Enterprise Search Gets Elastic at SearchBlox

When Google discontinued its Search Appliance and Site Search products last year it created a rather significant vacuum, which has since been filled by a variety of providers; and the solutions those providers offer are becoming more robust by the day. 

One of those offerings comes from SearchBlox Software, a provider of enterprise search, sentiment analysis and text analytics solutions.

The company just announced that its software can now natively use the Amazon Elasticsearch Service, the fully managed and scaleable Elasticsearch service available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Developed in Java and released as open source (under the terms of the Apache License), Elasticsearch is a search engine based on Lucene. Elasticsearch provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents, making it more than capable to handle the needs of even the most demand of enterprises.   

SearchBlox has migrated more than 100 customers from Google Search Appliance (GSA) to the SearchBlox Enterprise Search platform since Google eliminated its offering. Using SearchBlox with Amazon Elasticsearch Service will appeal to customers looking for highly scalable, fully-managed cloud-based enterprise search solutions.

"SearchBlox was an early adopter of Elasticsearch and continues to leverage new features of Elasticsearch to offer our customers a robust and highly scalable enterprise search solution." said Timo Selvaraj, Co-Founder and VP of Product Management at SearchBlox. "By supporting Amazon Elasticsearch Service, SearchBlox provides customers the capability to replace Google Search Appliance on AWS Cloud with zero downtime, fully managed service".