Search Appliance Comparison Matrix   goebel group

Compare Search Appliance Tools for Enterprise Search, Intranet Search, or Web Search

A resource from Goebel Group Inc.

   
Need to Index Exchange Emails - What about files on a networked drive? Contact us for our recommendation Free Custom IE or Firefox Browser Toolbar  Works with All Search Appliance Products -  Desktop  Search, Intranet, Web and Deep Web Search. Desktop Search Matrix Compare over 15 Vendors -Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, X1 and more. Enterprise Desktop Search Matrix - Compare Verity, Google, X1
       

The search software, hardware, and support bundle or search appliance has become very popular since being introduced in early 2002. Organizations who want a choice of the industries best search tools without the cost of customization or professional services have chosen the Search Appliance over traditional software only offerings. In many cases organizations have seen a dramatic increase in website traffic, ecommerce sales, and intranet popularity.

Date of last update: 10/20/2010       Updated : MaxxCAT EX-5000                                                                                         N/A = Info not available on vendors website

Vendor/Product Google Mini Thunderstone SBE Thunderstone   Search Appliance APP 250 MaxxCAT EX-5000 Index Engines

ES-100

Google Search Appliance GB-7007 Index Engines

ES-200

Google Search Appliance GB-9009
Version 2.2 N/A 5 2.1 1.0 6.8 1.0 6.8
Demo See it live See it live See it live See it live See it live See it live See it live See it live
Maximum Number of Documents (files) indexed Up to                300,000 Up to                50,000 Up to 6 Million  Unlimited Up to 4 Million files Up to 10 Million Up to 30 Million 10 Million to Billion
Number of Queries per Minute 50 1000 2500 12,500 3000 300 3000 1000
Target Customer Small Business - Intranet or website Small Business - Intranet or website Small to Large Business - intranet or website Small Business to Large Enterprise Small to Large Business - intranet Large Business, Intranet, website or ecommerce Midsize to Large Business -Intranet, Large Business Intranet, website or ecommerce
Review/Article InfoWorld   InfoWorld InfoWorld   InfoWorld  
Content from web servers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content from file server No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
File formats indexed 220

* Business Objects, Cognos, Cisco, Employease, Microsoft Exchange,
Netsuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, SAS, and others.

Most Including Zip files Most Including Zip files Most including .zip files Microsoft Office files, ASCII text, PDF, XML, RTF, html, and more.

Files do not need to be web-enabled.

 Zip, Gzip, Tar.

Microsoft Exchange and .pst

 

220 Microsoft Office files, ASCII text, PDF, XML, RTF, html, and more.

Files do not need to be web-enabled.

Zip, Gzip, Tar.

Microsoft Exchange and .pst

220
Flexible Crawling Schedules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access control for secure content Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content from RBDS Yes* Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Content from 3rd party feeds No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Search Internal and External sources with one query Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Content Integration from multiple sources - federated search No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Categorization of results - Clustering No No No Yes No No No No
Ability to Attach Metadata to files No N/A N/A Yes Yes No Yes No
Continuous Crawling No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Number of Collections One Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Skins or User Interfaces One Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited   Unlimited   Unlimited
Multi-lingual  Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Read, index and follow JavaScript No Yes Yes Yes   No   No
Integrated with 3rd party Toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes
Integration with 3rd party Desktop Search Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes
Integration with 3rd Party Deskbar Yes N/A N/A Yes   Yes   Yes
Works with 3rd Party Portals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Appliance monitoring via standard SNMP interface No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software Updates and Support 2 year New 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Standard Support Options Email, Online Forum Email, Online Forum, Phone Email, Online Forum, Phone Email, Online Phone, On Site Online, Email,  Phone

 

Email, Online Forum Online, Email  Phone Email, Online Forum
Hardware Support 1 year 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
License Type Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual 2 year Perpetual 2 year Perpetual 2 year
Hardware Form Factor 1 U Rack Mount 1 U Rack Mount 1 U Rack Mount  1- 8 U Rack Mount 1 U Rack Mount Multi Rack Included 1 U Rack Mount Multi Rack Included
Sample Pricing

Pricing from vendors website or other public sources

 

50,000 documents for $2990.

100,000 documents for $3,990

200,000 documents for $6,990

300,000 documents for $9,990

Includes hardware and first year support and updates

$4995

 Includes hardware and 2 years support and updates

Starting at $10,000 to purchase hardware with software. support and updates for 2 years $8,995 includes hardware, software and support

 

$29,500

Includes hardware and 2 years support and updates

2 years License includes hardware, software and support

Call or email for Price

$34,500

Includes hardware and 2 years support and updates

2 years License includes hardware, software and support

Call or email for price

*The Google Mini - Search Results from a DBS with Google OneBox Enterprise.

More Information call 440-289-3227 or email dfg@goebelgroup.com

Also visit the Desktop Search Matrix to compare over 16 desktop search tools

SearchMax Desktop Search Blog

This information is provided as a service and was compiled from the vendorís and other  public websites. Goebel Group Inc is not responsible for the accuracy of the content and suggests that prospective customers contact the vendors themselves for the latest updates. This matrix is the property of Goebel Group Inc and may not be distributed or copied.  2004-05

For help with choosing a Desktop or Enterprise Search Tool email dfg@goebelgroup.com

Sign up for our newsletter and to be notified when changes are made to the Search Appliance Matrix

goebel group