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The Benefits of Thunderstone's Investment Protection Program

December 15, 2015

Nobody wants a bad investment. You paid good money for a service, and you don't want to be trapped by a bad decision. Thunderstone helps you unlock the information within your organization while helping you protect the investment you made in a search solution.

The Benefits of Thunderstone's Investment Protection Program

When you work with Thunderstone, you get treated fairly. There's no sudden realization that you need to upgrade to a new version to get what you really wanted. You won't feel forced to comply with unreasonable demands because you don't control a key component of your business.

No, you'll get full ownership of your Thunderstone search solution, meaning you're in charge and won't have to be afraid of being overcharged in the future.

Search Solutions That Grow With Your Organization

With Thunderstone, your company won't be penalized for success. If you are a current client, you won't be charged full price when you need to move up to an upgraded search solution. Instead, you'll only pay the difference between your current search capacity and the level of your new search solution.

Searching for the Right Solution

An investment in Thunderstone is one that allows your search solution to grow with you. Contact us online or give us a call at 216-820-2200 today to talk to one of our experts about a search solution for your organization.

February 2011 Newsletter

February 28, 2011

February 2011 - Archive

CONTENTS


TEXIS VERSION 6 RELEASED

The newest version of Texis, Version 6, is now in full release. New features include:

  • More intuitive searches, including Unicode support and accent insensitive searches.
  • Improved XML/XSLT support, including a new API for building XML based applications more easily.
  • HTTP/1.1 support including gzip compression to reduce crawl times and bandwidth utilization.
  • Enhanced options for showing search results, including multiple snippets and highlighting using CSS styles.
  • Many more... See a full list of Version 6 features here.

 

Call us today at 216-820-2200 to find out how the latest version of Texis can help you.


NEW PRODUCT SURVEY

Thunderstone Software is currently working on a new web-based email product. We'd like to hear about what you might be looking for in an email solution, from search to archiving to contact management and beyond. Please take a minute to fill out our brief survey and share your thoughts. Thanks!


TECH TIP: MULTICOLOR QUERY HIGHLIGHTING

One of the many new features of Texis 6 is styling matches when generating an abstract. Each term in the query can be highlighted in a different style (color, font, etc).
Search results for Historic airport
... On average, the airport will see one Xtra Airways flight per day. References Historic Wendover Airfield FAA Airport Master Record for ENV (Form 5010 PDF) External links Resources ...
This can be especially helpful when using a thesaurus or equivs, as it will help users realize which search terms the hits came from.
Search results for location destination
A large portion of the airport's commercial airline service occurs during the winter and spring months, as the area is a popular tourist destination and seasonal home for snowbirds ...

Highlighting can be done differently with 3 <fmt> flags:

  • %mI - generates CSS code in an inlinestyle attribute at every hit. The highlighting will then not be depend on any external resources.
    • <fmt "%mIH" $query $text> gives:
      ... average, the <span style="background:#ffff66;color:black;font-weight:bold;">airport</span> will see ...
  • %mC - places unique cssclasses on each search hit. This allows you to apply your own customization by defining the class yourself.
    • <fmt "%mCH" $query $text> gives:
      ... average, the <span class="query queryset2">airport</span> will see ...
  • %mb - the previously existing method that bolds the matches is still supported.
    • <fmt "%mbH" $query $text> gives:
      ... average, the <b>airport</b> will see ...

You can also highlight the query with itself to provide a legend of the highlighting styles as the "search results for" above: <fmt "%mIH" $query $query>


Feedback, suggestions and questions are welcome. Send your email to .

Thunderstone Releases Texis Version 6

February 17, 2011
Thunderstone Releases Texis Version 6

CLEVELAND, OH — The leading development environment for full-text database search applications just got even better -- Texis Version 6 is here.

New features available in Texis 6 include:

  • More intuitive searches, including Unicode support and accent-insensitive queries:
    This improves non-English searches; e.g. "cœur" will also match "coeur", "resume" will match "resumé".
  • Improved XML/XSLT support, including a new API for building XML based applications more easily.
  • HTTP/1.1 support including gzip compression to reduce crawl times and bandwidth utilization:
    Reduces load on targeted servers, and potentially allows access to more content.
  • Enhanced options for showing search results, including multiple snippets and styled highlighting:
    Shows more query-relevant text in results, and allows full customization of query term presentation.
  • And much more: see the full list of new features here.

For almost 30 years Thunderstone Software has been dedicated to providing the best search solutions possible to government, corporate, and non-profit customers, with exceptional service and devotion to finding the right solution for the customer.

For further information call 216-820-2200, visit www.thunderstone.com or email

March 2010 Newsletter

March 31, 2010

March 2010 - Archive

CONTENTS


PUBLIC SECTOR SEARCH APPLIANCE SAVINGS PROGRAM

As various states are providing appliance rebate programs to encourage consumers to switch to new energy efficient appliances we thought it only appropriate to offer our federal government GSA pricing (a savings of up to 32% over list prices) to all state and local governments to help with their budget constraints this spring.

Call our sales office today at 216-820-2200 to find out how switching to a Thunderstone Search Appliance can save you money today.


CUSTOMER QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"I'm impressed with vortex. You have so much functionality already put in to your language that I had to do by hand in perl." -- Gwen Zanin, Sr. Database Designer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

TECH TIP: NEW VS REFRESH

Once you've completed your first walk, you have a choice of how further walks should be performed. It's a choice between thoroughness and speed.

"New" crawls are started from scratch, just like the initial crawl. It takes your initial URLs, forgets everything else, and finds all the content again. The advantage is that you can be sure that every URL is checked on every walk, but the downside is it takes just as long as your initial walk. If your initial walk wasn't excessively long, this could be a feasible walking strategy.

If your initial walk took a week to finish, you might not want to do a New walk every time, though. Our "Refresh" walk schedules pages based on how often they change. The idea is that if a page hasn't changed in 6 months, we don't need to check it EVERY night. Only a subset of pages are checked on a refresh walk, with the more frequently changing pages checked more often than rarely changing ones.

The advantage of refresh walks is they can complete much faster than New walks, allowing your changing content to be updated much more frequently. The disadvantage is if a rarely-changing page DOES change, it might be a while before the refresh crawl checks it to notice the change.

Which type of walk is appropriate depends on your situation, the size of your content, and how quickly things need updated.


Feedback, suggestions and questions are welcome. Send your email to .

State and Local Governments Offered Search Appliance Savings Program

March 22, 2010

CLEVELAND, OH — State and local governments are being offered a chance to reduce their IT budget by buying search solutions at the same price the Federal government negotiated, while at the same time gaining a level of customer service and flexibility that consistently surpasses the levels that have become the industry norm. In addition to these savings they will also save by only needing to license once compared to other solutions that require never-ending periodic relicensing.

The Thunderstone family of search solutions provides the following benefits:

  • Knowledgeable and accessible technical support. If you have a question or need any assistance call one of our qualified engineers.
  • A perpetual license, which means once you have the solution you never have to repurchase it.
  • Full trade-in credit if you need to expand your license.
  • A flexible range of solutions designed to work the way you want, including appliances, virtual appliances, software and hosted SaaS models.

For almost 30 years Thunderstone Software has been dedicated to providing the best search solutions possible to government, corporate, and non-profit customers, with exceptional service and devotion to finding the right solution for the customer.

For further information call 216-820-2200, visit www.thunderstone.com or email

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