched in real time against incoming news streams.
Library modules added to Texis Web Script. These provide a complete
source code management system with code sharing and revision
Vignette introduces Texis accelerator module for their StoryServer -
V/5 document management system. Texis becomes the preferred search
engine for Vignette-powered sites.
- Texis version 4 Released with many new features, enhancements, and speedups, including WAP/WML and Locale support.
eBay reevaluates search software and chooses to continue using Texis over others.
Webinator 4 released and adds completely customizable walker with web-based administration, written in Texis Web Script.
Webinator is first web indexer to automatically ignore words in page headers, footers, and navigation menus.
Webinator learns to crawl and index Macromedia Flash text and hyperlinks.
Secure page (HTTPS) and FTP support added to Texis and Webinator.
Webinator CMS (version for content management systems) introduced.
Texis powers web-wide discussion board/message board searching for InfoSpace metasearch portals.
- Thunderstone Search Appliance introduced, capable of handling over 1,000 queries
America Online selects Thunderstone's Texis software for online
classified advertising system. Used for storing and searching Monster job
listings, as well as other classified categories with content posted by AOL
Thunderstone's Webinator wins the Cleveland Area Knowledge Industry Best Software Product award.
Texis version 5.0 contains many improvements and optimizations.
The Search Appliance and Webinator gain important new capabilities
such as Adaptive Indexing.
Thunderstone receives U.S. General Services Administration contract
to supply Search Appliance to government agencies via Federal Supply
Service, also known as GSA Schedule.
Third party database walking and indexing.
DataLoad API and results
authorization added to Search Appliance.
Search Appliance gains database-like flexibility with custom fields for
search and sort.
Thunderstone delivers 15 million URL capacity appliance.
The Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance introduced, combining the
flexibility and power of TEXIS with the ease of use of an appliance. It
provides an easy way to create applications that combine full-text and
structured data without programming.
Thunderstone offers a new "Entity Extraction with Guided Navigation" option
for Thunderstone Search Appliances.
Ecological Internet (EI) upgrades its Webinator license to 5 million
Ariba, Inc. doubles the size of its Texis license to develop a global
Knowledge Management portal for Ariba's customers, partners, suppliers,
prospects and employees around the world.
Thunderstone adds support for connectors for direct import from
third party databases.
Version 6.3 of the Thunderstone Search Appliance software released with new
SOAP API and Single Sign-On Authentication Helper for Windows environments.
Thunderstone launches the Thunderstone Reseller/Channel Partner Program.
KMWorld Magazine names Thunderstone Software LLC as one of "100 Companies That Matter In Knowledge Management".
New Jersey Star Ledger and related newspapers expand their use of
Thunderstone's Texis in online newspaper search.
Thunderstone Software's Frederick A. Harmon named as a "2009 Channel Chief"
by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine.
Thunderstone Search Appliance version 7.0 released with faster URL Category
Searching, enhanced Federated Search (Thunderstone Meta Search,) improved
Character Match Mode, optional Language Analysis Module, MySQL support added
to DB Walker - which already supported Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and
PostgreSQL databases - and an updated "look and feel" to the administrative
interface of the Appliance.
Maryland State Archives chooses the Thunderstone Search Appliance 9000
with capacity to handle 9 million documents.
Thunderstone Search Appliance adds OpenSearch support, as well as support
for both consuming and producing RSS Feeds.
KMWorld selects the Thunderstone Search Appliance as a "Trend-Setting
Product of 2009."
Rollout of first major installation of Catalog solution. Thunderstone's
Catalog solution leverages the Parametric Search Appliance features
and adds e-commerce catalog import features. Replacements.com uses
Thunderstone's Catalog solution to search their inventory of millions
of unique china and flatware items.
Virtual appliance versions introduced, allowing customers
to reduce cost, space, and energy requirements by running the Search
Appliance on existing virtual hosting infrastructure.
Thunderstone Software's Frederick A. Harmon recognized as a
"2010 Channel Chief" by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine.
Texis version 6 released. It includes major enhancements to
Internationalization and Unicode support, XML handling, and reduced
bandwidth utilization among many others. Texis is the core of all
things Thunderstone. As such, improvements to it automatically improve
Thunderstone's entire product line.
Webinator 6 released. It takes advantage of Texis 6 and improves file
format support, search customization, and walk scheduling.
Search Appliance 8 released. It incorporates Texis 6 and Webinator
6 and adds a new connector framework to support more ways to get data
in through existing third party connectors. It also provides a SOAP
API for administration and various performance and feature enhancements.