EBAY RENEWS COMMITMENT TO THUNDERSTONE SOFTWARE
Cleveland, March 28, 2002 -- Thunderstone Software announced that its
customer eBay has renewed its license for the Texis search engine
software. Texis provides the text-search capabilities for the ebay.com
service and other eBay Inc. companies.
Texis has been eBay's search engine since before eBay became a
household name with its 1998 stock offering. In that time the Texis
software has "scaled up" to handle more than 30 million searches a day
for eBay, against an ever-changing database of millions of items for
sale. eBay.com features that are "powered" by Texis include the "smart
search" and "advanced search" pages.
Texis also provides the search and power-search function of eBay's
subsidiary Half.com. Texis was the original search engine of Half.com,
beginning with its founding in 1999 as an independent company, before
its acquisition by eBay.
eBay and Half selected Texis as their search engines because of Texis's
superior database-related capabilities. Texis is the only text-search
software built on a structured query language (SQL) framework. This
provides superior tools for programmers, as well as vastly better
performance than the text-search features of other relational database
Thunderstone Software LLC provides high-performance solutions for
text-searching in conjunction with relational database applications.
Applications of this technology include publishing, catalogs,
classified advertising, content management, and web-searching.
Thunderstone is a 20-year-old company whose products are used on
thousands of web sites worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.thunderstone.com or contact
Thunderstone Software on +1 216-820-2200.