NEW SEARCH APPLIANCE OUTPERFORMS OTHERS BY 10 TIMES
Cleveland -- Jan. 31, 2003 -- The industry's most powerful search
appliance was introduced by Thunderstone Software. The Thunderstone[TM]
Search Appliance handles 10 times the load of other turn-key search
solutions, serving 1,000 typical searches per minute. Competing
products handle only about 100 searches per minute.
The Thunderstone Search Appliance is intended for organizations seeking
the simplest possible software administration, but without giving up
the security and performance of a locally hosted solution. It is a
complete web-search or intranet-search solution ready to use as soon as
plugged into a network. The Appliance is based on Thunderstone's
renowned Texis software, which powers the search functionality of major
web sites such as eBay and QVC.
Unlike products that index a limited number of collections, the
Thunderstone Appliance allows customers to create as many separate
indexes as needed. Thus the administrator may give different groups of
users access to content that is appropriate for each group. The
Appliance indexes most document formats including HTML, PDF, and word
The Thunderstone Appliance is also the only search solution that
Thunderstone Appliance also indexes FlashTM links and content.
"As the variety of web applications within organizations grows,
customers are finding it difficult to manage all the data on their
networks," said John Turnbull, Thunderstone General Manager. "Our
Search Appliance provides a turn-key solution that won't add to their
administrative burden. It performs sophisticated relevance ranking, so
that users find what they need quickly and effectively."
The Thunderstone Search Appliance may be integrated into an
organization's web sites by means of a simple HTML form added to any
page. The appearance may be customized by adding an organization's
"look and feel" template, or by using XSLT.
Thunderstone Search Appliance models are available to index either
500,000 or one million documents. For more information about the
Appliance, contact Thunderstone Software at 216-820-2200.
Thunderstone Software LLC is the premier provider of text mining
technology, integrating unstructured searching with SQL relational
database functionality. Applications of this technology include
publishing, catalogs, classified advertising, auctions, content
management, and web-searching. Thunderstone is a 22-year-old company
whose products are used on thousands of web sites worldwide. Major
customers include eBay, Corbis, QVC, About.com, ZDNet, HotJobs, and
many others. For more information, visit http://www.thunderstone.com.